New York Fatal Spinal Injury
Our New York Spinal Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC defines a wrongful death case as a civil lawsuit against a corporation, person or entity, which is legally responsible for the death of a person. The claim concerns the death of an individual resulting from inaction, negligence or carelessness. The case is usually handled by the deceased’s estate or by a close relative or survivor. Our experienced New York Injury Lawyer team has learned that the fatal injury could have resulted from an ATV accident, subway accident, truck accident, car accident, SUV accident, construction accident, or by an act of medical malpractice.
In any accident case, the negligent group can be held financially liable for their actions, whether the actions were intentional or unintentional. It is the legal obligation of the careless party to provide appropriate compensation to the decedent’s survivors. The wrongful death claim can include an award to compensate for the deceased’s medical, burial and funeral expenses, for the loss of wages, benefits and inheritance and an award for the deceased’s mental and physical pain and suffering. There may also be award of punitive damages, which is an award of money used to punish the defendant and negligent parties for their action and is awarded to be a deterrent to other entities.
A spinal cord injury is an injury to an individual’s spine. The trauma and injury could be the result of an auto accident, violent assault or due to a sports-related injury. Spinal cord damage does not always result in a fatal injury. Symptoms of a mild or moderate spinal cord injury include pain at the injury site, numbness, weakness, loss of motor function, paralysis and sensory changes. In the more severe cases, an accident victim may suffer a brain injury or spinal injury that results in a fatal injury. A spinal injury can be complicated by bleeding problems, surrounding physical injury or post-operation infection. In any circumstance of a wrongful death, our New York Spinal Injury Wrongful Death Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will work to help your family recover from the terrible loss.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of someone, contact our New York Spinal Injury Wrongful Death Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to discuss how to proceed with the fatal injury claim. Under New York statutes of limitations, the deceased’s family has a time limit in order to file the wrongful death lawsuit. Contact our team to help you collect evidence and fill out the needed paperwork in a timely manner.
Contact our experienced New York Spinal Injury Wrongful Death Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to schedule a free consultation to discuss the spinal injury and resulting wrongful death. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.