While just about any accident can result in injuries that have a lasting impact on your life, injuries that lead to a permanent loss of bodily function are particularly devastating. Unfortunately, these injuries are more common outcomes of accidents around New York than we might prefer to think. When you sustain harm of this nature because of another person’s misconduct, taking prompt and proactive legal action against them is vital to enforcing your rights, and maximizing your quality of life.

Support from a seasoned Williamsville paralysis injury lawyer can make a tremendous difference in how your case proceeds and whether you experience a positive outcome. From start to finish  of your legal proceedings, your dedicated catastrophic injury attorney will ensure you have the strongest claim possible, and will seek restitution on your behalf for all past and future losses. Reach out to our team today to learn more about how we can help.

How Negligence May Cause Different Types of Paralysis

When someone suffers a paralyzing injury in an accident, the direct cause of their paralysis is most often a serious injury to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the central nervous system’s main pathway along which all signals travel to and from the brain. Any disruption to these signals invariably hinders communication between the brain and the rest of the body, and the greater the damage, the more comprehensive the ensuing loss of bodily function is likely to be.

Injuries lower down the spinal cord may result in paraplegia, or paralysis of the lower limbs and sometimes part of the torso, whereas injuries close to the neck may cause quadriplegia of all four limbs and the entire torso. Both types of injuries could be the basis for civil claims if they stem directly from another person’s reckless or careless conduct.

Common Causes of Paralysis

These injuries often occur as a result of various accidents, including:

Each scenario can have debilitating and life-altering consequences that could be factored into an ensuing civil claim. A capable Williamsville attorney can help take action over paralysis caused by multiple forms of negligence and injuries.

Recovering Fairly for Paralysis Injuries Inside Filing Deadlines

It is vital when pursuing any civil claim over a paralyzing injury to account for both short-term and long-term impacts the injury is likely to have on the individual, including:

  • Emergency medical expenses
  • Costs of expected future care, including physical therapy, surgeries, and pain medications
  • Costs of assistive equipment like wheelchairs, home/vehicle modifications, and other property-related expenses
  • Physical discomfort and pain
  • Emotional and psychological trauma
  • Lost of enjoyment of life

It is also essential to contact an attorney and take action relatively quickly after a paralysis injury occurs in Williamsville, since New York Civil Practice Law & Rules § 214 typically provides injured parties just three years after getting hurt to file a lawsuit over their injury. However, in certain situations, the time to file a lawsuit may be much shorter.

Consider Working with a Williamsville Paralysis Injury Attorney

Paralysis is an exceptionally severe outcome from an accident, and one that may justify substantial financial recovery from whomever is to blame for the accident occurring. However, even if it seems obvious that someone else bears all the fault for your condition, you will likely have trouble getting the comprehensive compensation you need without support from qualified legal counsel.

A Williamsville paralysis injury lawyer can help you pursue the restitution you deserve. Learn more by calling Richmond Vona, LLC today and speaking with one of our compassionate team members.

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As one of New York’s top personal injury attorneys, John E. Richmond understands that clients come first. With over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs, he knows how to hold negligent corporations and big insurance companies liable.
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In his nearly 15 years in practice, Keith has been consistently recognized for his client service and record of results. He has been selected for inclusion in the New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list four times (2013 to 2016), an honor reserved for the top up-and-coming attorneys.
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