Spinal cord injury victims and their families soon realize that the shock, pain and intense initial recovery process are not the worst aspects of a catastrophic injury. Rather, it is the long-term disability that so many accident victims live through after suffering from:
- Loss of use of fingers, hands, arms, feet or legs
- In some cases, loss of ability to speak clearly or feed oneself
Complications Of Life With Paralysis
Loss of muscle functions and/or feelings can be accompanied by equally troubling side issues such as:
- Neuropathic pain
- Susceptibility to bladder infections
- Vulnerability to bedsores, with a resulting risk of sepsis or other dangerous infections
- Depression and anxiety
Pursuing Compensation For Medical Expenses, Necessary Equipment And Disability Accommodations
If you or a family member has suffered from an accident resulting in paralysis, you should consult with a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your options. A personal injury attorney can find out whether someone's negligence caused the accident and pursue compensation from negligent parties to cover your:
- Medical expenses
- Personal care services
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
"Medical expenses" may include short-term and long-term needs for costly durable medical equipment and devices. You may need a motorized scooter or wheelchair, a modified van outfitted for wheelchair transport, a lift in your home, a modified computer and safety features for the home like a wheelchair ramp and bars in the bathroom.
Few successes are as satisfying for us at T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, as seeing a client with paralysis well compensated. We know from experience working with many such clients what a difference it can make in your life to have the resources it takes to adapt and rebuild your life after experiencing a car accident, a surgical error or a slip-and-fall accident resulting in paralysis.
For A Free Consultation With A Lawyer After A Serious Accident, Contact Us
A life-changing accident resulting in spinal cord injury is a sure sign that it is time to call a lawyer for advice and help. Contact T.J. Smith, Attorney at Law, at 502-792-7937 (Louisville) or 270-261-4114 (Central Kentucky). We also welcome email inquiries.