New York City Personal Injury Law Blog

Common Causes of Paralysis

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 in Medical Malpractice

Accidental paralysis is a major factor of many personal injury cases. In all sorts of trauma impact accidents, attorneys look at damage to the spine and the results that it causes for injury victims.
Paralysis happens due to damage in the nervous system, particularly around the spinal cord. Many forms of temporary and permanent paralysis require specific diagnoses based on other symptoms and a detailed knowledge of the specific medical scenario at issue.

Impact Accidents and Paralysis

Paralysis can be caused by a stroke or other types of medical emergencies. However, it can also be caused by trauma accidents, such as motor vehicle accidents and workplace accidents.

In many of these cases, the diagnosis will require medical professionals to do a series of tests and look carefully at the extent of spinal damage. They will also need to look at the chronology of an accident to determine exactly what happened and how it will influence the victim’s long-term outlook. In some cases, extensive medical work has to be done before even basic facts about a case can be brought out, as doctors are gradually able to pinpoint a long-term prognosis and get to the bottom of what happened to cause the injury.

The Role of Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

While medical professionals look at the exact damage to the spine and extent of the damage for a short-term and long-term prognosis, qualified injury lawyers will be looking at the full context of the accident to determine whether any involved parties can be held legally responsible for costs associated with the accident, including medical bills, lost wages and compensation for pain and suffering.

In a workplace accident, attorneys will consider the responsibility of the employer and possible other parties with roles related to the event. In other kinds of accidents, they will look for overall signs of negligence or inattention to public safety that could have contributed to the accident.

These professional attorneys help their clients get the best chance of settlements or awards for the full cost of care and recovery in local New York courts. They do the research and fact-finding that’s needed to establish the groundwork for personal injury case. They keep their clients informed of all of their legal options, as well as what will happen next. They can also help families manage long-term financial goals and budgets.

Let Us Help You With Your Case

If you or someone in your family suffers paralysis or other conditions because of an accident, call the personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff. We have experience with guiding New York families through the legal process of a personal injury suit or claim and we can help explain how federal, state and local laws apply to a case. We can provide comprehensive counsel on all legal options, including how to deal with insurance companies and how to get fair, impartial medical care. Let us help you protect your family’s finances after an accident.

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