Compensation for Spinal Cord Injury Following a NY Car Accident

It’s vital to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney specializing in spinal cord injury cases to assess the specific details of your situation.

Compensation for a spinal cord injury resulting from a car accident in New York can encompass various damages, both economic and non-economic. The amount of compensation can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, the severity of the injury, and the impact on the victim’s life.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another person, you deserve compensation to recover.

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Key factors and types of compensation to consider:

  • Medical Expenses:
    • Coverage for emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and assistive devices.
    • Future medical expenses related to ongoing treatment and care for the spinal cord injury.
  • Lost Wages and Loss of Earning Capacity:
    • Compensation for the income lost due to the inability to work during recovery.
    • Consideration for diminished earning capacity if the injury results in a long-term or permanent impact on the victim’s ability to work.
  • Pain and Suffering:
    • Non-economic damages for physical pain, emotional suffering, and mental anguish caused by the spinal cord injury.
    • Factors such as the severity of the injury, impact on daily life, and prognosis may influence the amount awarded for pain and suffering.
  • Rehabilitation and Assistive Devices:
    • Coverage for ongoing rehabilitation and therapy to improve the victim’s quality of life.
    • Compensation for adaptive equipment, home modifications, and assistive devices needed due to the spinal cord injury.
  • Loss of Consortium:
    • Damages for the negative impact the injury has on the victim’s relationships, including the loss of companionship, support, and intimacy.
  • Home Care and Assistance:
    • Compensation for the cost of in-home care or assistance needed for activities of daily living that the victim can no longer perform independently.
  • Adaptations to Living Space:
    • Coverage for modifications to the victim’s home or vehicle to accommodate their mobility needs resulting from the spinal cord injury.
  • Punitive Damages (in some instances):
    • In cases involving extreme negligence or intentional harm, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the at-fault party and deter similar behavior in the future.

How a Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Help

Apicella & Schlesinger Attorneys at Law is dedicated to helping victims and their families after an accident that has injured the spine. Our goal is to help you:

  • Seek adequate financial compensation
  • Ensure adequate medical care
  • Hold the negligent person or persons accountable
  • Protect your family
  • Recover lost wages
  • Protect you against discrimination
  • Connect you with advocacy

After suffering from a severe spinal cord injury, you will need to rely on others for your care. Hiring a spinal cord injury lawyer offers you a way to regain control of your life. You will have a clearer understanding of your right to access justice and can move forward with your life.

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