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Rochester, NY Quadriplegia Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have suffered paraplegia or quadriplegia because of a car accident or an act of negligence of another, your life has changed in catastrophic ways physically and financially. You have the right to seek compensation to cover the costs of life-long medical care, including the cost of medical equipment (i.e. motorized wheelchairs), home modifications, rehabilitation therapy and handicap vehicles.

At Kammholz Law, we have decades of experience and are committed to getting you the compensation you need in New York.

Representation in Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Legal Claims

If you or a loved one suffered paraplegia or quadriplegia due to the negligence of another, we at Kammholz Law can help pursue financial compensation for any past, present and, even, future losses and damages relating to your injury. We are a Rochester-based medical malpractice / negligence law firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to helping people just like you. We will put our nearly 35 years of experience to work, determining who is responsible and holding them accountable to ensure your highest level of compensation for your injuries while also delivering you peace of mind. You are not a number, you are a highly valued client, who is seeking financial and oftentimes, emotional recovery from the serious injuries you have suffered.

Statute of Limitations for Quadriplegia Claim

There are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a medical malpractice and/or negligence claim in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on numerous factors such as: is it a general negligence case (i.e. motor vehicle accident, slip/trip and fall, construction site, premises liability, etc.) or is it a medical malpractice case, who the negligent party is, age of the injured patient, and whether the person passed away as a result of the malpractice or negligence.

If the injury was the result of “general negligence”, the statute of limitations for your claim depends on who the negligent person is – a private citizen/company or state/municipality. The statute of limitations can be as short as one (1) year from the date of the accident or as long as three (3) years from the date of accident. You may also be required to file a “Notice of Claim” with the municipality within ninety (90) days of the incident.

If the injury was the result of medical malpractice, the statute of limitations for your claim depends on a number of factors, including: who the negligent party is, the type of malpractice/negligence, the age of the injured patient, and whether the patient passed away as a result of the malpractice. In addition, some hospitals and medical facilities are owned and operated by a City, a County or even the State of New York. In these circumstances, you will be required to serve a “Notice of Claim” before starting your lawsuit. Similarly, hospitals and medical facilities that are owned or funded by the United States have special rules under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for medical malpractice claims.

There are numerous exceptions to these time frames (especially for injured minors) that may apply to your claim.

Determining the applicable time frame can be confusing, so contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and what the applicable statute of limitations is. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Personal Injury Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There’s no cost to find out whether you have a case. There is also no upfront costs to pursue a case, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee. The exact percentage depends upon what caused the actual amputation (i.e. auto accident vs. medical malpractice, etc.).

In New York, the contingency fee for general negligence cases, such as an auto accident, slip/trip fall and construction accident, is one-third (33.3%) of the total damages paid. Percentage is calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted.

If the injury was caused by medical malpractice/negligence, New York’s Judiciary Law Section 474-A, sets the amount of the contingency fee for medical malpractice based upon a “sliding scale” starting at 30% and reducing to as little as 10% depending upon the amount of the recovery. Specifically, the attorney’s fee is 30% on the first $250,000 of the sum recovered. On the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 25%. On the next $500,000 recovered the fee is 20%. On the next $250,000 recovered the fee is 15%. After that, on any amount recovered over $1,250,000 the fee is 10%. Percentages are calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted. Expenses are costs such as medical expert reviews/testimony, court filing fees, medical records and other costs to properly pursue the claim.