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Filing a Claim for a Spinal Injury that Results in Paralysis

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Springfield personal injury attorney

Injury to the delicate nerves of the spinal cord can result in life-changing consequences. If you or a loved one were hurt in an accident and you suffered monoplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, or quadriplegia, you may consider bringing legal action against the at-fault party. A personal injury claim may allow you to receive compensation for the costs, or damages, associated with your paralysis injury. You may also be entitled to financial compensation for the non-economic and intangible losses resulting from your injury.

Paralysis Injuries Suffered in an Accident or Act of Violence

When the spine is damaged, nerve signals may no longer be able to travel throughout the body. Paralysis can involve the partial or total loss of motor function in one or more regions of the body. Sometimes paralysis is temporary and other times it is permanent. Paralysis may be caused by car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, intentional physical attacks, and more. Paralysis can lead to:

  • Loss of motor function and control over muscles

  • Loss of sensation in certain parts of the body

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Loss of urine and bowel control

  • Sexual problems

  • Difficulty swallowing and eating

  • Speech problems

  • Behavior and mood changes

Seeking Compensation for Paralysis Injuries

The symptoms caused by your injuries most likely have a profound impact on your daily life. You may be unable to complete everyday chores, care for your children, work, drive, or enjoy the activities you used to love. Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. You could be reimbursed for the medical expenses caused by your injuries including hospital bills, doctor and specialist visits, diagnostic testing, surgery, and more. You may also receive reimbursement for your estimated future medical costs resulting from the injury, including costs related to rehabilitative care, prescription medication, and more.

If your injuries have required you to use a wheelchair or other assistive device, your damages may also include compensation for this type of equipment as well as necessary modifications to your home or vehicle. If your injuries prevent you from working, compensation for your past and future lost income from missed work as well as impairment to your income-earning ability may be available. Noneconomic damages are the losses you experienced that cannot be represented on a bill or receipt. You could receive financial compensation for your physical pain, suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Contact a Bloomington Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a paralyzing injury in an incident caused by another party’s negligent or malicious behavior, contact the knowledgeable Decatur personal injury attorneys at Kanoski Bresney for help. We can help you fight for the financial compensation you need and deserve. Call our office today at 888-826-8682 to schedule your free consultation.


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