Long Island Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Long Island law firm helping victims with spinal cord injuries throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area.
For more than six decades, the Long Island personal injury lawyers of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye have helped clients in their financial recovery, ensuring spinal cord injury victims are fully compensated for their medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering. Whether caused by medical mistakes, a car crash or another type of accident, spinal cord injuries carry life-long ramifications for both the victim and his or her loved ones.
At EKJ Law, our attorneys offer steadfast support to individuals who’ve been harmed through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, and we’ll work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected as we maximize the value of your case.
New York spinal cord injury attorneys
If you or someone in your family suffered a spinal cord injury resulting from a defective product, a workplace mishap or an automobile accident, you may have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York to obtain compensation for your injuries and monetary losses. Utilizing our vast experience in personal injury litigation,Edelman, Krasin and Jaye will review your case at no charge and offer sage legal advice on how to protect your best interests and ensure fair reparations are paid by the liable party.
With origins dating back to 1952, our NYC personal injury firm boasts a staff of highly credentialed attorneys who have years of experience successfully handling spinal cord injury cases. If you decide to partner with us, you can be assured that your case will be handled by caring professionals whose mission is to provide only the highest caliber of legal representation as we work toward recovering the compensation you and your family deserve.
Spinal cord injury overview
Any type of trauma to the spinal cord carries a lasting impact on most aspects of a person’s life. Prompt immobilization and treatment are the most crucial factors in recovering from spinal cord injury.
Damage to the spinal cord may be caused by trauma, loss of blood supply, or complications from infection or a tumor. Statistics show that roughly 12,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. Most victims are under the age of 30, and 80 percent of all spinal cord injuries occur in men. Depending on the type of trauma to the spinal cord, the injury may result in paralysis of both arms and legs, known as quadriplegia, or paraplegia — paralysis of only the legs.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center lists the following as the most common causes of spinal cord injury:
- Car accidents (42.1% )
- Falls (26.7%)
- Violent acts, such as gunshot wounds (15.1%)
- Injuries from recreational sports (7.6%)
While not as frequent, spinal cord injuries may also be caused by mistakes made during operations on the neck and back. In instances where doctor negligence is suspected, such injury may give rise to a medical malpractice claim. Other potential causes include construction site accidents and diving or swimming pool accidents.
Recovery from a spinal cord injury is often grueling — both physically and emotionally. Though some people may go on to lead normal, productive lives after a spinal cord injury, the bulk of victims will need specialized care, assistive devices such as wheelchairs, and intensive rehabilitation.
Those who’ve suffered injury to the spinal cord face an arduous recovery, but without adequate funds to cover these expenses, victims may be at risk for bankruptcy. That’s why you need an accomplished attorney who understands the grave implications of a spinal cord injury – a lawyer who has the dedication, expertise and resources to secure the monetary damages to which you are entitled.
Grounds for filing a spinal cord injury lawsuit in NYS
Causation is one of the most challenging aspects to prove in a spinal cord injury claim, as your lawyer must demonstrate that a negligent party’s actions or omissions were the direct cause of your injury. The vast majority of spinal cord injury claims in New York are based on the theory of negligence. This may apply in car accident cases, or if you slipped and fell on broken steps. In order to establish liability, your attorney at Edelman, Krasin and Jaye will gather evidence from various sources including medical documents, police reports, accident scenes, witnesses, and consultations with medical and car accident experts.
In addition, our firm works with a team of leading healthcare experts, who after examining the severity of your spinal cord injury and determining what treatments you will need, can provide compelling evidence to a jury. As your legal advocates, we will help you obtain compensation to cover medical treatments, which may include physical therapy, medications to control pain, or surgery to address herniated discs and other spinal cord trauma.
Successful litigation can help you recuperate monetary damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of marital consortium
- Emotional trauma
We are here to help
At Edelman, Krasin and Jaye, we believe that spinal cord injury victims deserve the best legal representation that New York has to offer. Our distinguished reputation as one of the state’s most trusted personal injury law firms rests on dozens of multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements procured on behalf of our clients.
Representing victims of spinal cord injury caused by malpractice, product defects and car accidents for over 25 years, we have the trial and mediation skills to help you regain your financial stability while achieving some measure of justice.
As your lawyers, we promise:
- Confidential, no charge case review
- Attentive, personal service
- Experience litigating and winning spinal cord injury lawsuits
- Convenient offices in NY and Long Island
- No attorney fees unless you win compensation
Get the compensation you deserve
If you’ve been harmed and want to speak with an Long Island-area attorney specializing in spinal cord injury litigation, please contact the law offices of Edelman, Krasin and Jaye. Call 1-800-469-7429 to schedule a free and confidential consultation.
- Mayo Clinic, Spinal cord injury, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/spinal-cord-injury/DS00460
- The National Spinal Cord Injury Association, Introduction To Spinal Cord Injury, http://www.spinalcord.org/resource-center/askus/index.php?pg=kb.book&id=56
- Medicine Net, Spinal Cord Injury, http://www.medicinenet.com/spinal_cord_injury_treatments_and_rehabilitation/article.htm
- Healthline, Spinal Cord Injury, http://www.healthline.com/health/spinal-injury#Overview