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Taking Legal Action After a Car Crash Resulting in Paraplegia

 Posted on July 13, 2022 in Car Accidents

Rockford personal injury lawyersOne of the worst-case scenarios in a car crash is losing full use of your body. Paraplegia refers to paralysis of the legs and lower half of the body. Individuals with paraplegia are often unable to walk, run, or live their lives as they could before the paralysis. To say that paraplegia is life-changing is to massively understand the devastation it can cause.

If you or someone you care about suffered a car accident injury that led to paraplegia, you may be able to take legal action against the at-fault party. You may be entitled to financial compensation for damages.

Auto Accidents Leading to Paralysis

The forces placed on a human body during a serious car wreck can lead to catastrophic injuries. Usually, paraplegia is caused by injury to the brain or spinal cord. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that just under 40 percent of spinal injuries are caused by auto accidents.

Something as simple as sending a text message while driving can change someone’s life forever. Other forms of negligent driving that may lead to a car crash include speeding, failure to yield, intoxicated driving, and fatigued driving. Sometimes, the at-fault party for a crash is not the driver but instead the designer or manufacturer of a defective auto part. Trucking company negligence, including negligent hiring practices, inadequate truck maintenance, or Hours of Service violations may also cause of a serious crash.

Seeking Justice and Compensation for Paraplegia

Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to hold the at-fault party accountable for the devastation their negligence caused. The liable party or the party’s insurance company may be required to compensate you for damages.

Compensation may be available for:

  • Emergency room and hospital care
  • Surgery
  • Ongoing medical needs including rehabilitative therapy
  • Medications
  • Wheelchairs and other medical devices
  • Home modifications needed to make the home accessible
  • Lost income from past and future missed work
  • Lost earning capacity caused by the disability
  • Physical pain
  • Mental, emotional, and psychological suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Property damage sustained in the crash

Call Our Winnebago County Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of Schwartz Injury Law, our Rockford personal injury attorneys advocate fiercely on behalf of clients injured by the negligent actions of others. We can help you seek the maximum compensation available for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. Contact our experienced staff today to learn more about your legal options. Call 815-215-7561 for a free, confidential case assessment.




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