Spinal cord injuries are among the most devastating injuries a person can suffer, both physically and emotionally, and the costs associated with paraplegia injuries can last a lifetime—let our experienced legal professionals help you get the full amount of compensation you’re owed for your current and future expenses. We’re available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Just dial (800) 363-9113 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
Paraplegia Accident Injuries
Paraplegia is a form of paralysis that involves the loss of control of your legs or your body below your waist. It differs from quadriplegia, which is a form of paralysis that involves all four limbs and the torso. These injuries are caused by trauma to the spinal cord at or below the thoracic—or middle—level of the back, and they often affect your ability to walk or stand. Paraplegia can be the result of a car crash, fall, physical altercation, or workplace accident. In fact, 68% of all spinal injuries in the U.S. are caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, or falls.
Other side effects can include loss of ability to:
- control bowels or bladder,
- function sexually,
- normalize body temperature,
- regulate blood pressure,
- and more.
Our paraplegia injury lawyers understand the physical and financial burden caused by your injuries, and we’re here to protect your legal rights after your accident. Nothing can truly restore your life to the way it was before your accident or make up for what you’ve gone through since it occurred. However, financial compensation can at least help cover the costs necessary to help you live with your injury, so if you or a loved one have become paralyzed due to another person’s or party’s negligence, speak with us. We want you to get the best possible results.
Can Paraplegia Be Cured?
Paraplegia may be temporary, and if the spinal nerves were simply bruised or stretched rather than severed, physical therapy may help spinal cord injury victims regain some functionality. However, in many cases the paralysis is permanent and victims will require a lifetime of expensive treatment for which they deserve to be compensated by the at-fault party.
Why You Need a Paraplegia Lawyer
Unlike other types of injuries, it can be extremely difficult to calculate damages for permanent injuries like partial paralysis. Medical treatment will likely be needed for years after, if not for the rest of the paraplegia victim’s life, and the emotional distress and reduced quality of life are significant.
To ensure that you or your loved one receive what they are owed after their injury, speak to an experience paraplegia injury lawyer before accepting an offer from the insurance company. Once you accept an offer, it may not be possible to get more money later, even if the initial settlement falls far short of what you need after your injury.
Experienced Legal Representation
At Ponce Law, we know you can’t prevent a paraplegia injury from happening—but you can be prepared for what comes next. We’ve been helping injured victims for more than 20 years, and we want to help you, too. Let us handle your claim’s paperwork, legal deadlines, and insurance negotiations so you can focus on your recovery. Call us today, and get the legal representation you deserve.