Brooklyn Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Attorney
Victims who suffer paralysis experience particular challenges in carrying on with their lives. Less than 1% of such victims ever recover completely; the rest are left to face serious emotional, physical, and financial difficulties. A Brooklyn paraplegia and quadriplegia attorney with our firm will fight for the rights of a victim of an accident caused by the negligence or carelessness of another. We can assign a team of lawyers and paralegals to your case.
The Condition Described
Both paraplegia and quadriplegia involve damage to the spine through injury or illness, the result of which is paralysis. Given that the spinal column is the pathway of communication between parts of the body, serious injury disrupts the ability of nerve impulses to travel up or down the column with vital signals.
Paraplegia and quadriplegia are distinguished by which part of the spinal cord is damaged; in essence, the higher up the spinal column the injury, the more serious it is. Injury to the cervical spine will likely lead to quadriplegia, which involves paralysis of the body from the neck down, while damage to the lower spine will cause paraplegia, which generally includes paralysis of the lower torso and legs.
Results of Paralysis
The client of a Brooklyn paraplegia and quadriplegia attorney will in all likelihood require a wheelchair in the first stages of recovery, and often for life. While paraplegia victims generally fare better, both may suffer chronic issues with fractures, infections, cardiovascular problems, and bowel difficulties. Sadly, victims have a shorter life expectancy as well. Along with initial treatment, long-term physical therapy may be required, and possibly counseling.
While unfortunately most victims will never regain full use of the effected limbs, a Brooklyn paraplegia and quadriplegia attorney with our firm can in many instances help gain compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income, both during initial recovery and long-term, if return to work proves impossible
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages in certain cases
- Permanent lifelong injuries
Call Us for Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident which causes paraplegia or quadriplegia, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. In one of our cases our paraplegic client received a settlement of $5,600,000. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES
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