Paralysis is one of the worst and most catastrophic personal injuries that can happen in an accident. This type of severe injury causes tremendous pain and suffering for the victim and family, as well as serious financial hardship as a result of the need for extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation. People who have been injured in an accident that caused paralysis should investigate whether a personal injury lawsuit against another party could be appropriate to obtain financial compensation.
If you or a loved one was involved became paralyzed in an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, the legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm is ready to fight for your rights. We have the knowledge, experience and financial resources to hold the party who caused the accident financially responsible for your injuries.Types of Spinal Cord Injuries
Most spinal cord injuries occur in the uppermost seven vertebrae of the neck or in the five largest vertebrae in the lower back. At the Nourmand Law Firm, our attorneys have handled personal injury cases with many different types of spinal cord injuries, some of which have resulted in paralysis. Some of the most common types of spinal cord injuries our clients have experienced include:
- Herniated discs
- Torn ligaments
- Crushed vertebrae
- Fractured spine
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries, which can ultimately result in paralysis, is a traumatic impact to the vertebrae, ligaments or disks of the spinal column or to the spinal cord itself. A spinal cord injury can stem from any type of accident. The most common types of accidents that result in such life-altering injuries involve motor vehicle collisions involving cars, trucks, and motorcycles. However, slip and fall accidents are also a major cause of paralysis injuries.The Damages Available to Paralysis Victims
Approximately 11,000 individuals suffer some type of spinal cord injury each year. On average, 52 percent of these injuries result in some type of paralysis. Victims who suffer a spinal cord injury, especially paralysis, will no doubt incur extensive expenses to deal with the ramifications of this serious type of injury.
If you suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was caused by another person, you may be entitled to the following types of compensation:
- Past and future medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Costs of medical devices at home, as well as modifications to your home
- Pain and suffering for your mental and physical pain
- Damages for your reduced quality of life.
If you have been injured in an accident that caused paralysis, you need prompt legal assistance to recover the compensation that you are entitled to. The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm will work tirelessly on your behalf to win you the maximum financial award. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online. If we don’t win, you don’t win.