If you’ve been in an accident and one of the outcomes is paralysis, you deserve to fight for compensation to help you with this major change to your life. You and your family can be forever shaped by paralysis and the law recognizes that you have rights.
If you suffer a paralyzing injury in a vehicle or other type of accident caused by another person’s reckless or negligent behavior, you may need long term physical therapy, ongoing care and extensive and expensive medical treatment.
Some injuries have the potential to change the life of a victim forever and paralysis is one example. If you suffer from a paralyzing injury, you may need some type of assistive device such as a wheelchair and you may need a family member to assist you to carry out the activities of life. Some of the most common types of paralyzing injuries may not present symptoms immediately. Most car accident victims are in shock or experiencing a surge of adrenaline after a crash. That can make it more difficult to figure out the pain they are experiencing until hours, days or even weeks later. Some of the most common causes of paralysis due to car accidents include:
- Traumatic brain injuries making up 23% of all paralysis cases in the United States.
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
No matter how your accident happened, you have the power to protect yourself and the integrity of your claim by consulting with an injury attorney and getting the medical treatment you need at the outset of your case. While no one should have to go through this process alone, it is often extremely difficult to answer the crucial questions posed to you by the insurance company immediately after you file a claim. That is why the right lawyer can help you determine how to pursue your claim so that you can get the medical treatment you need.