Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
A spinal cord injury is a class of catastrophic injury that almost always results in permanent loss of mobility and sensation (paralysis) below the level of impact. This type of permanent injury is often fatal. Those who live with spine injuries are often confined to wheelchairs and struggle with permanent disabilities. When someone else’s negligence or recklessness causes another person’s spine injury, the victim should seek compensation. Help from our hard-hitting team of attorneys can make all the difference in these serious cases.
About Spinal Cord Injuries
The spinal cord transmits messages between the body and brain. It is responsible for controlling movement and sensation. When something damages the spine, it interrupts these signals, resulting in loss of ability to move or feel below the point of injury. The higher up the injury occurs on the spinal column, the worse the injury. Many types of trauma can lead to a spinal cord injury, with the most common causes as follows:
- Car accidents
- Unsafe premises
- Sports accidents
- Acts of violence
- Surgical mistakes
- Defective products
The forces many personal injury accidents exert onto victims can be too much for the delicate spine to withstand. A blow or impact to the spine as the result of a car crash, fall, or other means can cause a permanent injury. There is no cure for spine injuries, although patients may recover some feeling and movement with therapy, depending on the severity of injury. A spine injury on the road, at work, at a grocery store, or as a patient in a hospital may mean grounds for personal injury lawsuits. A conversation with a legal professional in NYC can help you understand your potential opportunities for financial recovery.
Spinal Cord Injury Law in New York
There are several legal actions that may come into play for a spinal cord injury. An injured party will need to assess the situation and choose the option that makes the most sense according to circumstances. A lawyer can assist with this process. At our law firm, we’ve handled several spine injury cases with different bases. One of the most common is negligence. This might be grounds for recovery in the event of a car accident or a breach of duty, such as in medical malpractice cases.
We’ve also seen spinal cord injuries based on the laws of premises liability. This deals with the safety of a property for visitors. If your spine injury came from a slip and fall, elevator accident, or other dangerous property condition, you may have a claim against the property owner. If a defective or dangerous product, such as a malfunctioning seatbelt, contributed to your injury, the defendant might be the product’s manufacturer or distributor.
Our legal process aims to identify the proximate cause of catastrophic injuries and the best legal action for the situation. We do this with a thorough investigation of your incident. Once we decide on the right legal strategy, we file a claim against the responsible party on your behalf. We’ll do everything we can to ensure just compensation. To start with your free consultation, get in touch online or call (212) 227-1212.