Paralysis is an extremely serious injury, and one of the most serious a person can suffer after an accident. It can be difficult or impossible to live life as before. When the paralysis was caused as a result of negligence, the responsible defendant should be held to account. The financial toll of a paralysis injury can be severe, as can the emotional impact of this catastrophic injury.
An experienced New Brunswick paralysis injury lawyer will provide a consultation of your case and help you seek financial compensation. Contact us today for help.
Severe accidents are a destructive force. They can cause major impacts to the body that can destroy fragile areas needed to maintain a person’s daily lifestyle. Paralysis can be caused by many different situations, including, but not limited to:
These complications and more may be the result of negligence. When paralysis is the result, substantial compensation could be available to an injured plaintiff.
Paralysis can occur in varying degrees. Even minor forms are considered a serious injury. For example, paralysis can occur in limited extremities such as a single hand, a single leg, or even a digit such as a finger or toe. While less serious than other forms of paralysis, this is still a serious injury.
Paraplegia occurs when all sensation and motor control below the waist is lost. This type of paralysis is life-changing. A person can longer walk, may suffer sexual dysfunction, and likely has an inability to control their bowels. Quadriplegia occurs when all motor control and sensation below the neck results from the accident. A person who suffers this level of paralysis loses all independence, and suffers one of the most critical injuries possible.
A plaintiff could be compensated for their paralysis through a personal injury lawsuit. This compensation can help repair the financial toll that the person has endured as a result of their injuries. While money cannot cure paralysis, it can greatly alleviate the stress and burden created by a person’s high costs following an accident. Compensation in a successful case may include:
These money damages can help the plaintiff and their family begin to recover after a serious accident.
New Jersey Statute 2A:14-2 requires that personal injury cases be filed within two years of the date the injury occurred, in most cases. If a plaintiff fails to file in time, they could lose their opportunity to win compensation, even if they would be entitled to it. Making contact with a knowledgeable attorney quickly after an accident can help avoid this unfortunate circumstance. There is no reason to wait before reaching out, especially since insurance companies will attempt to make contact before a lawyer can even be retained.
Paralysis injuries should not leave you destitute when another person was responsible for the harm you have suffered. A personal injury lawsuit may help you recover financial compensation that can help you and your family recover.
An experienced New Brunswick paralysis injury lawyer is here to assist you. Contact us today for a consultation of your case.