Paraplegia/Quadriplegia Paralysis Lawsuits
Were You Paralyzed Due to Negligence? Our New Jersey Lawyers Can Help.
Any level of injury to your spinal cord can result in serious complications, but more serious injuries can result in permanent damage that may hamper your ability to complete even the simplest of daily tasks. One of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer following damage to their spinal cord is paralysis, also referred to as paraplegia or quadriplegia/tetraplegia depending on how much of the victim’s body is affected. No matter the cause of your injury, whether your paralysis was caused by a car accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, etc., you may need to change the way you live your life in order to manage your new disability.
In these types of injury cases, no amount of money can adequately compensate the victim, but we work tirelessly to secure the maximum recovery amount for our clients to make their lives as easy as possible. Our New Jersey paralysis injury attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have fought to protect the rights of our clients for 80 years, and we are dedicated to continuing our high level of service for every new client who walks through our doors. We are sensitive to the needs and rights of those who suffer these types of injuries and strongly believe that they should not suffer on a day-to-day basis without having what they need to make their lives as comfortable as possible.
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How Can Paraplegia/Quadriplegia Affect You?
Paralysis either significantly diminishes or completely eliminates motor and sensory function below the point of injury. Depending on where your spine was injured in the accident, your paralysis will be classified in one of two ways:
- Paraplegia: This type of paralysis affects the legs, the pelvis, and the lower portion of the trunk.
- Quadriplegia: This type of paralysis, sometimes called “tetraplegia,” affects the entire body from the neck down.
The severity of paralysis is also classified in one of two ways depending on how much motor or sensory function remains below the point of the injury:
- Incomplete paralysis: This level of severity means that at least some motor and/or sensory function was retained below the point of injury.
- Complete paralysis: This level of severity means that all motor and sensory function below the point of injury was lost.
No matter how much of your body is affected, and no matter the severity of your paralysis, you will likely need to change your entire lifestyle, living situation, and how you get around in order to accommodate your loss of mobility. For instance, people suffering from complete quadriplegia will likely need to hire a full-time caretaker to assist them in carrying out basic tasks.
While these cases frequently result in dramatically higher treatment, rehabilitation, and accommodation costs, even cases of incomplete paraplegia can leave a person with millions of dollars of medical debt. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence and have accumulated such debt, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover these losses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.
Contact an Experienced Lawyer Today
Paralysis is one of the most devastating injuries anyone can suffer, and you need to hire an experienced and qualified attorney to have a real chance of recovering your maximum compensation. Our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. has fought to defend the rights of our clients since 1939. In the last 5 years alone, we have successfully recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements.
Call us at (732) 440-3089 to speak with one of our New Jersey paralysis injury attorneys, or fill out the form on our website to begin your free case evaluation today.
Medical Malpractice Settlement $12,500,000
Tractor-Trailer Jury Verdict $8,000,000
A 35-year-old laborer who resides in Kearny was seriously injured while working on the median of a highway when a passing tractor-trailer lost a wheel that struck him. Evidence at trial established that after a recent tire change, the lug nuts were not properly secured by both the owner and the independent contractor who had installed the tire. Our client suffered severe head and orthopedic injuries and is now totally disabled as a result of the accident.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $7,000,000
A woman was putting her 3-year-old son on a carnival amusement ride while holding onto a portable fence when she received an electrical shock. Our client was hospitalized and later developed Traumatic Dystonia, a condition that caused tremors in the hand and makes the fingers curl.
Personal Injury Settlement $7,000,000
A Middlesex County man was severely injured and burned as a result of a collision with a truck. The truck driver had lost control of his vehicle and had come through a median barrier which had failed to redirect the truck away from oncoming traffic. Expert testimony established that the median barrier was defective and therefore failed to protect motorist from this type of accident.
Personal Injury Jury Verdict $6,000,000
A female drunk driver crashed into plaintiff’s vehicle causing multiple fractures to the right ankle and foot. Plaintiff’s doctor testified that plaintiff would be under pain management protocol for the rest of his life due to this condition.
Tractor-Trailer Settlement $3,700,000
A Morristown woman was injured when her vehicle was struck by a tractor-trailer that lost control on black ice on Interstate 287. The defendant's truck had jack-knifed as it was changing lanes in order to avoid an earlier accident. The accident resulted in our client suffering severe head injuries.
