Legal Help Following a Serious Accident
Your life will never be the same after a catastrophic injury that results in paralysis. You may be angry or frustrated about your disabilities, or how they might affect your family or your ability to provide for them. There is no question that families suffer as well when a loved one becomes paralyzed. Both emotionally and financially.
It’s also important for victims to know that if you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you have legal rights. The responsible party in such a case should be held accountable for the injuries, damages, and long-term consequences victims and their families face.
Furthermore, if you or a loved one are a victim of paralysis, filing a claim or lawsuit may be difficult. However, the attorneys at Premier Law Group have plenty of experience fighting for victims. We know what it takes to recover full and fair compensation in these cases. Contact Premier Law Group today at 206.285.1743 for a free consultation.
What Is Paralysis?
When the brain or spinal cord suffers severe trauma, a person can lose feeling and function in their body. This type of injury can result from a:
- Birth injury
- Slip and fall accident
- Bike accident
- Sporting accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Car accident
The nature and extent of the injury depends on the location of the trauma.
Additionally, if the spinal cord has damage near the neck, it could lead to quadriplegia, which is paralysis from the chest and neck down. If the spinal cord has damage in the lower back, it could result in paraplegia, which is loss of feeling and function from the waist down.
Living with Paralysis
The financial and emotional toll of living with paralysis can be great. Patients often need hospital care to begin with. They may then also need nursing home care. Victims will likely need ongoing rehabilitation and care as well.
Victims and their families often require:
- medical care
- physical therapy
- vocational retraining
Some victims may also need:
- a handicap accessible van
- a personal care attendant
- adaptive services
- adjustments to their homes to make them accessible
All of these costs can add up to millions of dollars over a person’s lifetime.
Protecting Your Rights in Seattle
To get the full and fair compensation they deserve, plaintiffs must prove that someone else’s negligence led to their injuries.
For instance, if you were injured in a car accident, you will have to show that the at-fault driver was somehow negligent, whether they were speeding, drunk, or otherwise. If you suffered an injury from a slip-and-fall accident, you may have to show that the property owner caused the accident by not providing reasonable safety conditions. Additionally, if your child suffers paralysis due to mistakes made during labor, you may be able to hold the hospital and/or medical professional liable for their negligence.
Furthermore, if you or a loved one has suffered an injury that resulted in paralysis, it is important to keep records of expenses that come from the injury. Keep track of medical bills, lost wages, and that have added up as a result of the injury. Be sure to document your daily struggles as well.
Contact a Seattle Paralysis Lawyer
At Premier Law Group we will fight to achieve full and fair compensation for our clients.
We will also offer free case reviews to victims of paralysis who are looking for a Seattle accident lawyer. Finally, by speaking with you and gathering information about your specific situation we can provide you with the most accurate information. Call 206.285.1743 for a free case review today. Remember, there is no fee unless we win.