New York Paralysis Injury
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, our New York Truck Accident Paralysis Injury Lawyer staff has seen many truck accident victims who are suffering from a serious brain injury or spinal injury resulting in paralysis. While any type of accident like a car accident, subway accident, SUV accident, ladder accident or motorcycle accident can cause these types of severe injury, a truck accident poses additional risks for permanent, debilitating physical injury.
Paralysis is a spinal cord injury that changes a victim’s life. This injury encompasses a loss of muscle function, temporarily and permanently. According to our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer team, paralysis can be partial or complete and can involve one part of the body or several body parts. If the injury involves the lower portion of the body, including the victim’s legs, the injury is referred to as paraplegia. If the injury involves both the lower and upper portion of the body, the injury is referred to as quadriplegia.
Not only is the paralysis injury significant but the injury may also cause significant complications. These complications can include blood clots, loss of bladder function, pressure sores, loss of motor functions and loss of bowel function. Once the spinal injury is healed to the best medical possibility, treating the resulting paralysis focuses on physical therapy. Possible treatment may including trying help the injury victim learn to live with the disability through the use of medical devices.
In addition to the physical injury, a truck accident paralysis injury can devastate an individual and their family, emotionally and financially. In many cases, the truck accident paralysis victim is not responsible for the accident and their injury. Our New York Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found that many of these accidents are caused by the irresponsibility, negligent action, lack of action or carelessness of another party. In truck accident cases, our team will help you figure out who is responsible for your injury. Under New York law, an employer is responsible for the actions of its employees. In a truck accident case, this means we can hold the truck driver’s company, insurance company or other commercial entity, responsible for injury and legally liable to compensate you for your expenses.
Our experienced New York Truck Accident Paralysis Lawyer staff will help you prove who is liable for your injury and help you fight to receive compensation. Not only can you receive compensation for your paralysis injury or other personal injury, but we may also be able to help you obtain an award of monies for any mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, lost time from work and an award for your physical impairment.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a spinal injury such as paralysis, contact our New York Truck Accident Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free consultation. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Rockland County, Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.