Any injury you suffer because of someone else’s careless or reckless behavior can be devastating. However, injuries that permanently affect your ability to feel or move parts of your body are some of the most challenging conditions to deal with and can change the course of your life.
Work with a Lewisburg paralysis injury lawyer to hold the wrongdoer financially accountable for your losses. At Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers, our winning catastrophic injury attorneys know how to fight for every cent of compensation you deserve. Led by Founding Partner Jon Ostroff, our team reached a $10 million settlement for a client who suffered spine injuries in a traffic crash that limited his ability to walk. We are prepared to handle your case and secure the payment you deserve while you focus on your recovery.
What Kinds of Injuries Can Cause Paralysis?
The most common cause of paralysis is damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the central pathway of the nervous system. Signals from the brain travel down the spinal cord to move certain body parts, and any sensations from those parts are transmitted back up the spinal cord to the brain. If the spinal cord is partially torn or completely severed, the brain is cut off from every body part below the injury site, leading to loss of feeling and inability to move.
Along the same lines, traumatic damage directly to the brain can sometimes paralyze certain body parts. This kind of damage could come from an external impact, like a blow to the head during a car crash or from negligence by a medical professional. For example, not identifying and treating a stroke in a reasonable amount of time could lead to paralysis.
Although rare, paralysis can also happen because of damage directly to individual nerve endings in the skin, often through high-degree burns. No matter the specific cause of a paralyzing injury, your skilled Lewisburg attorney can help you build a strong civil case against the responsible party.
Getting Paid for a Paralyzing Injury
Any injury can cause short-term losses like emergency medical bills, missed wages from work, and physical pain. When an injury causes permanent paralysis, though, it’s essential to demand money for the various effects the injury will have in the future, including:
- Long-term pain and suffering
- Loss of life’s pleasures
- Loss of consortium
- Lost ability to work
- Future medical costs, including costs of medical equipment like wheelchairs
- Home and/or car modification costs
Our capable paralysis lawyers in Lewisburg can ensure your claim covers every form of harm your injury has caused and will cause in the future. We will handle every aspect of your case, including filing your paralysis injury claim within the deadlines set under state law.
Speak to a Lewisburg Paralysis Injury Attorney Today
A paralyzing injury is devastating under any circumstances—especially if it occurred in a preventable accident caused by someone acting carelessly. If you were paralyzed due to someone else’s misconduct, let the attorneys at Ostroff Godshall Injury and Accident Lawyers fight for your legal rights and get the financial resources you need to continue living your life.
Once hired, your Lewisburg paralysis injury lawyer will work on your behalf to get the best possible outcome for your lawsuit or settlement proposal. Call today for a free consultation about your case.