Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys in Forest Hills
Millions of Dollars Recovered for Injured Victims in Queens & Throughout New York
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most severe injuries a person can sustain. Injuries to the spine can affect the surrounding nerves, leading to partial or total loss of sensation and function or paralysis. The lifetime costs associated with spinal cord injuries, both in terms of medical treatment and lost income, can easily reach millions of dollars. And this does not even take into account the immense physical and emotional suffering victims will face.
At The Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates, we understand the true cost of spinal cord injuries, and we are prepared to help you fight for the maximum compensation you deserve for all of your damages, both current and future. Our Forest Hills spinal cord injury attorneys have a history of success in securing favorable settlements and verdicts of injured victims and their loved ones—we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Your initial consultation is free and we only collect fees if we are successful in securing compensation for you.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries are often the result of traumatic accidents and violent incidents.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Sports accidents
- Slip and falls
- Falls from heights
- Violent crimes, such as assault
- Boating accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
Regardless of the type of accident that occurred, if it was the result of someone else’s careless, reckless, or negligent behavior, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages by filing a personal injury claim. A claim can allow you to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income/wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and other losses that resulted from the accident/injury.
Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Just as there are many causes of spinal cord injuries, there are a number of different types of spinal cord injuries. The nature and severity of the injury will depend on the various factors involved in the accident, as well as the location of the injury.
Some of the most common types of spinal cord injuries include:
- Herniated (slipped) discs
- Paraplegia (paralysis of the legs/lower half)
- Tetraplegia/paraplegia (paralysis of the arms and legs/below the neck)
- Lumbar (lower) spinal cord injuries
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Brown-Sequard syndrome
In general, spinal cord injuries are categorized as either complete or incomplete. In a complete spinal cord injury, all sensation and movement are lost below the point of injury; with an incomplete spinal cord injury, some sensation and functioning are retained.
Were Your Injuries the Result of Someone Else’s Negligence?
While some accidents are truly blameless, many are preventable. If you sustained a spinal cord injury in a motor vehicle accident caused by a distracted driver, slipped and fell due to unsafe property conditions, injured your spine after falling from unsafe scaffolding on a construction site, or were otherwise harmed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can file a catastrophic injury claim and seek compensation for your damages. Our firm can help.
At The Law Firm of Davidoff & Associates, we have years of experience and have earned a reputation for being tough, aggressive trial attorneys who won’t back down in pursuing maximum compensation for their clients. This approach has helped us secure many favorable settlements and verdicts for spinal cord injury victims, including many million- and multimillion-dollar results.
Wrongful Death from Motor Vehicle Accident $10,018,876
Settlement for a wrongful death resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
Pedestrian Accident Involving a School Bus $1,950,000
75-year-old woman crossing the street when struck by a school bus, sustaining a fractured skull with associated traumatic brain injury.
Motor Vehicle Accident from a Rear-End Collision $1,375,000
47-year-old warehouse worker involved in a rear-end collision. He suffered neck and back injuries requiring disc fusion surgery to his lower back.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Lower Back Injury $1,350,000
37-year-old woman, a homemaker, sustained a serious injury while driving her child from school. Among other injuries, she suffered an injury to her lower back, requiring surgery involving a discectomy with fusion.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision $1,250,000
A 42-year-old construction worker was involved in rear-end collision in the Bronx. Among other injuries, he suffered neck, shoulder and back injuries, requiring multiple surgeries. The case has been resolved at the time of trial.
Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street $1,250,000
A 71-year-old woman, a secretary, was crossing the street when she was hit by a car. She sustained multiple injuries, including a fractured leg, requiring several surgeries. The case has been resolved during the discovery stage.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision $1,100,000
A 71-year-old retired female involved in a rear-end collision. She sustained traumatic injuries to both shoulders and neck which necessitated disc fusion.
Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Parked Car $1,000,000
The Highest Verdict in the State of New York obtained in a Summary Jury Trial. A 68-year-old male was loading groceries inside his parked vehicle when another vehicle collided with his car. Subsequently, the claimant required two procedures to repair his disabled left shoulder.
Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck & Back Injury $1,000,000
A 37-year-old stay-at-home mother/wife sustained a severe injury to her neck and back.
Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Cab Driver $975,000
A 50-year-old female cab driver was stopped at the light when she was struck in the rear by a van. Among other injuries, she sustained a severe injury to her neck that required a multi-level disc fusion.
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