Maitland Paraplegia Injury Attorney
Paraplegia is the paralysis of the legs and lower body caused by a spinal cord injury. Tragically, there is no cure at this time for a fully severed spinal cord. If you were injured in a car wreck, premises accident, work accident, other type of traffic collision, medical mistake, or in any other situation in which another party had a duty of care to you, and they caused the injury due to negligence, an attorney can help you hold that party financially responsible for their actions. At Hornsby Law Group, our Maitland paraplegia injury attorneys stop at nothing to see justice served.
The Bleak Financial Truth About Living With Paraplegia
The medical costs for paraplegia differ vastly between one person and the next. However, the average first year medical expenses incurred by paraplegia are over $500,000. In the following years, the average eventually recedes to around $70,000 annually. These costs are simply for medical treatment, and do not include things like retrofitting a vehicle, electric wheelchairs, or the cost of a wheelchair ramp, let alone the potential for lost income due to disability. Living with paraplegia is incredibly expensive. As scary as it is, your future, in part, greatly depends on the success of your personal injury claim to pay for all of this.
Damages You Can Receive as a Victim of a Paraplegia Injury Incident
Paraplegia, as mentioned earlier, is incredibly expensive. As such, the damages a victim may be entitled to are equally significant. These damages include economic as well as non-economic costs, which are harder to put a specific number on because there truly is no way to put a price tag on a person’s ability to use their limbs. Damages in a paraplegia accident include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Ongoing and future medical expenses
- Expenses related to outfitting the plaintiff’s vehicle or home to their needs
- Wheelchair, medical devices, and other equipment
- At-home care expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning ability
- Loss of joy of life
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
The amount of compensation you receive depends, in part, on the insurance policy limits of the at-fault party, and potentially the policy limits of your own underinsured motorist policy (if the incident was a result of a traffic collision). However, in certain scenarios it may be possible to go beyond whatever policy limits are available to increase your level of compensation.
Call a Maitland Paraplegia Injury Attorney Today
Paraplegia is a devastating injury that has far reaching implications for the victim and everyone in their family and friend circle. We, as personal injury attorneys, can only imagine how you must be feeling at this stage. With catastrophic injuries like paraplegia, we fight for every penny that our clients are owed, and seek out every possible insurance policy that may be in play to maximize the take-home compensation that you receive. To get started on your claim today, call the Maitland paraplegia injury attorneys at The Hornsby Law Group to schedule a free consultation.