How to Obtain Compensation for Paralysis InjuryUpdated on Wednesday 01st March 2017
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If you have been seriously injured in an accident that resulted in permanent damage to the spinal cord, you are entitled to obtain a compensation for paralysis injuries. This type of injuries is life altering and the injured individual will need lifelong care and specialized support in order to be able to cope with the psychological impact of such an injury.
Your chance to obtaining the largest amount of compensations for your injuries increase if you consult with one of the Los Angeles personal injury attorneys.
Types of paralysis after a personal injury in L.A.
Individuals suffering from paralysis after an injury are usually left with a lot of suffering and temporarily or permanent loss of movement in various parts of the body. This is why this type of personal injury is one of the most serious. Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys offer representation in the following paralysis cases:
- - spinal cord injuries;
- - complications suffered after brain surgery;
- - brain traumas which end in temporarily or permanent paralysis;
- - birth injuries;
- - sports injuries which lead to paralysis.
Our attorneys can also assist persons who suffered from spinal cord nerve damages and paresis. Considering personal injuries leading to paralysis may have various causes, it is best to make sure you have all the facts straight and know how important the damages caused are when filing the compensation claim.
The following video shows you the steps to follow if you want to claim compensations for a paralysis injury:
Paralysis victims in Los Angeles
In most cases, paralysis is caused by a spinal cord injury. If you are paralyzed as a result of someone else’s negligence, you can seek compensations for current and future damages. The types of accidents that can lead to paralysis are car or motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, even something as simple as a stairway accident and many others.
The circumstances under which the accident happened are important for establishing the negligence or the involved individuals. One of our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys will help you build your case and use the available evidence, including testimonies from your doctors and eyewitness reports.
The value of a paralysis claim in Los Angeles
If you are the victim of an accident that has led to paralysis, you should not settle for anything less than the maximum compensations possible. The medical costs associated with serious back injuries will often be larger than any insurance policy, so you should seek rightful compensations for any surgical procedures and medical treatments as well as for the emotional suffering and psychological distress caused by the need to accommodate with such a tremendous life change.
The types of damages you can seek compensations for in a paralysis case are:
- - economic damages: current and future medical bills and lost income;
- - non-economic damages: pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium.
How to calculate the compensation for a paralysis injury
Our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will make sure to collect all evidence related to your injury before calculating the amount you should consider when filing your claim. As seen above, there are two types of damages you can ask compensation for, and for each of them our team will gather all the medical bills, drug prescriptions which are usually quite expensive for this type of personal injuries and will calculate the amount you should receive. They will also take into consideration how the accident happened and its effect on the family member in order for the victim to be compensated for the emotional pain, as well. You should also be aware that in case of accidents, punitive damages will also be enforced.
One of our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers will be able to help you regardless of the form of paralysis you suffer from - paraplegia or quadriplegia. Contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys as soon as possible, if you have been involved in an accident that resulted in paralysis.