Injuries Resulting In Paralysis

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:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • 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.