Helping Victims of Paralysis Recover
A compassionate attorney will stand up for you
Since 1974, The Law Firm of Pajcic & Pajcic has been dedicated to fighting for people who are in dire situations, and there are few victims more in need of help than victims of paralysis. If you’ve lost the use of your arms or legs due to an accident, it’s almost impossible to describe just how devastating that loss can be. In an instant, your income, independence and ability to enjoy life are seriously impaired, to say nothing of your medical expenses and other economic needs.
Most paralysis injuries happen as a result of trauma, and too often, that trauma is the result of someone else’s negligence. Whether you were paralyzed due to a vehicle accident, a slip-and-fall accident on unsafe premises, a violent attack or a workplace injury, you need a paralysis injury lawyer on your side to help you get fair compensation.
We get results for victims of paralysis
Our law firm has handled many personal injury cases on behalf of victims of paralysis. Some of our most notable results include:
- $8 million for a paralyzed young man despite inadequate insurance coverage
- Confidential settlement for a Haitian national paralyzed due to an old spare tire
- Multi-million recovery for a man paralyzed in a fall from a houseboat
- $950,000 for a paralyzed young man who had been served alcohol despite being underage
- Confidential settlement for a quadriplegic Mexican laborer
None of these cases were easy to resolve. We have the resources and experience to thoroughly research accidents causing paralysis and consistently obtain significant settlements and verdicts for our clients. If you or a loved one has been paralyzed in an accident, we would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation.
Our law firm understands the devastating impact of paralysis injuries
Both paraplegia (paralysis of the legs) and quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs) are usually caused by injuries to the spinal cord, usually due to trauma. In general, an injury to the lower portion of the spine will cause paraplegia, while an injury to the upper portion will cause quadriplegia. Because spinal cord injuries generally do not heal, victims are left to live with the effects of those injuries permanently.
Some of the costs associated with paralysis include:
- Medical expenses. Paralyzed people often require a lifetime of care, such as home nursing services. Paralysis can also lead to secondary medical complications such as thrombosis, low blood pressure, pressure sores, bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction.
- Rehabilitation to help the paralyzed person recover from his or her injuries.
- Replacement services such as childcare and housework that the victim may no longer be able to perform.
- Lost wages as the victim of paralysis may no longer be able to work and earn income.
- Medical devices such as wheelchairs and braces to help the victim stay mobile.
Depending on the extent of your paralysis, those losses – known as economic damages because they are attached to a specific dollar amount – can easily number in the hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars. And that’s not even accounting for the other losses you may have suffered due to your injury, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life. Paralysis cases often involve compensation for loss of consortium – that is, the loss of companionship and intimacy for people close to the paralyzed person.
Our law firm has recovered significant compensation for many victims of paralysis, and every one of them would return every penny to be back as they were before the accident. But it’s very possible for someone with paralysis to still live a rich, fulfilling life, and the compensation we’ve recovered has gone a long way toward making that a reality.