NYC and Long Island Paralysis Attorneys

 Lawyers obtain compensation for New Yorkers disabled for life

Injuries caused by an accident, medical malpractice or negligent nursing home care can leave you paralyzed in two or even all four of your limbs. If that happens, you can count on the personal injury attorneys of Rich & Rich, P.C. to fight for your right to full and fair compensation. We are experienced in representing victims who suffer paralysis due to the fault of others.

Aggressive lawyers pursue damages for paralyzing accidents

Paralysis may occur as a result of a wide variety of accidents, including:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Slips and falls

Paralysis often occurs as a result of spinal cord injuries, which can so badly injure the nerves leading to your arms or lower body parts that they no longer function. Traumatic brain injuries can prevent your brain from giving the directions necessary to move your body. Crush injuries to your arms or legs can likewise render the nerves in those limbs useless. 

If you suffer paralysis as a result of an accident caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, you need a personal injury attorney experienced in handling catastrophic injury cases. We will identify and build a strong liability case against the parties at fault, which includes documenting the full extent of your injuries and their disastrous effect on your life.

Knowledgeable attorneys represent paralyzed victims of medical malpractice

When you seek medical attention, you have a right to expect that the doctor to whom you entrust your health will exercise the degree of care and skill demanded by the profession. When health care practitioners fail to meet that standard, they may be liable for medical malpractice. Paralysis can result when a surgeon damages nerves in your brain, spinal cord, brachial plexus (a bundle of nerves in your shoulder), arms, legs or other parts of your body. The anesthesiologist assisting the doctor might also cause paralysis by, for instance, administering the wrong anesthetic or failing to properly monitor your oxygen level. Paralysis might also occur during negligently performed child births, such as when the physician mishandles forceps, leaving your newborn facing a lifetime of paralysis. As your attorneys, we will find evidence of the specific type of medical malpractice involved.

Seasoned attorneys hold nursing homes accountable for neglect

Patients in nursing homes are already particularly vulnerable to injury because of the health problems that required their admission to such institutions. The nursing home staff and management might increase the risk of paralysis from slips and falls or from medical conditions by certain actions and inactions, including:

  • Failure to monitor or assist residents when they move
  • Lack of care while moving patients
  • Failure to include guardrails on beds
  • Failure to provide proper medical care
  • Failure to notice or to treat critical medical conditions 
  • Physical abuse of the patient

If you or your loved one suffers paralysis as a result of nursing home neglect or mistreatment in New York City or Long Island, we are ready to fight in court on your behalf to win the just compensation you deserve.

Contact a New York City paralysis lawyer for a free consultation

Rich & Rich, P.C. represents injury victims who suffer paralysis throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our midtown Manhattan office is located at 1430 Broadway, Suite 1802. Our Long Island office is located at 277 Willis Avenue, 1st Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY. Please call 212-406-0440 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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New York City Office

1430 Broadway,
Suite 1802,
New York, New York 10018

Roslyn Heights Office

277 Willis Avenue,
1st Floor,
Roslyn Heights, New York 11577