Paraplegia or Quadriplegia Caused by Catastrophic Accidents in New York
Legal Representation for Severe Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries in Auto Accidents
A severe auto accident can inflict extreme devastation on the human body. In addition to the lacerations and broken bones typical of most car or motorcycle crashes, more catastrophic accidents may also cause traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or spinal cord injury.
These are especially complicated injuries. They require extensive and immediate treatment, followed by prolonged care that may last many years or even a lifetime. The medical bills can be mountainous and overwhelming, to say nothing of the dramatic changes in each victim’s lifestyle.
At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we work with victims of the very worst car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Our New York City personal injury attorneys have worked with numerous New Yorkers and their families in the aftermath of catastrophic accidents. We’ve helped those families claim the financial compensation they deserve, including clients who have recovered millions of dollars in settlements or court-ordered awards.
These cases aren’t easy to litigate. They involve medically sophisticated injuries that often prove too challenging for lawyers who have not had adequate experience in catastrophic accident cases.
More to the point, because these cases typically involve high-dollar lawsuits, the defendants — usually huge insurance companies — tend to take an aggressive stance. Even though these insurance companies have a legal responsibility to pay for the victims’ suffering, they often use their armies of lawyers to avoid that responsibility if at all possible. We don’t let them.
Our law firm believes in pursuing the full value of our clients’ accident claims. That includes the medical injuries, the emotional suffering, the hospital bills, the out-of-pocket expenditures, the changes in lifestyle, the time away from work, and any other hardships that the accident might have caused.
While we can’t guarantee an outcome in any case, we can put our considerable experience to work for you. Our New York City personal injury attorneys have a strong track record when it comes to recovering large amounts of money for our severely injured clients. Our strategies are proven. They work, and they can work for you.
A Closer Look at Two Specific Spinal Cord Injuries: Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Catastrophic vehicle accidents can cause a wide range of severe brain and spinal cord injuries. Among the most serious of those injuries are two conditions known as paraplegia and quadriplegia. Because they are so complicated, they demand an attorney with specific experience in paraplegia and quadriplegia litigation.
- Paraplegia is a condition involving partial or total paralysis of sensory or motor function in the lower extremities. (In some cases, paraplegia also paralyzes part of the trunk and may cause a wide range of other complications and disorders.) Paraplegia does not affect the arms.
- Quadriplegia involves partial or total paralysis of both sensory and motor function in all four limbs, as well as (in some cases) the torso.
Both conditions are linked to various injuries and illnesses, with catastrophic vehicle accidents ranking among the most common causes.
Victims who suffer any degree of paralysis after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident deserve financial compensation. Our New York City personal injury attorneys can help them pursue the largest recovery available under state and/or federal law.
Other Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) or Instances of Spinal Cord Damage
Our services are not limited to those who suffer from paraplegia or quadriplegia. We also offer legal representation for severe brain and spinal cord injuries, especially those that result from a car crash, motorcycle accident, commercial trucking accident, or medical malpractice.
Regardless of the nature of your injury, our New York City personal injury attorneys can offer the kind of aggressive representation that is typically required to produce the best possible outcome for your case.
How We Can Help
In addition to leveraging our own experience, Kaplan Lawyers PC is proud to work with a number of widely respected industry professionals, including doctors and other medical experts, whose expert testimony may prove very valuable to your case.
If you or someone you love has suffered partial or total paralysis (or any other serious injury) in a catastrophic accident in New York, we are prepared to hold defendants and insurance companies accountable to the full extent of the law. Please contact our office right away.
We offer free case reviews to answer your questions and help you understand your rights. And, if we take on your case, you won’t have to pay a penny out of pocket — we do not charge fees for our services unless we achieve a successful outcome in your case. Call Kaplan Lawyers PC today.
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