Product Liability Jury Verdict $3,500,000
Worker injured by product defect on his commercial truck.
Personal Injury Verdict $3,200,000
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Partner Kim Gozsa recently obtained a $3.2 million dollar verdict on behalf of a client who was injured in a slip and fall accident at an outlet shopping plaza in Jackson, New Jersey. The substantial jury award stems from a case in which Kim’s client slipped and fell on ice on a sidewalk at the Jackson Premium Outlets, an outlet shopping center in Jackson Township, New Jersey.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
An Edison delivery man slipped on a wet floor while delivering a package. He broke his knee in the fall and suffered an injury to his spine, which in turn aggravated pre-existing conditions of incontinence and impotence which had been caused by previous injuries.
Premises Liability Jury Verdict $3,000,000
Our client, a North Plainfield man, was injured when he slipped and fell on snowy steps while exiting his building. He suffered a lumbar disc injury, requiring surgery. The jury found his landlord 100% liable for the accident for failing to clear the steps to the building.
Wrongful Death Jury Verdict $3,000,000
A worker developed asbestosis and lung cancer due to Asbestos exposure. Evidence at trial proved asbestos to be a defective product, which causes harm to workers who use it. Jury awarded the victim's widow damages for wrongful death.
Personal Injury Settlement $3,000,000
A 31-year old iron worker was injured in a construction site accident when he was struck in the head by a cinder block. Despite the facts that he was wearing a hard hat at the time, the plaintiff still received a serious closed head injury resulting in both memory loss and total disability. The case was handled by both Richard Levinson and James Dunn and settled at the time of trial.
Inadequate Security Jury Verdict $2,700,000
A mother of nine was shot and killed while working at a convenience store. Evidence at trial proved a lack of adequate security, including a panic button and outgoing phone line, had placed this worker at risk. Expert testimony also established that there was an increased risk of criminal activity in convenience stores which had inadequate surveillance equipment. The matter was upheld on Appeal, and settled prior to being reviewed by the New Jersey Supreme Court.
Third-Party Work Injury Settlement $2,650,000
The plaintiff sustained a traumatic amputation of one leg, and a crush injury to the opposite foot, in a construction site accident. The claim was brought against the Department of Transportation, as it had a duty to monitor safety on the work site and its failure to do so contributed to the happening of this accident.
Premises Liability Settlement $2,500,000
Our client was injured while delivering a 3,000 pound piece of equipment to defendant's premises. The defendant's employees were assisting our client in unloading the product when one of them prematurely activated the lift gate, causing the piece of equipment to fall and strike his legs. He suffered serious injuries to both legs, requiring multiple surgeries.
Motorcycle Collision Settlement $2,500,000
A young man was seriously injured while riding his motorcycle to work when another driver made a left hand turn in front of him, leaving our client had no memory of the accident. He suffered a number of serious fractures and underwent multiple surgeries, leaving him with disabilities. The case settled on the second day of trial.
Auto Accident Settlement $2,500,000
Levinson Axelrod Partner, Mark V. Kuminski represented a local Franklin Township woman who was involved in a three-car motor vehicle accident. The incident occurred when one of the drivers, later named as the defendant in the personal injury lawsuit filed by Mark and our firm, rear-ended a vehicle that had been stopped. Mark’s ability to express the full scope of damages incurred by our client, proved successful in compelling the jury to rule in our client’s favor.
Personal Injury Settlement $2,500,000
Our client suffered a traumatic head injury after falling due to an unsecure railing.
Personal Injury Jury Verdict $2,250,000
The plaintiff injured her ankle when she stepped into a cement cut out in a commercial sidewalk where a tree had been planted. The plaintiff had been walking on the sidewalk on her way to a down town holiday festival. Her attention had been distracted by a negligently placed chestnut grilling stand, thereby diverting her attention away from the cut out. The plaintiff brought claims against both the property owner and the operator of the chestnut stand.
Construction Accident Settlement $2,200,000
The plaintiff sustained a herniated disc in his lower back, for which he was required to undergo a surgical fusion. When the surgery failed to improve his symptoms, the plaintiff underwent the implantation of a spinal cord stimulator.
Levinson Axelrod, P.A. is committed to helping good people through difficult times. We build real relationships and make communication a priority to provide the best possible service and results.
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