Paralysis is a very serious consequence of suffering a spinal cord injury, herniated disk or nerve damage in a Dallas-Fort Worth car crash, truck collision, motorcycle wreck or other serious accident. Given the significant nature of paralytic injuries suffered by an accident victim, it is important that you consult with a board certified personal injury attorney to ensure that you are full aware of your legal options, including your right to pursue adequate compensation for all future medical treatment, attendant care and disability accommodations to your home.
What is Paralysis?Paralysis is the loss of function and feeling in your arms, legs and/or other body parts. Paraplegia involves the loss of the lower extremities, while quadriplegia is the paralysis of both legs and both arms. In both situations, the victim is faced with life-changing consequences both in terms of their ability to enjoy life to the same extent as they did prior to the accident, and in terms of the newfound financial obligations created by their injuries.
Long-Term Costs Associated With ParalysisAnyone who has been affected by paralysis as a result of being injured in a traffic collision involving an 18 wheeler truck or any other Dallas-Fort Worth accident are going to face enormous economic expenses as a result of their paralysis. These include, but are not limited to:
- the cost of attendant care from either a professional nurse or a paid family member to provide help with a variety of everyday tasks such as dressing, using restroom facilities, mobility, bathing, eating, exercising, taking medication, etc.
- the cost of modifications to your home and vehicle to make them wheelchair-accessible
These costs which may be covered by the at-fault person’s insurance are in addition to the normal damages which can be sought by a Texas personal injury claim for all medical expenses already incurred and expected to occur in the future, compensation for lost wages/salary/other income, and compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life you have experienced.
If you or a loved one has suffered paralytic injuries as a result of being hurt in an accident which was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is vital that you consult with a board certified Fort Worth personal injury attorney as soon as possible in order to make sure that you have the best possible chance of recovering the full and fair compensation you are entitled to under Texas law. Our experienced lawyers will take care to identify every liable insurance policy which exists in your situation, so that we can be sure that you get every dollar available, to ensure that your future life is as comfortable as possible.
Call us today, toll free at 800-354-6275, or locally in Fort Worth at 817-294-1900.
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