Paralysis has a devastating effect on a person’s day-to-day life. Not only is it physically challenging, it takes a serious emotional and financial toll on a victim. If you or someone you know has suffered a paralyzing injury in an accident that was not your fault, it is important to seek the guidance of a Gainesville paralysis lawyer who can evaluate the circumstances of your case and determine a path for seeking compensation. Having the right personal injury attorney on your side is critical in making sure that your rights are protected. We have handled many paralysis cases and they have produced some of the most significant recoveries for our clients. That is because a paralysis injury is so devastating.Bringing a Personal Injury Claim Based on Paralysis
Paralysis is defined as the loss of ability – whether temporary or permanent - to move part or most of the body. When a person is paralyzed, the brain can neither send nor receive signals to an area of the body, due to injuries to the spinal cord. There are two main types of paralysis: paraplegia and quadriplegia. Paraplegia refers to the loss of feeling and mobility in the lower half of the body, whereas quadriplegia refers to paralysis of both arms and both legs. There are other forms of this condition as well.
If you were paralyzed as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you may file a negligence claim against any at-fault party. Negligence takes place when someone else’s failure to use reasonable care was a direct cause of your injury. For example, if your paralysis was a result of a car accident caused by another driver who was negligent in some way, that person (and/or their insurer) would be liable for compensating you for your losses. To prevail in a negligence claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant had a duty to use reasonable care, the defendant breached this duty by failing to use reasonable care, and the plaintiff’s injury was a direct result of the defendant’s breach. Our paralysis attorneys can navigate Gainesville residents and others through the nuances of this process.
The general purpose of personal injury lawsuits is to allow victims to recover compensation for injuries and losses caused by the accident. Typically, an injured person will be able to recover medical expenses (including any surgery, physical therapy, and medication costs), lost income, and property damage. Since paralysis may have a serious impact on a victim’s day-to-day life, they may also recover damages that go beyond reimbursement for out-of-pocket costs. Some examples include pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, future medical expenses, and the cost of assistive devices, such as motorized wheelchairs.
Our firm have represented paralyzed victims who suffered injuries as a result of car wrecks, truck wrecks, strokes/medical malpractice, defective products, construction site accidents and other incidents. These cases will require a lawyer with extensive experience, significant results and adequate resources to achieve the best recovery possible for your case. Consider the background of the law firm you hire before you trust your case to them.Discuss Your Case with a Paralysis Lawyer in Gainesville
If you or your loved one has sustained a paralyzing injury due to someone else’s negligence, our Gainesville paralysis attorneys can help. We understand that this is a trying time for your family and you, and you should not need to go through it alone. We represent injured people in Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Valdosta, Augusta, and Columbus, as well as other areas of Hall, Clarke, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Lowndes, Richmond, and Muscogee Counties. Call us at 678-928-3899 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer.