Manhattan Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Spinal injuries have the power to alter your entire life. If you endured spine damage due to another party, you have the right to pursue compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial damages. The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP can help.
We are the spinal cord injury attorneys that Manhattan residents trust to handle their accident claims. We fight for fair and just recovery, and we never settle for less than what our clients deserve.
Call (646) 692-0204 for a free case assessment and learn what our law office can do for you.
How Our Lawyers Build Your Case
When recovering from a spinal cord injury, submitting a claim against the at-fault party or insurance company can be complicated. Our law firm will work on your behalf to settle your spinal injury claim so you can focus on healing from your accident.
Our lawyers handle your entire case from start to finish. Our comprehensive legal services include the following:
- Providing a free case review to go over your legal options
- Managing all clerical duties and paperwork
- Obtaining evidence of fault and liability
- Engaging the insurance company on your behalf
- Calculating your case value based on your damages
- Developing a legal strategy to get you a fair settlement
In addition, we are prepared to take your case to trial if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, but the at-fault party refuses to offer fair and reasonable compensation. We will represent you throughout the litigation process and fight to protect your rights.
Spinal Cord Cases We Take On
Spine injuries can stem from a variety of causes.
Our lawyers take on cases for clients who sustained spinal cord injuries due to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Bicycle accidents
- Sports traumas
- Motorcycle collisions
- Pedestrian crashes
- Construction site accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Physical assault or abuse
- Medical malpractice
In addition, we provide legal support to families affected by wrongful death. Depending on what or who caused the accident, you or the deceased’s estate may be entitled to a substantial settlement. Our attorneys can investigate the incident and secure the best possible recovery following a preventable loss of life.
The Effects Spinal Cord Injuries Have on Your Lifestyle
Spinal cord injuries are severe and can result in permanent changes to your body. The long-term implications of spinal cord damage can affect how you perform daily functions and prevent you from returning to your line of work.
Catastrophic injuries call for swift legal action. Our Manhattan spinal cord injury lawyers will ensure you receive fair compensation for all present and future losses. We hold negligent parties accountable for their actions, and we continue fighting until you secure the spinal cord injury settlement you deserve.
Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury symptoms include:
- Trouble breathing and chest tightness
- Memory problems
- Tingling sensations in the fingers, feet, toes, or hands
- Bumps on the head or spine
- Loss of mobility or sensation below or around the injured area
- Chronic pain in the head, back, or neck
- Incontinence or difficulty retaining bodily waste fluids
- Loss of functioning in one leg, arm, or side of the body
Incomplete spinal cord injuries cause a person to suffer partial paralysis in one area of the body. Complete spinal cord damage causes total paralysis. The injury severs spinal cord nerves and prevents them from communicating with the brain, leading to a loss of motion.
Cost of Treating Spinal Cord Injuries
Living with a spinal cord injury can have a severe impact on your finances.
This injury requires long-term medical care, which includes covering the cost of:
- Surgeries and hospital visits
- Diagnostic testing
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Home adaptation and supplies (such as a wheelchair and prescription drugs)
Research suggests that the estimated lifetime cost of living with a spinal cord injury can surpass $1.5 million, depending on the victim’s age and the severity of the damage.
Spinal Cord Paralysis
Depending on where you sustained spinal cord damage, the injury can cause you to suffer paralysis.
The different types of paralysis include:
- Quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia): Paralysis in all extremities and pelvic organs, such as the arms, legs, and hands
- Paraplegia: Partial paralysis in the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs
- Triplegia: Paralysis in three limbs, such as one arm and both legs
Any form of paralysis completely disrupts your life. It can prevent you from working and performing the activities you love. Due to this, spinal cord injury victims often lose the ability to enjoy life as they did before.
Establishing Liability for Your Spinal Cord Injuries
Proving that someone else is responsible for your injuries depends upon the circumstances of the accident and the quality of the investigation. There may be multiple people or entities liable for your spine damage. With our Manhattan spinal cord injury lawyers on your side, you can feel confident that we will identify every single one.
If a vehicle operator was drinking, driving while distracted, or engaging in reckless behaviors behind the wheel, they might bear liability for your injuries. In addition, if a commercial driver, such as a truck or bus driver, caused your damages, you may have the option to sue their employer.
A careless doctor or medical professional can cause damage to your spinal cord, making them liable for your injuries. Examples of this include surgical errors or misdiagnosing a physical condition.
Defective Product Manufacturers
When safety equipment fails to protect workers or a defective product causes a spinal cord injury, you can hold the manufacturer liable for your damages.
Negligent Property Owners
In a premises liability case, you could bring a claim against the property owner if your accident resulted from hazardous conditions on a property. For example, the property owner may have violated building safety codes or failed to remove ice in a timely manner. If the property owner was negligent, you could recover compensation from their insurance provider.
Construction Site Employers or Contractors
When a construction worker sustains spinal injuries on the job, they may be able to bring a construction accident case against negligent parties, including the property owner, general contractor, site manager, or subcontractor.
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Seek Legal Representation with Our Law Firm
The attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP are here to answer your questions, provide legal counsel, and fight for a fair settlement or verdict. Instead of taking on insurance companies and negligent parties alone, let our legal team pursue the compensation you deserve.
Contact our law office to get a free case review and see how our spinal cord injury lawyers can start building your case.
Damages to Claim in a Personal Injury Suit
The value of your case depends on the following:
- The nature of the accident
- Who is at fault
- Your financial losses
- The extent of your physical and emotional pain
Our Manhattan spinal cord injury lawyers can help you determine your case value based on the unique circumstances of your situation. Then, once we know the full value of your claim, we fight to help you recover what you deserve.
Potential damages in your case may include:
Spinal accidents may cost you tens of thousands of dollars in medical procedures and treatments. You may have to pay out of pocket for emergency care, surgical procedures, hospital visits, physical therapy, pain medication, or routine doctor visits. As such, you may claim these losses, as well as any projected future expenses, as damages in your personal injury claim.
Lost Wages During Recovery
A traumatic spinal cord injury can require months or years of recovery. As a result, you may lose thousands in lost wages and benefits. You can claim lost wages and lost future earnings in a claim. These damages require the other party to compensate you for any current and future loss of income you experience related to your injury.
Pain & Suffering
If you are suffering from an injury to your spinal cord, you will likely endure physical and emotional trauma.
Thus, you may be able to claim a settlement for these types of non-economic damages, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Future pain and suffering, if your injuries are permanent in nature
- A decline in the quality of your life
Navigating a spinal cord injury case is complex, so you need the most qualified legal experts to handle your claim.
When choosing a personal injury law firm to take on your case, seek out a legal team that:
- Understands New York personal injury laws and the statute of limitations
- Has years of experience handling similar types of claims
- Offers free case consultations to discuss your accident details
- Operates on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to worry about upfront legal fees
- Has a history of securing successful verdicts and settlements for clients
Our lawyers go above and beyond to build strong personal injury cases and pursue justice for our clients. New York residents have trusted our law office for decades, because we deliver successful settlements and verdicts on their behalf.
New York limits the amount of time you have to take legal action after a personal injury. If you do not file your lawsuit within the time limit, you may be prevented from recovering the compensation you deserve.
The legal experts at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP will help you file your claim quickly and avoid missing any deadlines. We take fast legal action and get to work on your case immediately. We are passionate advocates for injury victims, and we can help you better understand your rights to compensation.
Brain Damaged Child $50 Million
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.
Wrongful Death $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when our client was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Our client was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Pedestrian Injury $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.