Paralysis Injury Lawyer: Accident Attorneys for Paralysis Cases in Glendale California

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Have you suffered an injury that left you paralyzed? Has someone that you love been injured in such a way that led to their paralysis? These are some of the most challenging injuries. That’s true for a number of reasons. In terms of the cost, financially, mentally, and emotionally, these can be extremely difficult. Big Ben, a paralysis injury lawyer with experience, can help.

He and the rest of the team can let you know if you have a case as well as what it might be worth. Then, we can get to work for you, helping you to recover maximum compensation. 

It all starts with a free case evaluation. If you believe there was even the slightest chance that your paralysis injury was caused by the negligent actions of another human being, it’s worth it to reach out to Big Ben and the team. To schedule this, reach out to us through our site or give us a call. 

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Paralysis Injury?

You can receive multiple forms of compensation for having suffered a paralysis injury. Here in the state of California, you can receive damages (which, in this context, is synonymous with the word “compensation”) in both economic and non-economic forms.

Economic compensation covers, for the most part, medical bills. Specifically, these are for the medical bills that you've accrued as a result of having suffered your injury. So, this can include costs for treatment, for medicines, for surgery, and the like. It can also cover doctor’s visits, overnight stays, even transportation to and from the medical care facility, and so forth.

Essentially, if there’s a bill that comes from your medical care as a result of your injury, then you can recover economic compensation for it.

Additionally, this covers more than just the medical bills you receive right after having suffered your injury. Yes, it covers an emergency room visit, the ambulance ride, and so forth. But, crucially, it can also pay for any retreatment that you need going forward. Thus, if, say, you require modifications to your home, your shower, need a wheelchair, crutches, and the like, this can pay for you.

Moreover, you can recover wages that you lost, too. As a result of your paralysis injury, it’s likely that, unfortunately, you’ll miss time from work. You can be compensated for the wages that you would have earned had you been able to work (and not received the injury.

On top of that, you’ll be able to receive compensation for wages that you would have earned in the future, as well. For example, if, due to your paralysis injury, you aren’t able to work your job in the same capacity (or to work your job at all) then you can recover compensation for that as well. These are just some of the forms of economic compensation Big Ben and the team can help you to recover.

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Non-Economic Compensation 

If you’ve suffered a paralysis injury, then you have had to deal with so much. Big Ben clients in the past have felt so much pain, suffering, and worse. You can receive compensation for that as well. That’s what “non-economic compensation” is for. Essentially, this is compensation for that which cannot be quantified. This compensation puts a dollar amount on all that you have been through. 

Specifically, you can receive compensation for your pain and your suffering. If you've suffered a paralysis injury, then you have most likely suffered greatly. You can receive compensation for that. You don’t have to just suffer, you can recover compensation for it. 

Beyond that, unfortunately, as a result of paralysis, many victims aren’t able to do many of the actions they could in the past. Mobility may have changed, some physical movements may be more of a struggle if not impossible. You can receive compensation for this as well, for losing your ability to do things that you could in the past. 

By that same token, paralysis can lead to any number of new challenges. It can test relationships as well. If you’re unable to offer companionship in the same way, then you can recover compensation for that, too. 

In the worst-case scenario, injuries lead to the loss of a loved one. If that’s the case, we can help there as well. Depending on your relationship to the deceased, we can help you to recover compensation for that, too. No amount of compensation can make up for the loss of a loved one. It’s not possible. We can help you to receive compensation for the funereal costs, and so much more.

When you sit down with Big Ben and the team for a free case evaluation, we’ll let you know exactly what your case is worth. Then, we’ll work tirelessly to make sure that you receive it. 

What is Paralysis? 

Definitionally, paralysis is a loss or the impairment of voluntary movement of a body part. “Voluntary,” in this context, means “that you can control.” Usually, this is caused by an injury to the spinal cord, brain, or nerves. It could also be caused by a disease. 

For the purposes of the law, a “paralysis injury” is an injury that leads to your paralysis. It doesn’t matter if your paralysis is permanent or just temporary, nor does it matter if it’s only to one part of your body or several. An injury that leads to paralysis of any kind is a paralysis injury. 

For the most part, paralysis injuries are caused by spinal cord damage although Big Ben and the team have helped clients whose injuries were caused by strikes to the brain as well.

What Kinds of Injuries Lead to Paralysis? 

Essentially any kind of injury, if it strikes in particular places in the body, could lead to paralysis. Indeed, some of these injuries occur because the brain can’t send signals to a part of the body because of damage to that area. Alternatively, these injuries can occur because the brain can’t send signals due to brain damage. 

All too often, Big Ben and the team here deal with paralysis injuries that are a result of vehicular accidents. One person drove recklessly and/or negligently, and the other suffered. That said, these can occur because of any particular personal injury: slipping and falling, even injuries that build up over time. 

Yes, it is rare for injuries to areas other than the spine or the brain to lead to paralysis, but it does happen. 

Regardless, if you think your injury and subsequent paralysis were due to another's actions, we recommend you contact us for a free case evaluation. 

What Should I Do If I’ve Suffered a Paralysis Injury? 

After any accident, any injury, first, do what you can to stay calm. Breathe. Panicking helps no one.

If necessary, remove yourself from further harm. Too many of these injuries are a result of a vehicular accident. If you are able to do so, move out of the road, away from the edge of a cliff, and so forth. 

