One of the most life-changing catastrophic injuries a person can endure is one that results in paralysis. People who have suffered damage to the spinal cord face a lifetime of medical care and expenses, profoundly affecting their mobility, ability to work, and quality of life.
If you have been paralyzed in an accident that someone else caused, it is important that you contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you, as you may be entitled to substantial compensation. At Hall & Sethi, PLC, our firm stands ready to help you seek maximum compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and/or earning capacity, and more. We have more than 65 years of combined experience protecting the rights of the injured and are prepared to do what it takes to help you achieve justice.
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The Financial Impact of Paralysis
In addition to the physical and emotional costs of living with paralysis, the financial impact can also be devastating. The exact extent of these costs depend on the location and severity of the injury as well as the age of the victim when the injury occurred. Typically, the initial costs of home care, medications, and long-term care can cost several hundred thousand dollars, and these expenses will persist throughout the victim’s life. If the victim was the primary earner for his or her family, the loss of earning power can make these expenses all but impossible to meet, causing even further stress.
Types of Paralysis
The most common types of paralysis include:
- Monoplegia, in which only one limb suffers paralysis.
- Diplegia, in which the same region is affected on both sides of the body.
- Hemiplegia, in which only one side of the body suffers paralysis.
- Paraplegia, causing a loss of function in the lower half of the body.
- Quadriplegia, affecting the trunk and all limbs.
These injuries can also be categorized as temporary or permanent. Temporary paralysis is the result of pressure placed on the nervous system, usually from swelling from the injury. Once the swelling goes down, the victim will regain feeling and mobility. Permanent paralysis, however, involves irreparable damage to spinal cord tissue and results in lifelong impairment.
Paralysis also can result in a number of other collateral damages, including:
- Skin care challenges
- Respiratory challenges
- Difficulty with bladder and bowel function
Trusted & Proven Representation
If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury in an auto accident, workplace accident, assault, or another incident, turn to Hall & Sethi, PLLC for the legal support you need during this challenging time. Our Reston personal injury lawyers are committed to holding negligent individuals responsible for causing severe injury to others. Serving Virginia, New York, and Washington, DC since 1966, we handle all types of personal injury claims with the utmost professionalism and dedication.
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