When individuals severely injure their head, neck, or back in an accident, they could suffer a serious spinal cord injury that leads to paralysis. Paralysis injuries can occur in a variety of contexts, ranging from slip and fall accidents to motor vehicle collisions and accidents in the workplace.
If you or someone you care about has been fully or partially paralyzed in an accident, you might be able to seek monetary compensation. Call a paralysis injury lawyer in Atlanta today for assistance handling your personal injury case.
A person can experience full or partial paralysis after suffering a serious injury to his or her spinal column or cord. Usually, these injuries occur when the spinal cord is severed in some way. Some types of paralysis are temporary, while others can last forever. Paralysis can affect just one body part or several body parts, including internal organs. Individuals who are paralyzed cannot usually sense pain or feel sensations in the area where they are paralyzed.
Pursuing Compensation for a Paralysis Injury
In cases when an accident victim’s injury occurs because of another person’s negligence – such as in a car accident – the accident victim could file an insurance claim or lawsuit directly against the at-fault individual. If the injury occurred while on the job, regardless of who was at fault, the accident victim could file a claim for workers’ compensation against his or her employer. An Atlanta paralysis attorney can help you file and process the right claim.
In a personal injury case, the accident victim could seek compensation for all medical expenses, as well as for permanent disability, loss of use of a body part, and loss of enjoyment of life due to the paralysis injury, among other losses.
Call a Paralysis Injury Lawyer in Atlanta Today
Paralysis injuries can do long-term damage. If you or someone in your family was involved in an accident that resulted in partial or full paralysis, a lawyer at the law firm of Ben F. Windham, P.C. could help. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.