Recovering Damages in a Paralysis Lawsuit
When a person suffers complete or partial paralysis as a result of an accident, it’s not enough for the at-fault party to simply say, “Sorry.” There are no words that can make up for the loss of control of one’s own body, the loss of the ability to perform everyday tasks, the loss of financial stability, the loss of livelihood, the loss of happiness itself … With no known cure in sight, paralysis remains to this day an irreversible condition, a heavy burden victims, and their families, must carry for the rest of their lives.
Have you or someone you love been paralyzed due to the negligent and/or reckless actions of another party? You have the right to pursue damages in a personal injury claim or lawsuit. While money is no substitute for a complete cure, monetary compensation can at least alleviate the financial woes that follow paralysis. It is highly advised that you work with an attorney who is experienced in these matters. Only with the right legal help can you fully recover your losses.
Paralysis victims are entitled to a long list of damages available to them in a personal injury claim or lawsuit, including the following:
- Costs of medical treatment, medication, and ongoing rehabilitation
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
- Costs of medical devices or equipment such as wheelchairs, ramps, and modifications to your home or vehicles
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Diminishment in quality of life
Prior to finalizing your legal action, it is essential to have an attorney evaluate your case and the full extent of your damages. Make sure that all past, present, AND future damages receive proper consideration.
Also, don’t forget about the deadline, or statute of limitations. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may have anywhere from a few months to a couple of years to file your claim. This is why you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that you don’t lose the ability to pursue compensation for your paralysis damages.
Remember, only a trusted lawyer can protect your right to full and fair compensation, not your friends or family (although their support is vital to your mental and emotional recovery), and most definitely NOT the insurance claims adjuster. At Wilshire Law Firm, our renowned legal team is comprised of compassionate professionals who treat clients like family. If you want an attorney who is willing to do whatever it takes to get you optimal recovery, look no further. Call us at (800) 522-7274 today for a FREE case evaluation.