Paralysis is a serious condition that can affect nearly every aspect of your life. If you were injured in an accident that has resulted in either partial or full paralysis, it is essential that you discuss your accident and injuries with a legal professional as soon as possible.
A Bronx paralysis lawyer will determine if you are eligible for compensation that covers your injuries and losses. More importantly, they will seek to hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and obtain money damages on your behalf to compensate you for your injuries and resulting damages.
You may have suffered injuries as a result of a:
- Construction or workplace accident
- Motor vehicle or bicycle accident
- Premise or sidewalk accident
- Police or firefighter-related injury
- Nursing home abuse or neglect incident
- Medical malpractice incident
Contact the legal team of Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 today for a free case evaluation. No fees are required upfront; you pay nothing unless we secure a monetary recovery for you.
Paralysis Can Limit Your Body’s Range of Movement
Paralysis is known as a loss of physical control or strength over a specific muscle or muscle group in the body, as stated by Healthline. It is not usually due to an issue within the muscles themselves, but rather, more often related to an issue within the nerve cells that work between the affected body part and the brain. These nerve cells are responsible for delivering signals to your muscles, indicating them to move. Paralysis is related to a breakdown in communication within the nerve cells and the affected muscles.
Paralysis can happen in various degrees.
Among the types of paralysis are:
- Complete: Which occurs when a person cannot move any their muscles in any manner
- Permanent: Paralysis without the chance of recovering; muscle control never returns
- Partial: Also known as paresis, is when there is still some control over muscle movement
- Temporary: When paralysis is not permanent, and some or all muscle control returns
- Spastic: When muscles spasm, jerk erratically, and are tight and hard
Paralysis may occur almost anywhere in the body. In your case, it may be localized, meaning that your injury only affects one part of the body, such as an arm, leg, hand, the face, or the vocal cords. Your injury may also be generalized, meaning that multiple parts of the body could be affected.
Among the types of generalized paralysis are:
- Monoplegia: affecting just one limb
- Hemiplegia: affecting one side of the body
- Diplegia: affecting one area on both sides of the body (e.g., both arms or sides of the face)
- Paraplegia: affecting both legs and in some cases, sections of the trunk
- Quadriplegia or tetraplegia: affecting both of the arms or both of the legs
Only a medical doctor can provide an answer as to whether your condition will improve over time.
How Paralysis May Affect Your Body
As stated by the Cleveland Clinic, paralysis may include a number of other issues unrelated to movement.
These issues include:
- Complications involving breathing, one’s heart rate, or blood flow
- Blood clots in the legs
- The normal functioning of organs, glands, or tissues
- Injuries to the skin, such as pressure sores
- Problems with urinating and defecating
- Problems related to sexual function
- The inability to communicate, speak, or swallow
- Personality, emotional, or mood changes
Paralysis affects each person differently. Some people living with paralysis are able to live independently while others require around-the-clock care.
Filing a Claim for Your Paralysis Injury
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligent actions or failure to act, and you were paralyzed as a result, you are entitled to seek compensation for your losses. Paralysis can affect everything about your daily life, causing tremendous pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, and loss of the ability to continue working in your previous capacity.
Additionally, such a severe medical diagnosis can require extensive medical treatment, surgeries, lifelong therapy, and other types of ongoing treatment to manage your condition. The medical expenses can range well into the hundreds of thousands of dollars––perhaps even higher–– when all factors are considered. If your accident occurred due to the negligence of another party, our team will fight for you to obtain the compensation that you deserve in order to compensate you for the damages you have suffered and will continue to suffer.
A Bronx paralysis lawyer will help with your case. To learn more about how Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can assist you, contact our team today at (212) 732-2929.
Ways a Lawyer Can Help Your Paralysis Injury Case
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we want to secure the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
Some benefits of working with a personal injury lawyer on your paralysis case include:
- Learning about your options for financial recovery from a lawyer familiar with the different types of damages for which you can seek recovery and how to maximize your recovery
- Your legal team will investigate your case, handle the legal filings necessary, pursue the responsible party or parties, obtain a settlement offer to fairly compensate you or proceed to trial to fight for an award on your behalf
- Not requiring payment up-front for legal services; when you work with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, you pay nothing unless we secure a monetary recovery for you
Our team can also handle any responsibilities that go into negotiating a fair settlement with the liable insurer. Some insurance companies are well-known for their tactics in seeking to underpay or discredit claimants’ damages. Our attorneys will work hard to obtain compensation for all the damages that you suffered and continue to suffer. We will take your case to trial, if necessary to get the outcome and monetary compensation that you deserve.
Let Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Fight for You
If you were injured in an accident that resulted in paralysis, you can pursue compensation for your injuries. We believe that you should be compensated for your losses by the parties responsible for causing your condition.
A Bronx paralysis lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you fight for a successful outcome if you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence. We have fought on behalf of our personal injury clients since 1988, and we want to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact our legal team today at (212) 732-2929 to learn more.