Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyer Protecting Paralysis Victims
Paralysis is one of the most catastrophic types of injuries that can result from an accident. Those who have suffered paralysis resulting from someone else's negligence may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Fort Myers personal injury lawyer can help you and your loved ones recover your rightful damages.
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. represents people and their families who have suffered paralysis as a result of any type of accident or injury. The pain and suffering and loss of the ability to enjoy life are absolutely devastating for a paralysis victim, and they need a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney who will personally handle their case. Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney who stands ready to personally handle your paralysis personal injury case.
Consequences of Paralysis
An injury resulting in paralysis is not only devastating emotionally, but financially, as you or your family member may be unable to return to your prior career or place of employment. This often can result in a substantial loss of income for your family. Although you may become eligible for disability benefits, these are not likely to completely replace your prior income. Our Fort Myers personal injury lawyers recognize that the paralysis victim and his or her family need aggressive representation to pursue compensation for the emotional stress, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life they experience. Furthermore, it is important for victims to seek financial security for the lifetime of future medical care needs and loss of earnings that can be devastating to the victim and their family.
Types of Accidents That Can Lead to Paralysis
Many different types of accidents can result in paralysis. Some examples include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
As the nature of paralysis is so serious, the immediate and future medical costs of treating such an injury can be overwhelming. While immediate medical treatment is necessary to stabilize the accident victim, continuing medical care will be necessary throughout the victim’s life in order to manage daily needs, perform routine tasks, and prevent against the many complications that can occur with paralysis. Depending on the severity of the paralysis, it is possible that the victim will need round-the-clock skilled care for the rest of his or her life, a lifestyle which can be extremely costly. Your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer will calculate and consider all of these potential costs when negotiating a settlement on the victim’s behalf or requesting a damages award in court.
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Please contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., immediately for a free consultation if you or a family member has suffered paralysis as a result of an injury or accident. There are no fees or costs unless you win. Please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view the results in some of the Florida paralysis cases and other types of cases handled by Fort Myers personal injury attorney Randall L. Spivey.
More Helpful Information
Neck and back injuries can happen in any accident, including car, truck, motorcycle, boating, and slip and fall accidents. In more severe cases, neck and back injuries can be symptoms leading to temporary or permanent paralysis.
About 288,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. 38.3 percent of newly reported SCI cases were the result of motor vehicle crashes, making car, truck and motorcycle accidents the leading cause of spinal and paralysis injuries, ahead of falls and physical assault.
Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis Are Life Changing
It can happen suddenly; just as sudden as a motorcycle accident, vehicle accident, vehicle rollover, a fall or any accident. The victim is injured. The injuries may be spinal cord-related and/or lead to paralysis.