While any injury can have a long-term impact on your life, if you’ve been paralyzed in a preventable accident, your life will never be the same. At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the frustration and grief that you and your family are experiencing during this challenging time, and we are here to help. Our respected team of Charlotte personal injury has decades of experience connecting our clients with meaningful compensation. While nothing can make you whole after being paralyzed in an accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help you pursue the justice that you deserve.Types of Paralysis
Paralysis is a catastrophic injury caused by damage to the central nervous system, which is responsible for sending nerve impulses throughout the body. Thus, depending on the type of paralysis, victims are unable to move certain parts of their bodies. The most recent statistics indicate that there are more than 296,000 people living with the long-term effects of spinal cord damage, including paralysis.
There are several types of paralysis:
- Monoplegia: One limb is paralyzed
- Hemiplegia: One side of the body is paralyzed
- Diplegia: Two limbs on the same side of the body are paralyzed
- Paraplegia: Both legs or the lower part of the body is paralyzed
- Quadriplegia (Tetraplegia): Both the arms and legs are paralyzed
At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we recognize that the road to recovery after suffering catastrophic injuries is an incredibly long and difficult one. However, one crucial element in any accident victim’s recovery is the ability to obtain the necessary medical treatment to ensure the best prognosis. Our lawyers aggressively pursue compensation on behalf of paralyzed accident victims, connecting them with the resources they need to obtain the lifelong medical care they need.The Lifetime Cost of Care for Paralyzed Accident Victims is Astounding
Healthcare is incredibly expensive, and any serious injury can easily result in astronomical medical bills. Paralysis is no exception. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCSIC), those who experience tetraplegia face medical expenses of approximately $800,000 to $1.1 million in the first year. In subsequent years, the yearly cost of treatment ranges between $123,000 to $202,000. If you become paralyzed at 25, this equals a lifetime cost between $3.7 to $5.1 million.
Those who experience paraplegia will face slightly lower medical bills, although they are still incredibly high. On average, the first year of treatment costs approximately $567,000 and then $75,000 for each subsequent year. This results in a lifetime cost of over $2.5 million, assuming the person became paralyzed at the age of 25.What Damages Are Available for Paralyzed Accident Victims?
After an accident involving another’s negligence, an accident victim can pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault party. Catastrophic injury cases, such as those involving paralysis injuries, can result in victims obtaining monetary compensation for their economic and non-economic damages, which may include amounts for:
- Medical bills,
- Future medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- An inability or reduced ability to earn income in the future;
- Disability or disfigurement;
- Emotional distress;
- Loss of consortium;
- Loss of enjoyment of life; and
- Pain and suffering.
If you’ve been paralyzed in a car accident or other preventable accident, it isn’t right that you bear these costs. At the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, we can help you hold the negligent party who caused your injuries financially responsible.Contact an Experienced Charlotte Paralysis Lawyer for Immediate Assistance
If you or a loved one suffered paralysis due to a preventable accident, reach out to the Olsinski Law Firm, PLLC, to take the first steps towards a better financial future. Whether your injuries were the result of a workplace accident, a slip and fall, or a motor vehicle collision, we can advise you on all of your options and develop a compelling claim on your behalf. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a Charlotte personal injury accident lawyer, give us a call at 704-405-2580. You can also reach one of our Concord injury lawyers at 704-918-4747. We take all personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning we will not bill you for our services unless we can connect you with compensation for your injuries.