Car accidents can be scary enough to endure when your vehicle is damaged or you suffer minor injuries, but they can be life-changing when you suffer a serious injury, like paralysis.
A catastrophic injury can alter your current life, and your future, in the blink of an eye. You might not be able to work anymore, live on your own, provide your own transportation, and more.
To compensate you for these issues and expenses, you can seek legal action against the person who caused the car accident. Learn about what causes paralysis in a car accident, what legal rights you have, and what compensation you can seek.
While all forms of paralysis can be debilitating, the severity can depend on the type of suffering. The two types of paralysis are:
In a car accident, numerous incidents can quickly result in paralysis. Some situations can include:
When paralysis occurs, there are both immediate and long-term expenses and life changes you will endure. To get compensation for these costs, you should hire a personal injury attorney to represent you and seek the damages you are owed.
In most cases, you will file a claim against the driver who is responsible for the car accident. In certain situations, like if there was a defect in the car, you could also file a claim against the manufacturer. If you were injured by a drunk driver, you could also hold the person or bar who overserved the driver responsible.
While you will not directly sue the insurance company, in most cases it will be the insurance company who tries to settle the suit.
Some items your attorney will seek compensation for in the lawsuit are:
Medical bills for the initial treatment of your injuries. This can include surgery, emergency care at the scene of the accident, hospital stays, and more.
When you seek damages, the insurance company will likely try to offer you less than what you are owed and will try to quickly close your case. This is why you need an experienced attorney. A lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases will be able to advise you when your offer is too low and can fight for fair compensation.
If you were paralyzed in a car accident, you need help from top-rated, hard-working representation. At Shapiro|Delgado, our attorneys put their injury law experience to work for you. And we handle cases on a contingency basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.
We represent clients throughout Florida, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, and surrounding communities.
To set up a free personal consultation, call 941-954-4000 or use our convenient online contact form.
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