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What Are the Lasting Effects of a Damaged spinal cord?
Paralysis is a devastating injury that can have life-altering consequences. Paralysis occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord, resulting in the loss of sensory and motor functions below the level of injury. This can lead to partial or complete loss of movement and sensation, depending on the extent of the damage. Paralysis not only affects the physical abilities of the injured individual but also has a profound impact on their emotional well-being, relationships, and overall quality of life.
What Medical treatment is Needed for Spinal cord injuries?
The required medical treatment for paralysis injuries is complex and extensive. Paralysis injury victims require immediate medical attention and ongoing care. Treatment may involve hospitalization, surgical interventions, physical therapy, rehabilitation programs, assistive devices, and specialized medical care. The goal is to maximize functionality, enhance independence, and improve the quality of life for the paralyzed individual. These treatments and therapies can be costly and may need to be continued for an extended period or even a lifetime.
Future medical treatment needs are a crucial consideration in pursuing a paralysis injury claim. Many individuals with paralysis require ongoing medical care, including specialized therapies, assistive technology, medication management, and regular check-ups to address secondary complications and ensure their overall well-being. The cost of future medical treatment can be substantial and may impose a significant financial burden on the paralyzed individual and their family.
An experienced paralysis injury lawyer can help assess these future medical needs and include them in the compensation sought.
What Types of Accidents Can Cause Spinal cord damage?
Various types of accidents can lead to paralysis injuries, often resulting from negligence or wrongful conduct. Personal injury claims involving paralysis commonly arise from incidents such as:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Sports-related injuries
In these cases, if someone else's negligence or wrongful actions caused the accident and subsequent paralysis, the injured party may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
What Can a Paralysis injury Attorney Do to Hold the Negligent Party Responsible?
At MVP Accident Attorneys, our paralysis injury lawyers understand the complexities surrounding paralysis injury cases. They have extensive knowledge and expertise in personal injury law, particularly when it comes to paralysis injuries.
These cases are often very complex, due to the severity for the injuries involved and the resulting high cost of medical care that will be needed for the rest of the accident victim’s life.
An attorney on our legal team will begin by investigating the accident and gathering evidence to strengthen your case. They will work with accident reconstructionists and other experts, to prove how the accident occurred and which party is liable.
They will also handle all communication with the insurance company, to prevent the claims adjuster from intimidating you or pressuring you into accepting an unfair settlement amount.
If the claims adjuster refuses to make a fair offer, our trial-tested attorneys will not back down. Instead, they will prepare your case for trial and continue to negotiate with the insurance company during this process. Fortunately, the majority of cases are settled out of court. An insurance company does not want to waste time and money on a costly trial.
What Damages Am I Entitled to for Permanent disabilities?
Permanent paralysis injuries require lifelong medical care. When a paralysis injury results in a permanent disability, your attorney will go above and beyond to hold the at-fault party responsible for past and future medical care and other damages, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Emotional distress
And other damages resulting from the accident.
There are many factors that will impact the settlement amount you’re entitled to, such as whether the injury is permanent, whether you can return to work, future medical needs, modifications that need to be made to the home and your vehicle, and much more.
Because these cases are so complex, our legal team will work closely with experts such as economists, life care planners, medical professionals, and other experts, to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve to cover accident-related costs now and in the future.
Contact Us Today!
If you or a loved one has experienced paralysis as a result of an accident, you must speak with a paralysis injury lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys as soon as possible.
Our legal team has the expertise, resources, and dedication to guide you through the legal process and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for all accident-related damages. Contact MVP Accident Attorneys today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help.
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Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.
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