Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Queens
Spinal cord injuries often cause lifelong severe disability. The fragility and immense importance of the spinal cord to bodily function is a combination that does not bode well during accidents. The spinal cord controls communication between the brain and the rest of the body. When the spinal cord suffers damage in a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or a defective product accident – the physical and mental repercussions can be traumatic. If you or a loved one have suffered a severe back injury, our Queens spinal cord injury attorneys can help you receive compensation. We will assure that whoever is responsible for your injuries is held liable and that your medical bills for your injuries are taken care of.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
There are two main types of spinal cord injuries – complete and incomplete. Complete means there is no function at all below the level of the area of injury – no sensation or movement. This injury affects both sides of the body. Complete spinal cord injury can occur at any level of the body. Depending on the location of the injury, this can mean paralysis from the waist down or the neck down.
Incomplete spinal cord injuries allow some function below the level of injury. This can mean more movement in one limb, feeling in parts of the body, or functionality on one side but not the other. Both forms of injury are typically permanent. Spinal cord injuries occur as the result of spine or neck compression during falls, sports injuries, diving accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and acts of violence that pierce the spinal cord.
Both of these injuries result in the victim needing lifelong care and assistance to survive. Depending on the level of injury, victims may not be able to walk, eat, talk, or even breathe on their own. They may have to use wheelchairs for the rest of their lives, unable to return to work. A spinal cord injury can eventually be fatal due to respiration issues or infections. Spinal cord injuries are devastating in nature, and such incidents require the representation of legal experts who fully understand their ramifications.
Spinal Cord Injury and the Law
When a spinal cord injury is the direct result of a driver, employer, doctor, or product manufacturer’s negligence, the victim can obtain recovery for the vast amount of damages he or she has sustained. The no-fault accident rule for personal injury cases in New York typically does not apply to spinal cord injuries, as they qualify as serious injuries. The victim can file a claim against the responsible party and hire an experienced injury attorney to prove negligence.
The case value of your spinal cord injury depends on the severity and extent of damage. Spinal cord injuries typically cause lifelong damage, so it’s not uncommon for victims to receive hefty settlement amounts with the right lawyers. A good spinal cord injury lawyer understands the intricate and traumatic implications of obstacles a victim and his or her family faces and will know how to get the jury to understand them as well.
New York follows shared fault rules in personal injury cases. The judge takes the percentage he or she finds you comparatively at fault for an accident from your total compensation, making it important for victims with serious injuries to hire skilled attorneys.
Contact Our Experienced Queens Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
The lawyers at Omrani & Taub, specialize in personal injury cases involving any form of negligence. Attorneys who don’t have an in-depth knowledge about spinal cord injuries may try to settle for less and avoid the courtroom. Our personal injury attorneys know these victims deserve settlements only a court case can obtain, and they have the skill and resources to succeed in front of a jury.
We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we don’t collect any money from you unless we win financial compensation for you. When you’re ready to receive the care and attention you need from a lawyer regarding your spinal cord injury accident, contact Omrani & Taub, P.C. by calling our Queens office at (718) 714-1515.