Victims who survive catastrophic accidents may be disabled. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a brain or spinal cord injury may result in paralysis—or the force and weight of accident debris may crush bone and critical tissues, preventing mobility or prompting medical practitioners to amputate.
Paraplegic accident survivors and their families must adapt to a new life. Our catastrophic injury attorneys understand how challenging it is to learn to cope while trying to pursue an injury claim. To build a strong claim, victims should review current and future impairments associated with paraplegia. Paralyzing accident injuries may require:
- Life-long pain management
- Medications and medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- Personal aide
- Home modifications
- Vehicle modifications or new accessible vehicle
- Compensation to offset lost wages. (Learn about filing for disability in North Carolina.)
- Future medical treatment for other health problems directly related to paralysis. (The United States National Library of Medicine reported in a 2011 study of paralyzed injury victims that, “Significant bone loss develops in the first months and continues years after spinal cord injury.”
Paraplegic injuries also cause other hardships. Victims lose independence and may not be able to return to work. Spouses or partners may suffer loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Catastrophic accidents may have occurred as the result of more than one negligent party. Review your case with a lawyer to learn your legal entitlements, meet filing deadlines, and have peace of mind necessary paperwork is completed properly. Our catastrophic injury attorneys in Raleigh review the details of your case to learn if a third party claim may be possible, ensure insurance companies provide the payments outlined in their policies, and uncover every possible means of compensation for our clients.