Brooklyn Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
If you suffered a spine injury as the result of negligence, the Brooklyn spinal cord injury attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte will help you pursue a fair and just recovery. Our legal experts believe that you should not have to deal with pain and economic damages alone. Instead, we handle the civil litigation process so you can make healing your top priority.
Let our team of personal injury attorneys help you seek justice for your spinal cord damages. Get the legal process started by scheduling a free case review with our law firm now.
How a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Works for You
When you retain our legal team, we immediately begin an investigation into your accident case. Spinal cord injuries can result from many different events, including car, construction, and medical accidents. Our goal is to identify the at-fault parties and prove that they were legally responsible for your losses.
Our investigation may include:
- Obtaining accident and police reports
- Finding and speaking to witnesses, medical experts, and accident reconstructionists
- Going to the incident location and taking photographs
- Securing video or surveillance video of the accident
- Identifying all involved parties
- Filing your claim in a timely manner
- Collecting EMS, hospital, employment and medical records
- Calculating the full value of your lost wages and other economic damages
Dansker & Aspromonte is a dedicated team of lawyers who care about the citizens of Brooklyn. If you are entitled to compensation, we will fight to make sure you receive it maximum compensation based upon your damages
Damages You Can Collect in a Brooklyn Spinal Cord Injury Suit
If another party is responsible for your spinal cord damage, you can seek compensation from them or their insurance company. The type of compensatory damages you may recover include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Current and future medical bills starting from the time of your spinal injury
- Lost earnings, tips, benefits, and overtime pay (if applicable)
- Loss of future wages and pension benefits if your injury prevents a return to work
- Loss of services to your spouse or children
- All out-of-pocket expenses related to your accident injuries
Our spinal cord injury attorneys understand that it can be extremely difficult to resume your routine when dealing with spine damage. The pain and disruption to your life can be overwhelming. Our Brooklyn spinal cord lawyers take care of the legal details so you can focus on adjusting to your ongoing medical condition.
Common Symptom of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury symptoms include:
- Spinal fractures
- Radiating pain or numbness down the spine or extremities
- Difficulty walking or breathing
- Head or spine lumps
- Chronic head, back, or neck pain
- Loss of sensory and motor functions
- One area of the body having more function and control than the other
- Retention of waste fluids
- Tight pressure in the area between the neck and stomach
- Frequent tingling in the toes, fingers, hands, or feet
A medical diagnosis will confirm whether you have a spinal cord injury and its severity. Your personal injury attorney will use your medical records and diagnosis to help build a strong claim for maximum compensation.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
The amount of compensation you can collect in a spinal cord injury lawsuit will depend on the type of spinal cord injury and how severely the damage affects your life. Our law office has helped clients suffering from:
- Partial paralysis: Loss of motion or function in one specific body part.
- Paraplegia: Loss of sensation and motor function in the lower extremities that requires a person to use a wheelchair.
- Quadriplegia: Loss of function and sensation in all extremities due to cervical vertebrae damage in the neck.
When evaluating your case, a spinal cord injury lawyer will examine all of the ways your injury impacts your physical, financial and emotional wellbeing. Then, your attorney will use this information to negotiate with the at fault party or parties for a fair and reasonable personal injury settlement or proceed to trial before a jury in Court.
How Much Does a Spine Injury Lawyer in Brooklyn Cost?
Our Brooklyn legal professionals start the claims process by providing a free case consultation. During this time, we review the details of your case and determine if it warrants legal action.
If we agree to accept your case, we will not require any upfront legal fees. Instead, we handle claims on a contingency fee basis. This means we don’t accept any upfront fees until you recover compensation.
Victims of spinal cord injuries have a legal right to hire a lawyer to represent them if someone else causes their damages. Since 1988, our lawyers have fought for victims to recover the financial compensation they deserve for their spinal injuries.
The Time to File Your Injury Claim in New York Can Expire
Under New York Law, you have a limited amount of time to file a claim for your spinal cord accident. In addition, the statute of limitations can vary depending on who you are bringing a lawsuit against. Therefore, you cannot wait to take legal action.
Instead, contact us immediately after your accident. We can conduct a thorough investigation and identify the at-fault parties before any deadlines expire.
Take Action with Our Brooklyn Spinal Cord Attorneys Now
If you sustained spinal cord damage due to another’s negligence, our Brooklyn lawyers can help you recover monetary compensation for your losses. The spinal cord injury attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte will handle all of your legal needs so you can focus on healing from your trauma.
Contact us now by calling (646) 692-0204 to get started with a free personal injury case review.
Our Brooklyn spinal cord lawyers have dedicated their careers to helping injury victims recover compensation. Examples of some of our most successful verdicts for spinal cord cases include:
- $6.3 million for a woman who suffered brain damage after being hit by a speeding police scooter
- $6.25 million for a man who fractured his spine after being hit by a van
- $3.5 million for an undocumented construction worker who suffered spine fractures after falling from scaffolding
If you are unsure if your case has merit, contact us. Our legal team can provide a free case review to determine what type of compensation you are entitled to collect for your spinal injuries.
Spinal cord injuries are often a result of forceful trauma to the spinal vertebrae. These types of injuries can range from mild pain and limitation to complete paralysis. Many of the spine injury cases our Brooklyn law firm handles stem from motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, medical errors, and construction accidents.
If you believe another person or entity is responsible for your spine damage, our attorneys can review your claim for free. From there, we will offer professional legal guidance and help you collect the compensation your injuries merit.
Motor Vehicle Collisions
According to the New York State Department of Health’s report on suspected spinal injuries, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of spinal cord damage. They result in 2.1 million spinal cord injuries per year, accounting for 48% of all spine injuries in New York.
Motor vehicle collisions include car, truck, commercial vehicle, and motorcycle accidents. If you sustained a spine injury after an automotive crash, you may be able to seek compensation from:
- The at-fault driver or their insurance provider
- The commercial vehicle owner or employer
- A defective vehicle manufacturer
- The City of New York
Every case is unique. Even if you think that one party may be responsible for your accident, a careful investigation of your accident may reveal other parties played a role in your injuries. For this reason, it is advisable to speak to a qualified car accident lawyer to review your case. These legal experts help you determine the legal causes for your collision and hold the at-fault party or parties accountable.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall accidents make up 21% of New York spinal cord injuries. They often occur due to the negligence of property owners, site managers, tenants and others. For example, many construction falls are a result of poor scaffolding or ladder equipment.
A serious slip and fall can damage your spinal cord, requiring extensive medical care and rehabilitation. A spinal cord injury lawyer can review your slip and fall case and help you collect a fair settlement from the negligent party or parties
Medical professionals and hospitals have a professional duty to provide reasonable care to their patients. Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare worker’s negligent behavior harms a patient. Unfortunately, these medical errors can cause irreversible spinal cord damage and paralysis.
Our spine injury lawyers hold the negligent doctor, specialist, or hospital accountable if you sustained spinal cord injuries due to a medical procedure.
Construction work zones are a particularly dangerous place. Accidents involving construction workers account for a large source of spinal trauma and injuries when workers fall from heights, are struck by falling objects or get hit by construction vehicles or equipment.
Property owners, General Contractors, and other parties have a duty under the law to ensure that safety precautions are in place to protect them. Unfortunately, these precautions are sometimes overlooked and workers can pay the price for this negligence.
Brain Damage $50 Million
Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Serious Injuries $31 Million
A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.
Work Injury $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Serious Injuries $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.
Burn Injuries $8 Million
Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.
Head Injury $7.8 Million
This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.
Serious Injuries $6.6 Million
This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.
Serious Injuries $6.25 Million
A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.