Car crashes lead to serious injuries. Often, paralysis can result if there has been a spinal injury or a brain injury. When an individual becomes paralyzed, his or her life changes forever.
Paralysis is a form of disability, and depending on the severity and extent of paralysis, you might be completely disabled. If your paralysis was caused by an accident resulting from someone’s negligence, you can pursue a personal injury claim to be compensated for your damages.
Paralysis Will Have Lasting Effects
Paralysis can be from the waist down or the neck down. Sometimes paralysis might require feeding tubes or ventilators. In some cases, the individual can still use his or her arms and hands, but in others they cannot.
Paralysis affects the accident victim’s life and his or her ability to work, perform daily activities, and enjoy hobbies and time with family and friends. If an accident caused paralysis, the accident victim will suffer mental anguish and emotional trauma because of how their life has changed.
Their family will also be affected because they will not have the regular income of the accident victim, there will be mounting medical expenses, and other family members will take on additional responsibilities to help with the care of the accident victim. An around the clock caregiver might even be required depending on the severity and extent of the paralysis. There will be future lost wages and future medical expenses.
Determining the Other Driver’s Liability for the Crash That Caused Paralysis
If you can show the other driver was at fault, then you have proven liability for damages. The driver who causes the crash because of carelessness or negligence, is liable for the damages that resulted. In such situations, a personal injury claim can be helpful in helping recover compensation for the losses that resulted from the accident. If you can prove all four elements of negligence were met, then you can have a successful personal injury claim.
You will need to maintain documentation to support your claim, such as a copy of the accident report, copies of medical records, copies of medical bills, proof of missed work and lost wages, photos of any damages and injuries, written repair estimates for the vehicle damages, and so forth. The more documentation and evidence you can provide, the stronger your case and the more likely your claim will be successful.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have suffered serious injuries in a car crash that resulted in paralysis, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. An accident injury lawyer who is licensed in your state is familiar with state laws regarding such claims and can help build a strong case and gather supporting documentation.
Your lawyer can fight for your in a court of law should your claim advance to that level. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to get your claim on track today.