No one is prepared for the trauma of a catastrophic spinal cord injury and the possibility of becoming paralyzed. If you or a loved one are struggling with all the adverse effects of paralysis, holding the liable party accountable may be your best option to recover the compensation you need to cover expenses and deal with this new reality.
An experienced NYC paralysis lawyer at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C. can help you explore your legal options and advocate for total financial recovery. Get started with a free consultation to learn more. Call (212) 490-5700 today or contact us online.
Many circumstances could cause paralysis injuries. But generally, paralysis involves the temporary or permanent inability to use certain limbs or parts of the body. Depending on where the spine has been injured, you could experience a complete or incomplete spinal cord injury.
A complete spinal cord injury means a portion of the spinal cord has suffered permanent damage. An incomplete spinal cord injury means there is partial damage. Although the injury is not as significant as a complete injury, you might experience some lost function.
Some examples of accidents known for causing paralysis injuries in NYC include:
You can also suffer paralysis from a stroke, seizure, or traumatic brain damage. It can all feel overwhelming, but a paralysis lawyer in NYC can help assess your situation, identify the cause of your paralysis injury, and fight for the compensation you deserve.
A paralysis injury is as unique as the victims involved. The portion of the spine that has been injured will determine the severity of your paralysis injuries and which limbs will be affected. Even if you are dealing with partial paralysis, you may still have the right to compensation for your damages.
This is particularly true if another person or entity’s negligence is responsible for causing the accident that injured you. You can rely on your NYC paralysis attorney to scrutinize your case details to ensure we seek maximum restitution to protect you financially for years.
Our NYC injury lawyers have encountered all manner of devastating spinal injuries and cases involving paralysis. In our decades of fighting for the rights of injury victims, particularly in the construction industry and after car accidents, we’ve learned that paralysis can take multiple forms. These include:
With the proper medical care and circumstances, you might be able to regain some functionality, even if you have been completely paralyzed. You will need to discuss your prognosis with your healthcare provider to prepare for the future and know how much compensation is available in your paralysis claim.
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, occurs when there is severe damage to the neck or cervical spinal cord. Tetraplegia means all limbs will be permanently paralyzed.
Individuals with quadriplegia will have no movement or feeling below their injury and often require around-the-clock medical attention and care to complete daily living activities.
Paraplegia is caused by damage to the spine’s thoracic region, the area just below the neck to the upper back. This paralysis affects your legs and can impact some of your arms’ functionality.
Hemiplegia means only one side of your body is affected by your paralysis injuries. For many individuals, it begins with the sensation of a limb falling asleep, also commonly known as a “pins and needles feeling.” This feeling progresses to debilitating muscle weakness or complete paralysis of the affected side of the body.
Monoplegia affects only one area of the body. While you may still control other body parts, you may not have functionality in the area affected by your monoplegia spinal cord injury. You might suffer paralysis in your right leg or left arm. This could be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of your injuries and the specific circumstances of your case.
When someone’s negligence caused your or a loved one’s paralysis, your next steps are crucial. It’s common to battle depression, and often difficult to cope with such immense pain and loss.
However, you can build a powerful case against the liable party by getting the medical attention you need and obtaining recommended treatments. For example, some of the top treatment options for paralysis include:
As soon as possible, make sure you hire a paralysis lawyer in NYC who can help you handle the legal details of your case. This way, you can devote time and energy to recuperating and rebuilding your life.
After becoming paralyzed due to another’s negligence, you can recover compensation for your losses. For instance, if you are involved in a work accident, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation benefits according to the New York Workers Compensation Impairment Guidelines.
However, workers’ comp benefits are unlikely to cover your damages fully. If this is the case or your injuries stem from another type of negligence, you may need to consider a third-party liability claim, where you can seek compensation for every loss, including economic and non-economic damages.
Examples of financially-based or economic losses you could recover and your paralysis claim include:
Non-economic losses do not have fixed financial values. It can be more difficult to quantify them, but since they impact victims’ lives, it is essential to recover restitution for these damages accordingly. Examples include:
Your paralysis injuries may permanently alter the course of your life. Make sure you have access to the compensation that is rightfully yours. Bring the liable party to justice and get the most out of your claim when you contact an experienced NYC paralysis lawyer at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C.
When I spoke to Mr.Noah Reiss he gave me valuable legal advice. Connected the dots who and why. He is a great asset to this firm. Will call him again as a friend. Thank you so much.
Ross Raggio, did an amazing job on my case. The office staff was responsive and very helpful to my questions and concerns. I had a very good experience. I highly recommend this firm.
I had a great lawyer with a great Paralegal that made everything easy to understand.
I am extremely satisfied and pleased most of all grateful for the services of Jonathan and his team! It is such a relief to have a strong team supporting you through a process that’s stressful. Thank you again for everything.
Hetch,Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., is the law office I highly recommend. My attorney Judd Kleeger, accomplished to represent me, support my needs & secure my future after suffering a traumatic accident. Other lawyers couldn’t guarantee this to me but Judd…
I can say without hesitation that if you are injured due to someone else’s fault, that no one will fight harder and more passionately for you than Jordan Hecht and Judd Kleeger. I have worked side by side with them…
Amazing job, settled my case in 90 days.
