If someone else causes you to suffer a broken bone or a muscle injury, holding them accountable for their actions through a personal injury claim can be crucial to protecting your future. A successful claim can get you the payments you need to cover your medical bills, lost work wages, and physical pain until your injuries fully heal. You might need even more resources if you suffered a paralyzing injury that will never fully heal.
Guidance from an experienced attorney at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers will be essential to getting a positive result from your lawsuit or settlement proposal. With a Bensalem paralysis injury lawyer from our firm on your side, you have a greater chance of getting comprehensive compensation for your short-term losses and the long-term effects of your injury.
Managing Partner Rich Godshall has 18 years of experience winning multi-million-dollar catastrophic injury cases on behalf of injured people like you. In a recent case, our firm reached a $10,000,000 settlement for a client who sustained severe injuries from a truck crash. We are prepared to fight like hell for you.
Common Causes of Paralyzing Injuries
Paralysis is the partial or total loss of sensation and/or ability to move in a particular body part or area. This condition can result from various injuries and accident scenarios. The most common paralyzing injury that our Bensalem attorneys see is severe spinal cord trauma. However, paralysis can also result from serious brain trauma, nerve damage from burns or similar injuries, and certain diseases that a medical professional may not have properly diagnosed and treated.
Types of Paralysis
The circumstances of the injury can determine the extent and type of paralysis. Injuries to the lower part of the spinal cord may cause paraplegia in the legs and lower part of the torso, while injuries closer to the neck can cause quadriplegia of the whole body. Brain trauma and nerve damage can sometimes cause hemiplegia (paralysis of the left or right side of the body) or monoplegia (paralysis in one arm or one leg).
Compensation for a Paralysis Injury
Whether it happens due to a car crash, a doctor’s misconduct, dangerous conditions on someone’s private property, or any other type of incident, paralyzing injuries can cause life-changing levels of harm. You may face expensive medical bills for the care you’ve already received and care you’ll likely need in the future. You may also be unable to work or lose your ability to participate in your favorite hobbies.
All these losses—monetary and non-monetary, past and future—can and should be factored into a comprehensive settlement proposal or lawsuit. In addition to helping calculate your losses and how much money you should be seeking, a seasoned paralysis injury lawyer at our firm can ensure that common legal roadblocks don’t get in the way of you getting fair restitution.
Speak with a Bensalem Paralysis Injury Attorney Today
Anyone who causes another person to become paralyzed should be held financially liable for the injured person’s losses. Unfortunately, knowing someone else is responsible for an injury like this and holding them legally accountable for your damages are two very different things.
Hiring a winning Bensalem paralysis injury lawyer should be your top priority if you are suffering after a severe accident. Call Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers today to discuss your legal options and get the dedicated support you deserve.