Has An Accident Resulted In
A Paraplegic Condition?
Mar 16, 2010
For most people, car accidents are nothing more than a nuisance. It results in a dented fender or broken bumper and the worst part is dealing with insurance companies, auto body shops, and rental car companies. However, in a small percentage of car accidents, very serious injuries can occur. This can be something as repairable as a broken bone or something far more serious like permanent paralysis.
Car accidents can leave drivers or passengers in a paraplegic condition as the result of a spinal injury or the loss of limbs. Dealing with the recovery of other types of injuries can also be grueling, but the permanency that likely exists in the paralysis can make it all the more heartbreaking. A newly-paraplegic person has to deal with learning to live a completely different kind of life, often using a wheelchair and needing others to help care for him. It can be a shock to the system and is often accompanied by depression.
So what can you do if you or a loved one is paraplegic as the result of an accident? Well, if it was a car accident, or even another type of accident, that was not the fault of the victim, financial recovery is possible. Typically in a car accident, you would need to sue the other person or their insurance company. If it is an accident that was not in a car, like a fall at a shopping mall, you would need to sue the company that owns that place and is responsible for making the conditions there safe.
In most personal injury cases, you can get money to cover all the medial bills that you incurred as a result of the accident. However, in the case of a paraplegic, there are probably more than just medical bills from the injury. There is likely a lifetime’s worth of expenses that you need to accrue for. These expenses can include physical therapy, occupational therapy, in-home nursing care, as well as supplies needed, which include wheelchairs and perhaps a wheelchair accessible van.
Given the fact that becoming a paraplegic is a tragic event, both for the victim and their family, you are also likely to be able to receive compensation for pain and suffering and perhaps money for intentional or negligent affliction of emotional distress. You might be able to recover money that can go to pay a counselor or psychologist that you may need to see to help you through the initial shock of your injury. You may also be able to locate a support group that will introduce you to other similarly-situated people and give you the chance to talk with others who understand what you are going through. In order to pay for those bills now, though, you may want to look into advance funding from Lawsuit Hotline.
Your life has been permanently altered by this accident and you cannot let the responsible party go on about their business like nothing has happened. You have to deal with this forever and you should at least receive some compensation for that fact, even though nothing truly can ever pay back for what you have lost. Visit www.lawcapital.com to learn more.