Any injury has the potential to cause damage that requires medical treatment and long-term care. However, few injuries are as serious as a spinal cord injury. One of the most devastating results of a spinal cord injury is paraplegia. Paraplegia describes the loss of all movement and sensation (aside from the arms and hands) at and beneath the injury site. The result is costly medical treatment, a lifetime of reliance on medical care, and significant emotional impact on victims and their loved ones. A personal injury lawsuit can ensure that adequate compensation is provided to paraplegia victims when the injury is the result of the negligent or careless actions of another person or party. Because paraplegia can result in unforeseen expenses down the road, and there is only one chance to collect adequate compensation, it is important to work with attorneys who are experienced in paraplegia cases, such as those at our Scranton, PA practice, Foley Law Firm.
When to Seek Legal Advice
In some cases, it is a person’s own actions or choices that lead to an injury and the consequences that follow. However, in many instances, it is the actions of others that lead to personal injuries, such as those that can result in paraplegia. If you have been injured and believe that another person or party is at fault for that injury, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney to discuss your best course of action. Even if the injury was the result of an accident, paraplegia victims may be due financial compensation for damages suffered. Every individual is expected to make decisions and take actions that will prevent harm to other people. If proper precautions were not taken, and you or a loved one has been injured as a result, compensation can likely be collected through a civil suit.
Compensation in a Paraplegia Lawsuit
Paraplegia is unique in that it is a lifetime condition. This is not an injury that a person will recover from, but rather one that they will have to live with every day. Because compensation can only be sought once, it is important to work with attorneys, such as those at Foley Law Firm, who have an understanding of the effects of paraplegia, and who know the extent of compensation that should be sought. Below are some of the damages that may be collected in personal injury cases involving paraplegia victims:
- All current and future expenses for medical care and hospital stays
- The loss of current and future income
- The cost of long-term, in-home care or other care necessities
- The cost of current and future rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
Our attorneys will look at the details of each case and fight for maximum compensation for the victims of paraplegia injuries.
Schedule a Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, it is important to meet with an experienced attorney to learn about your rights to financial compensation. Schedule a consultation with one of the experienced personal injury attorneys at Foley Law Firm to discuss the details of your case and find out your best course of legal action. We look forward to hearing from you.