Accidents that result in paralysis can be devastating, impacting the victim physically, emotionally, and financially. Victims must endure the loss of muscle function and feeling in part or most of their bodies, making even daily routines challenging. Paralysis may be caused by a traumatic brain injury or damage to the spinal cord, most commonly sustained in an automobile accident. For victims in Bellevue, WA, a dedicated paralysis lawyer can advocate for justice on your behalf, helping you secure compensation for medical expenses, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering. At Quick Law Group, PLLC, our attorneys Elizabeth Quick and Mathew Quick, understand the complexities of these cases, and can hold the appropriate party accountable. To discuss your case, schedule a free consultation today.
What is Paralysis?
When an individual is paralyzed, they lose the ability to move part of their body. This condition is often caused by an injury to the head or neck, resulting in damage to the brain or spinal cord. These two organs work together to form the central nervous system. The spinal cord sends messages from the brain to other systems within the body, including the muscles and skeleton. When the spine or brain is damaged, it cannot correctly transmit signals, resulting in paralysis. The location of the injury will affect the extent of paralysis a victim must endure. In addition, the level of immobilization may change over time.
What Causes Paralysis?
Over 12,000 spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year, and 46 percent are the result of an automobile accident. However, this condition can also result from an accident in the workplace, a slip and fall incident, or a sports injury.
Over 12,000 spinal cord injuries occur in the U.S. each year, and 46 percent are the result of an automobile accident.
If another party's negligence has directly contributed to your injury, you may be entitled to significant reparations. Hiring a knowledgeable attorney who can fight for maximum compensation for your injuries is an important step for any paralysis victim.
Challenges of Living with Paralysis
After sustaining an injury that results in paralysis, victims may develop subsequent symptoms and health problems, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Blood clots
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Chronic pain
- Muscle weakness
- Problems with coordination
- Stiff muscles
Decreased mobility not only makes daily activities difficult, but can require longterm care and therapy. In addition to the physical impact, victims and their families must navigate the emotional and financial repercussions of paralysis.
To help you or your loved ones cope with the loss of mobility, our team can fight for damages. We can secure compensation for:
- Current and estimated future lost wages
- Medical expenses and ongoing treatment
- Emotional distress and loss of consortium
- Home modifications to accommodate reduced mobility
At Quick Law Group, PLLC, we will work tirelessly on your behalf to establish liability. We can conduct a thorough examination, reviewing police reports, medical evaluations, and any other documentation that may support your case.
Let Us Represent You
At Quick Law Group, PLLC, we understand how overwhelming these situations can be, which is why we offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency basis. While you focus on recovery, our personal injury attorneys can fight for justice, and you will not be responsible for any fees until we secure compensation. If you or a loved one has been affected by a paralysis injury after an accident, contact us online, or call (425) 576-8150 to discuss your case in greater detail.