Standing Up for the Rights of Paralyzed Accident Victims
Complete spinal cord injuries are some of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer, mostly because this type of injury can result in permanent paralysis. Paralysis involves the loss of movement abilities and sensation in certain parts of the body, as well as loss of organ functioning for some victims. The lifetime costs of paralysis can easily reach into the millions of dollars, especially for young people who have their work opportunities limited due to their disability. If you or a loved one was paralyzed in an accident, contact Atlanta personal injury lawyer Ben F. Windham for the legal assistance you need.
Recovering for Your Losses
Spinal injuries and resulting paralysis can mean overwhelming losses for victims and their families. Such losses can include:
- Medical expenses – Spinal injuries require immediate medical treatment and victims may be hospitalized for weeks or need to undergo surgery. They may require time in a rehabilitation facility, extensive medical equipment, home health care, and more. Losses should account for all future care needed, often for the rest of a victim’s life.
- Lost earnings – Spinal injury victims will certainly not be able to work while they are in the hospital or for months after an injury, at the very least. Paralysis can also prevent many people from ever returning to their previous jobs again, especially if the job involved physical activity.
- Noneconomic losses – Paralysis victims experience many intangible losses, including physical pain and suffering, mental trauma, permanent disabilities, loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Consult With Our Atlanta Paralysis Lawyer About Your Options
Because the losses from paralyzing injuries can be so extensive, you need the right attorney on your side. You can schedule a free consultation with Ben F. Windham PC by contacting us online or calling 833.236.9467.