Hardworking Long Island Paralysis Injury Lawyers Seek Compensation for Clients
Firm provides effective legal counsel in Brooklyn, Queens and Nassau County
Paralyzing injuries have life-altering consequences. In addition to extensive and expensive medical treatment, you might be unable to work again. Many paralysis victims require ongoing nursing care and daily assistance with the basic tasks of life. Our New York paralysis injury attorneys at Licatesi Law Group, LLP pursue maximum compensation for individuals on Long Island and in New York City’s five boroughs. From offices in Brooklyn and Uniondale, we assist victims who suffered catastrophic injuries in accidents that were caused by another party’s negligence. You can rely on us to provide sound guidance and strong legal advocacy.
What is a paralysis injury?
Paralysis is the inability to move muscles voluntarily. A paralysis injury can occur after an accident that fractures the spine or causes severe nerve damage. Types of paralysis include:
- Diplegia — The same part on both sides of the body are paralyzed, such as both arms.
- Hemiplegia — One side of the body is affected, such as the right arm and right leg.
- Monoplegia — One limb does not move.
- Paraplegia — Both legs and torso are affected.
- Tetraplegia (also called quadriplegia) — Paralyzed from the neck down.
Our attorneys cannot undo what has happened to you, but are determined to secure appropriate compensation for your medical bills and other damages.
How do paralysis injuries happen?
These types of catastrophic injuries happen in various ways. The most common causes are motor vehicle accidents and falls. Other causes include workplace accidents, contact sports, diving accidents, medical errors and violent acts. However your injury occurred, we will investigate the facts needed to establish liability and work diligently to hold the responsible party accountable.
Medical needs of people who are paralyzed
Paralyzed people often require extensive medical treatment for their injuries, from initial emergency treatment and surgeries to physical therapy and other rehabilitative and specialized care. They may also need assistive devices such as wheelchairs and modifications to their home and vehicle that accommodate their changed circumstances. Depending upon the severity of injuries, long-term nursing care may be necessary as well as assistance with basic tasks of daily living including eating, bathing and dressing. The financial costs of a paralysis injury add up very quickly. Our experienced law firm can help you determine a value range for your claim that considers everything that your injury has cost you, and will cost you in the future.
Damages in paralysis injury cases
Damages in paralysis injury cases may include payment for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Nursing care
- Occupational rehabilitation
- Home and vehicle modifications
- Punitive damages (in cases of egregious negligence)
When you trust us with your claim, we will work to identify the full spectrum of damages in order to get you fair compensation.
What we will do to help you
Our law firm has handled many complex paralysis injury cases and obtained exceptional results for clients. We strive to secure maximum payment for you when we take on your case. After gathering factual and expert evidence, we work to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault party and their insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will be well prepared to represent you in court. There is a three-year statute of limitations in New York for filing personal injury claims, so be sure to act promptly to protect your legal rights.
Contact a Long Island paralysis injury attorney for help with your case
At Licatesi Law Group, LLP in Brooklyn and Uniondale, Long Island, our hardworking New York injury lawyers pursue legal remedies for residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties and the five boroughs who have been paralyzed due to the negligent actions of other parties. Call our firm at 516-227-2662 or contact us online to arrange a free case evaluation.