Effective Long Island Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Protect Clients’ Rights

Firm with offices in Uniondale and Brooklyn assist victims of head and neck injuries

Spinal cord injuries often have long-term consequences. Some victims never fully heal, and even those who do often experience severe physical, emotional and financial harm. At Licatesi Law Group, LLP, in Uniondale, Long Island and Brooklyn, our seasoned attorneys have over four decades of experience pursuing legal remedies for victims of catastrophic injuries to the head and neck. We represent clients throughout the five boroughs, as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties, who have suffered these serious injuries in accidents due to someone else’s negligence.

How do spinal cord injuries happen and who can be held liable?

Common causes of spinal cord injuries include car accidents, slip and falls, sports accidents, violent acts and other incidents that cause trauma to the spine. Depending on the force and location of the impact, these injuries can result in paralysis. Careless drivers, property owners who allow unsafe conditions on their premises and manufacturers who make defective products are examples of parties who may be held liable for spinal cord injuries, depending on the facts of the case. We will thoroughly investigate how your accident happened to establish fault for your injuries so that the at-fault party is required to compensate you financially.

Types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia, changing a person’s life forever. These catastrophic injuries are classified in medical terms as complete or incomplete. A complete injury means that all feeling and ability to control movement below the impact site is lost. An incomplete injury is when there is some feeling and function below the impact site. In either circumstance, victims typically require lengthy and costly medical treatment. Our attorneys can advise you based on the circumstances of your injuries about compensation you should demand to pay for doctor bills and other damages.

Extensive treatment required for spinal injuries

Individuals with spinal cord injuries might need emergency care, surgeries and other medical procedures to treat their urgent injuries. After that, they could require difficult rehabilitation aimed at improving their quality of life. In some cases, full- or part-time nursing care is also necessary. The effects of spinal cord damage could prevent a victim from handling every day personal and household tasks. Accordingly, expenses mount quickly following spinal injuries. If you have been injured, you deserve fair compensation to cover current and future expenses. We draw on our experience to determine what is appropriate compensation for your legal claim.  

Damages in spinal cord injury cases

Depending on your circumstances, you could get payment for the following damages:

  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and benefits
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • In-home care or residence in a nursing facility
  • Changes to a home or car
  • Disability
  • Physical and emotional pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Punitive damages meant to punish the at-fault party

Regardless of the specific nature of your claim, our law firm will seek the full amount of damages to which you are entitled.

Process of seeking compensation for spinal cord injuries

When we handle your case, we conduct a thorough review to pinpoint the cause of your injury. At the outset, we will attempt to negotiate a fair settlement from the at-fault party or their insurance company. Many cases are successfully resolved in this manner. However, if need be, we will counsel you about taking your case to trial. Our attorneys have the in-depth knowledge and experience needed to represent you at the negotiating table or in court. Whatever your case requires, we will press for compensation to address the harm you’ve suffered, meet your present and future medical needs and support your quality of life going forward.

Contact a New York spinal cord injury law firm for well-informed advice

The experienced attorneys at Licatesi Law Group, LLP in Brooklyn and Uniondale aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of spinal cord injury victims throughout Long Island and New York City. Call 516-227-2662 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation about your case.