Can You Sue Someone for Paralyzing You?
After suffering paralysis due to an accident that was not your fault, you should not have to suffer physical or emotional injuries without compensation or pay for the damages associated with your medical care out of your own pocket. Instead, you can file a lawsuit against the party that caused you to become paralyzed and demand justice.
Filing a claim and fighting through a lawsuit can be challenging. While focusing on your health and well-being, you should retain the assistance of a strong lawyer to help you. Always be sure to file a lawsuit and never let the insurance company get away with paying you less than what you truly deserve.
What Do I Get Out of Filing a Lawsuit for My Paralysis?
As a paralysis victim, you may wonder if it’s worth it to go through a lawsuit. While lawsuits can be tough, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your extensive physical, emotional and financial damages.t. You can get financial compensation and closure knowing that the party responsible for your paralysis was held liable for what happened. The best thing to do is always prepare your evidence in advance and prepare a strategy with a lawyer.
For a free legal consultation with a spinal cord injury lawyer serving New York, call (646) 692-0204.
Never Assume That You Don’t Have a Case
Many people who have paralysis assume that they can’t file a lawsuit for the damages they sustained. However, while paralysis frequently occurs due to stroke, there are also many instances in which paralysis resulted from an injury caused by another’s negligence.
Spinal cord injuries often happen due to negligent actions. Whatever the negligent act was, no matter how insignificant it may seem, don’t toss your case aside. It’s best to get an experienced lawyer to review your case and see if you can recover financial compensation through a lawsuit.
Does It Matter How I Got Paralyzed?
How you got paralyzed will become a central focus of your case.
The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have recovered compensation for paralysis cases caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Premises liability
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and falls
- Workplace injuries
Even if your case isn’t listed above, don’t worry. We encourage anyone who has suffered a traumatic paralysis to reach out to us to learn more about their legal options and rights.
Get Compensation for Your Damages
You can receive compensation for virtually all damages sustained so long as you can connect them directly to your paralysis. For example, we typically get settlements for the following damages.
1. Medical Expenses
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center’s recent data sheet from 2018 states that spinal cord injuries that result in high tetraplegia, low tetraplegia, and paraplegia can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in medical bills. In addition, people with paralysis can potentially face millions of dollars depending on the severity of the paralysis.
Don’t find yourself in a financial crisis due to paralysis caused by another negligent party. By filing a lawsuit, you can get reimbursement for all the medical expenses you paid for. In addition, you can also receive additional compensation for future medical costs.
2. Lost Wages
Paralysis can prevent you from working most jobs. However, your bills aren’t going to suddenly stop just because of your paralysis. Whatever wages you could have earned but now can’t get factored into your settlement. Winning your lawsuit will allow you to get compensated for current and future pay that you can no longer earn.
3. Pain and Suffering
It is easy to see that pain and suffering comes with paralysis. You no longer can enjoy the things you used to do, work for a living, and may suffer from chronic medical complications or inability to perform activities of daily living. Receiving compensation for this may not be able to heal you completely, but it can give you the financial ability to move forward with your life comfortably.
How Much Is the Average Settlement for Paralysis
Every case is unique and there is no average settlement for a paralysis injury. Many factors will go into a valuation of your claim including the strength of your claim of negligence, your medical injuries, economic losses and medical expenses.
No case is the same, and the amounts can differ significantly. To get an accurate evaluation of the full extent of your damages, you will need assistance from an experienced lawyer.
Don’t Wait to File a Lawsuit
There are deadlines in each case that limit the time you have to file a claim for negligence. If you fail to file your claim by this deadline, you may be forever barred from obtaining the compensation you deserve. Consult a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident in order to protect your rights.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates has been fighting for injury victims just like you since 1988. Our lawyers will provide you with a free consultation and case review. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Don’t let the party that paralyzed you get away with their negligence. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money up front. We only earn a legal fee when you recover compensation.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me?
The lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you obtain maximum compensation by careful and thorough investigation, gathering and securing evidence, retaining experts and building a strong claim.
Some of the actions we may take to build the strongest claim for you could include:
- Obtaining all police and incident reports
- Interviewing witnesses and conducting a site visit
- Retaining experts in accident reconstruction or engineering
- Gathering all medical reports and evaluations
- Filing all claims in a timely manner
- Consulting with your medical providers
- Calculating all lost wages and benefits
- Negotiating with the at fault party or parties
- Preparing your case for trial before a jury if necessary
If you are contacted by a representative of the at fault party, it is usually a good idea to consult a lawyer first before you make any statement about your accident or injuries or accept any settlement. These representatives work for the at fault party and not you. In order to protect your rights, speak to a lawyer before you sign any papers that are sent to you.
If you agree to a settlement without consulting a lawyer first, you may be prevented from ever obtaining additional compensation, even if your injuries worsen.
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