Paralysis is usually the result of a spinal cord injury and spinal cord injuries are acquired in accidents, such as automobile accidents, construction accidents, and many others. It is an injury that lasts a lifetime and it compromises quality of life, causing there to be need for accommodations to be made, as well as individuals available to assist the paralyzed person.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence and the resulting injury was paralysis, then you may have a personal injury case. With the help of your Southern Minnesota personal injury attorney, you can secure compensation for your injuries to cover your lost wages, medical expenses, and other costs associated with the accident.
Effectively Representing Paralysis Victims
An injury to your spinal cord can impact any area of your body from your legs and feet to your arms and hands. A person can be paralyzed from the waist down or they can be paralyzed from the chest down. How widespread the paralysis is depends on the area of the spinal cord that was injured.
Impingement of any of the nerves in your spinal cord can lead to numbness, loss of motor skills, loss of control, burning sensations, or total paralysis. You may even be the victim of an accident where you sustained a neurological injury that did not make itself evident for some time after the accident. Some injuries can be progressive. Numbness and tingling are the first signs and those symptoms can progress to loss of motor skills.
Unfortunately, there is no quick fix for spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis. The victim faces a lifetime of personal care needs and medical expenses. Rehabilitation, physical therapy, home health care, and medications are just some of the long-term treatments that are required.
Obtaining Justice For You
When we pursue the responsible party for the compensation that you need, we first work toward a settlement so that you can recover money as soon as possible. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not necessarily want to provide a victim with the money they need and that can result in the case going to trial. If the case goes to trial, you can count on your Mankato personal injury lawyer fighting hard for you every step of the way so you can obtain the best possible results. It is our goal to help you recover compensation so that you do not have to worry about financial stress while trying to physically establish a better quality of life.
Contact A Southern Minnesota Personal Injury Lawyer
Paralysis is an injury that lasts a lifetime. A person who is partially or fully paralyzed has to deal with a life-changing disability that needs to be accommodated. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence and paralysis was the end result, you may b able to hold the responsible party accountable. To learn more about your rights and options, call Farrish Johnson Law Office, CHTD at 507-625-2525 to schedule a free consultation.