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Calculating Damages in a Paralysis Case

The cost of an injury which causes paralysis can be catastrophic. Damage to the spinal cord can lead to the loss of feeling and use of one or more limbs, if not in the entire body from the neck down. Individuals who succumb to paralysis tend to experience difficulty living their lives the way they did before their accident and may even be unable to perform everyday tasks without assistance. For such people, not only are medical bills costly but the price of medicine, treatment, therapy, equipment like ramps and wheelchairs, and lost wages from missing work pile up as well. Because paralysis is generally permanent, these costs can continue to accumulate for the rest of a victim’s life.

At The Pittman Firm, P.A. we have been helping accident victims who have been hurt by the reckless or careless behavior of another party for over 30 years. Our Florida spinal cord injury attorney Wes Pittman has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, including those suffering from paralysis, in order to help them cover their past and future medical expenses stress-free. Here, we describe the types of damages a paralysis victim can recover from filing a personal injury claim.

Types of Paralysis

Paralysis can be caused by a spinal cord injury or a broken neck and is commonly associated with motor vehicle accidents in the world of personal injury. Paralysis can be either total or partial.

The two most serious types of paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries are:

  • Paraplegia: Loss of feeling and movement in the legs and, in some cases, parts of the midsection.
  • Quadriplegia (tetraplegia): Loss of sensation and motor function in all parts of the body from the neck down.

Both types of injuries are considered catastrophic, meaning they cause long-term if not a permanent loss of the ability to hold a job and perform everyday tasks on one’s own.

Damages Associated With Paralysis

When it comes to filing a personal injury claim, every paralysis case is different. Individual costs and losses must be calculated on a case by case basis. However, there are several common threads in personal injury damages claims.

Examples of damages you can include in your personal injury claim are:

  • Medical expenses, past and future
  • Lost wages from your inability to work
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages (if applicable)

To calculate your damages, our paralysis personal injury attorney will collect any and all evidence related to your injury in order to figure out the amount of money you will need to cover those expenses for as long as they are necessary. Our team will compile information regarding your medical bills, prescriptions, treatment, physical therapy, caregiving, and other expenses to set you up for the long term.

At The Pittman Firm, we treat every client as an individual and use their specific injuries and experiences to craft a claim that will win them the maximum compensation for their injuries. We offer free consultations and 24/7 assistance to better get to know and understand each person we represent. If you’re looking for an aggressive attorney who will also listen to your needs and treat you with compassion during this tough time, reach out to us today.

Contact us right away to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation with our spinal cord injury attorney.


Contact The Pittman Firm, P.A. Today!

Hiring of a Florida injury lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. The firm will be happy to provide you with more information regarding Attorney Pittman’s qualifications and answer any questions you may have regarding your legal options.

Contact The Pittman Firm, P.A. now for the high-quality legal representation you need for your personal injury case.
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