The impact of a spinal cord injury on a person's life is hard to imagine, and harder to describe in economic terms. Yet, if you have suffered a back or neck injury that resulted in permanent spinal cord damage and paralysis, that is exactly what you will have to do. During the difficult weeks, months, and years following your accident, you need to focus on healing, a process that requires all of your time and involves extraordinary medical bills. At the same time, you will have to decide whether to sign statements that will limit your right to collect damages.

Before you make a statement to any insurance company representative about your accident or injury, or sign a settlement agreement, get a well-qualified legal opinion. Attorneys at our Long Island firm, the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, L.L.C., have over twenty years of experience in handling claims for serious personal injuries. If you would like one of our lawyers to review your claim and see that you are being treated fairly, and that you are receiving benefits from all possible sources, contact our Mineola office and arrange a free consultation and case evaluation.

Calculating The Cost Of A Spinal Cord Injury And Paralysis

A person who, as the result of a tragic accident, is permanently disabled by paraplegia or quadriplegia will experience heavy losses, including the following:

  • Medical expenses, pain, and suffering
  • Long-term and extensive expenses for medical treatments and therapy, including treatments designed to preserve muscle tone in the event of medical breakthroughs in the treatments of nerve damage
  • The cost of a wheelchair, modifications to a home to make it handicapped accessible, and other equipment necessary for mobility
  • Loss of employability, or the need for occupational retraining
  • The loss of enjoyment of activities
  • The loss of ability to provide support to family members
  • Psychiatric therapy for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Our attorneys will work with occupational, medical, life-care, and economic experts to present the full and true value of your claim to an insurance adjustor or jury. It is our goal to see that you recover maximum compensation.

Who Is Responsible?

Each case of accidental injury is unique, but one factor is common to all spinal cord injury claims—most insurance policies and workers' compensation will not provide adequate benefits to compensate the victim for the loss. When reviewing your claim our lawyers will work to identify several sources of compensation. If you were injured in a construction accident, there may be an additional claim against the manufacturer of a defective product, or a supervisor who failed to inspect dangerous scaffolding. If your spinal cord injury was the result of a motorcycle accident, there may be several auto insurance policies that apply, even if the bike was not insured.

If you would like to speak with one of our lawyers about a claim, or have another question, please call 877-791-8076 or e-mail our Mineola, New York, office to arrange a free consultation. For more information about related topics, see:

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