I highly recommend the law firm of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek – as well as my attorney, Jordan Hecht. Jordan was able to answer all of my questions and put me at ease. He was always responsive and patient. He…
I have referred numerous cases to Judd Kleeger and the team at HKD. I feel very confident when i refer a client that they will be treated with the highest regard. Each of my referrals has had very positive experiences…
I was always able to reach my attorney Judd Kleeger with any concern I had about my case. He responded timely and with the utmost courtesy to my sometimes desperate phone calls and email. He knew exactly what to do…
The attorneys at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek are smart, professional, responsive and dedicated to achieving the best results for their clients. Most importantly, they are trustworthy and genuinely good people who you can depend upon.
Judd Kleeger and his team are extremely competent, super professional and have achieved consistently better results than I or my clients had anticipated. He is my “go to” PI team. This was my experience over a decade and not just…
I have known Judd Kleeger for over a decade now. By far the smartest hardest working attorney I have ever dealt with. His advice has been spot on time and time again. Highly recommend him.
I retained Judd Kleeger for a personal injury case. I would, without hesitation, recommend Judd, and his firm, for anyone who finds themselves in a situation that demands a tenacious advocate who will not stop fighting until he gets results.
I can’t recommend Judd Kleeger enough. He is without a doubt the most professional lawyer I’ve encountered. Judd Kleeger is diligent and quick in his responses, always making sure his clients are in the right hands. I’ve never had to…
Judd Kleeger is an exceptional attorney who makes sure to get the best possible outcome for his client. He is always available, and is knowledgeable, prepared and dedicated to his clients. He is not afraid to go to trial and…
Mr. Judd Kleeger and his team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek are great! They always provide very thoughtful and caring advice. Mr. Kleeger is extremely professional and very easy to work with.
We quickly had to get legal counsel and we contacted Jordan Hecht. The rapport and guidance was outstanding at all times, prompt, timely and open for calls and updates. I can’t thank Jordan enough for his care, work and expertise….
Had a great experience with attorney Ross Raggio. He was professional and attentive every step of the way – would highly recommend.
Mr. Ross Raggio and his team at Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek, P.C., provided excellent legal services. His team and him were absolutely great, always returning calls or emails when we had questions about the case. Always very cordial, caring and…
My wife and i are very grateful to Mr. Jordan Hecht for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging time in our lives. He was extremely professional and answered all of our concerns. Mr. Hecht…
Very professional and very responsive. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone in need of an attorney. The attorney Ross Raggio, who was personally assigned to my case consistently followed through and was able to bring the case to…
Mr. Ross Raggio went above and beyond to settle my case during the height of the pandemic, a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed slim. He was responsive and professional, and was…
I was a sole practitioner specializing in personal injury law in NYC for more than 36 years. When I decided to retire, I had to make several critical decisions before terminating my practice. To whom should I refer my clients…
Ross was always available and working with my best interests, also very thorough with any questions I had along the case. Will recommend to others!
Jordan Hecht of Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek is the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with. He is smart, tough, and very professional. I highly recommend the firm and could not have asked for a better outcome.
The HKD law firm is highly professional, responsive and caring. They were willing to handle my case when other firms declined. Not only did we win our case, but received a huge settlement.
My representation by Jordan Hecht and the whole staff at Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek was top notch professional and very productive
I have had the pleasure to work alongside Ross Raggio on several matters. He is an extremely talented attorney with an exceptional understanding of the law. I would recommend him and HK&D to anyone looking for a personal injury attorney.
I came to know the firm through my relationship with one of the partners, Jordan Hecht. Jordan and I became close friends in law school. I have since referred several cases to Jordan and his firm ranging from a mesothelioma…
From the moment that I contacted this Law firm and got assigned Mr. Ross. They have been nothing but helpful, Especially Mr. Ross. In the time that Mr. Ross took my case, it took him 3 months to a get…
I cannot speak highly enough about this firm. The situation that necessitated my need for legal representation was very stressful on me and my family and the lawyers here were with me every step of the way. I could always…
I retained Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek for a serious personal injury case. They were very professional and managed to obtain a settlement for me that far exceeded my expectations. I would strongly recommend this firm for anyone’s legal needs.
After meeting a half dozen lawyers at different firms, I decided to go to Hecht, Kleeger and Damashek. As soon as I met Jon Damashek, I knew I had to look no further. Mr. Damashek made me feel at ease…
After meeting with Jon Damashek I knew immediately he was the right attorney for me. I had met with other attorneys in the past, but Jon’s experience, knowledge, and track record were most impressive. I highly recommend Jon Damashek and…
I know all three named partners at this firm and highly recommend them. They are very professional and tireless advocates for their clients. If you need a personal injury attorney, you cannot do better than Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek.
I have worked with countless attorneys over the years and Jon Damashek stands out among them. I have seen first hand him advocate for his clients vigorously. He fights for the rights of the seriously injured, does not back down…
I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise and knowledge of the law and more importantly his ability…
I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome to my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…
I had the opportunity of having this amazing team of lawyers work on my case. When I first met with Jordan Hecht and Michael Kusz, I really liked their energy and the spunk that they had, it meant business and…
“I had the opportunity to work with Jon Damashek and had an amazing experience. I have known Jon for many years and always felt very comfortable relying on his expertise, knowledge of the law, and more importantly – his ability…
“I cannot recommend Jon Damashek highly enough. I attribute the favorable outcome of my case to his consummate and tireless dedication and tenacity. Just as important, he was truly there with me every step of the way. He was very…