If you or a loved one in Brooklyn was diagnosed with paralysis following an accident that was caused in whole or in part by the fault of another, the personal injury lawyers of Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can fight for compensation on your behalf.
Following any type of accident—car accident, slip and fall, workplace accident, etc.—you should always seek prompt medical attention to treat your injuries. In some cases, quick treatment can prevent more serious injuries from developing. Even such a serious and catastrophic injury such as paralysis may not become obvious immediately after an accident.
As outlined by MedlinePlus, paralysis can be described as “the loss of muscle function in part of your body.” This serious injury can affect your relay system, which includes your nerves, spinal cord, and brain. When these parts of your relay system are damaged, the signals in your body cannot make their way through your body, resulting in paralysis.
If you were recently diagnosed with paralysis following an accident in Brooklyn, contact a Dansker & Aspromonte Associates to begin a free consultation. To get started, call our personal injury law firm at (212) 732-2929. A Brooklyn paralysis lawyer can help.
Filing a Paralysis Injury Lawsuit
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), nearly 18,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries are discovered each year in the U.S. Additionally, motor vehicle accidents and falls have been leading causes of these injuries since 2015.
When these types of accidents are caused by someone else’s negligence, even partially, you may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. In order to file your claim on the grounds of negligence, you must prove that someone’s actions or failure to act in a reasonable manner was the cause of the accident.
The Legal Information Institute defines negligence as failing to act with the “same level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same conditions.” For instance, texting while driving and causing a car accident could be classified as negligent driving. You must prove four elements to establish negligence, including:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Your Brooklyn paralysis lawyer from Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can investigate the accident to prove that your injuries were caused by the negligence that led to the accident. Once you have proven causation, you may be entitled to make a claim for each and every category of damages that you have suffered, including:
- Pain and suffering for all of your physical and emotional injuries
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are determined to be permanent
- Current and future medical costs including rehabilitation
- Lost wages in the past and future
- Loss of consortium and services to your household
- Any other economic damages you suffered
- Emotional distress
Treatment and recovery from a paralyzing injury is often a life-long battle. The medical expenses associated with necessary treatment can be overwhelming. This is especially challenging if your injuries prevent you from earning a wage. The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are here to help. We can help you fight for the financial compensation you deserve to pay for these catastrophic expenses while you can focus on your recovery.
If You Lost a Loved One to an Accident That Caused Paralysis
If your loved one was paralyzed in an accident that later led to their death, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. You can seek damages to pay for losses such as your loved one’s medical bills, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, funeral and burial costs, loss of income, loss of guidance, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Your time to file a claim for your own paralyzing injuries or through a wrongful death action is limited. If you fail to bring your claim within the deadline, you may be forever prevented from receiving the financial compensation you deserve. Call the experienced lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte today. We have been fighting for injury victims since 1988. Our consultation is free and if we agree to accept your case you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We will advance all expenses and we will only get paid a legal fee if your claim is successful.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You
Very often, the difference between a strong claim and a weak one is the quality of the investigation that is undertaken to prove your case. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we pride ourselves on our dedication to thorough investigations that build your case for the best result. Once you retain our services, we will provide you with detailed instructions on what you can expect during the claim or lawsuit and will:
- Keep you updated throughout the case
- Gather all of your hospital and medical records
- Obtain statements from witnesses or police
- File all necessary claims documentation
- Retain experts in accident reconstruction and medical specialties applicable to your injuries
- Negotiate with the at-fault party or parties for you
- Represent you at a jury trial, if necessary
- Make you aware of your legal options
- Quantify your economic and non-economic damages
You do not have to fight for justice alone. We can help you hold the negligent party accountable and recover substantial money damages. In addition, you may take some comfort in knowing that the pursuit of your claim may prevent further accidents by forcing the negligent party to change their dangerous behavior. Call the lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929.