Spinal Cord Injuries
New York Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Severe impact to vertebrae can cause damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord may be crushed, pinched, severed, or even bruised resulting in quadriplegia (loss of function of all four extremities) or paraplegia (loss of function of the lower extremities), depending on the level of vertebra impacted. Individuals who have become paralyzed in a construction, truck, motorcycle, or car accident will endure daily challenges and expenses while facing potential medical complications in the future.
At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our New York spinal cord injury lawyers are dedicated to helping individuals who have sustained a spinal cord injury in an accident. We work to recover compensation for lost wages, loss of future earnings, current and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages. We take into account our client’s need for future surgery, physical therapy, in-house nursing care, and medical equipment in any proposed settlement or award in a lawsuit.
NY City Back Injury Lawyer
Our New York spinal cord injury lawyers have the knowledge and resources needed to help people suffering from a spinal cord injury sustained in a serious accident. To schedule a FREE consultation and discuss your case, contact NY City lawyers at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick today.
The Costs Associated with Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury Prevention and Cure, as of 2006, the average lifetime costs for care of a paraplegic injured at age 25 was almost $1 million. For tetraplegia, lifetime costs ranged between approximately $1.5 million and $3 million. These costs are for health care and medical expenses directly related to the spinal cord injury. They do not include lost wages, benefits and other financial losses caused by partial or total paralysis.
At Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick, our New York spinal cord injury attorneys understand the enormous costs that individuals and families face after a spinal cord injury. In order to ensure our clients receive compensation proportional to the financial impact of a spinal cord injury, we consult medical experts, life care planners, and medical economists who can document and quantify the needs of our client.
Contact Our NYC Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Settlement Attorneys Today
Insurance companies are in business to make money for their shareholders. As a result, they employ tactics and strategies for reducing the amount they pay in claims. Whether it’s claiming an injury stems from a pre-existing condition or arguing that a person should be able to work, insurers will often question the financial needs of injury victims. That’s why we work with nationally recognized experts and professionals who are prepared to undermine the claims of expert witnesses testifying on behalf of insurers.
To schedule a FREE consultation and discuss how we can help you, contact NY City back injury attorneys at Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick today.