Continuing with the example that you were hurt in a vehicular accident (or slipping and falling, etc.) call 911. In the case of an accident, law enforcement will file a report. This report will be invaluable for your eventual case. 

Should there be any possibility whatsoever that you or another party were injured, get medical attention. Don’t wait. Don’t think “Well, maybe it will go away.” The sooner you receive medical care the better off you will be, in both the short and long run. 

Once you’ve done all of this, then you can reach out to us for a free case evaluation.

What Causes This Kind of Injury? 

All too often, these injuries are a result of a vehicular accident. So many of our clients have been struck by another vehicle and, as a result of their injuries, suffered a paralysis injury. This can be true whether the other vehicle was a car, truck, motorcycle, or anything else. Indeed, many of our clients have even been on foot and suffered these kinds of injuries. 

Unfortunately, these injuries can happen just about anywhere. Many of our clients were simply walking along when they slipped, fell, and suffered a serious injury. On stairs, ramps, or anywhere else, an impact in the wrong place can lead to a serious injury. 

Medical malpractice is, unfortunately, an all too common reason for suffering paralysis. We trust medical professionals, physicians, surgeons, and the like to do their jobs to the best of their ability, entrusting them with the care of our bodies and our loved ones. When they’re negligent in their duties, leading to an injury, something must be done. 

This negligence can take many forms. Maybe the surgeons in charge weren’t properly trained. Perhaps the medical care facility was short-staffed or was staffed with those who were incapable of doing the job. Regardless, our team can find the truth and then use it for your case. 

When Should I Reach Out to an Injury Lawyer? 

Simply put, as soon as possible. The sooner you reach out to an experienced professional to help you with your case, the better. That gives you the best chance possible of the most successful outcome. 

Not long after you suffered a paralysis injury the other party’s insurance company will most likely reach out to you with an offer. In our experience, this will be so, so much less than what your claim is worth. They’re trying to get you to take less than what your case is worth because, if they do that, they “win.” In this circumstance, they pass less than what you deserve. We can keep that from happening. 

From the moment we take your case, you don’t have to deal with the insurance company anymore. We do that for you. Our team gets right to work investigating your case, discovering exactly what happened. Then, we put that into crafting the best, most compelling case on your behalf. 

Always, we stay in communication with you. We can let you know how your case is going every step of the way. A strong majority of these cases settle out of court. But, if we have to go to court, we are more than glad to do so on behalf of our clients. 

In the state of California, there is a deadline to when you can file. In terms of an accident, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. That may sound like a long period of time, but, for a paralysis injury, it isn’t. 

During that time, you may be going through treatment, rehabilitation, and so much else. As you are doing that, filing a suit may be the last thing on your mind. However, if you reach out sooner, we can help you while you focus on what’s most important: your health. 

This all starts with you reaching out to us. You can schedule a free case evaluation through our site or by giving us a call. 

Are There Different Kinds of Paralysis?

Yes, paralysis can vary significantly, and it's important to understand that it's not always a "total" condition. The nature and impact of paralysis differ from person to person, influenced by factors such as the type and severity of the injury and the individual's response to treatment. Here are some key points:

• Variability in Paralysis:

  • Not all paralysis is complete; its extent and impact can vary.
  • The nature of paralysis is influenced by the type of spinal cord injury.
  • Some people might experience temporary paralysis in specific body parts.

Response to Treatment:

  • Individuals respond differently to treatments for paralysis.
  • Physical therapy and other treatments can sometimes reduce or even reverse paralysis.
  • Recovery of sensation and mobility is possible in some cases.

• Contingency-Based Assistance:

  • Our legal and medical assistance operates on a contingency basis.
  • Clients are not required to pay upfront; fees are deducted from the settlement.
  • This approach aims to help victims without imposing immediate financial strain.

Who’s Liable for My Having Been Injured? 

Multiple parties could be liable for your injury, for your accident. We’ll find all parties responsible and then bring a case against all of them, so that you can recover all of the compensation that you should. The liable parties for your particular accident depend upon your accident’s circumstances. 

For example, far too many of the paralysis injuries that Big Ben clients suffered are a result of a vehicular accident. In these cases, most likely, the liable party is the other driver. They acted in a way that was reckless and/or negligent, and, as a result, you have suffered an injury. So, they are liable for your accident. We will bring a case against them. 

That said, maybe the other driver hit you because of some poor road conditions. Or, maybe there was some kind of defect with their car. If that’s the case, then other parties may also be liable. Maybe those whose responsibilities included proper maintenance of the road are partially liable. Perhaps the car’s manufacturer or designer, those charged with making sure the car was constructed properly, share some responsibility. 

As you can see, these cases can become very complex quite quickly. When we take your case, we’ll conduct a thorough case investigation. Drawing upon our experience, we’ll find exactly what happened and who all may be liable. Then, we’ll bring a case against them so that you can receive what you should. 

Additionally, we can help you to recover compensation even if you were partially responsible for your accident. You would receive compensation based on what percentage of the accident is your fault. For example, if you were 25% responsible for the accident, then you can recover 75% of what you would have received had none of the accident been your fault. 

These are all the more reasons to reach out to us for a free case evaluation. 

Big Ben Lawyers

144 N Glendale Ave. Suite 250
Glendale, CA 91206
(818) 423-4878

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