Attorneys for paralysis victims

Attorneys for paralysis victims

If you or a family member has suffered from an injury that has resulted in paralysis due to the negligence of another party, it is life-changing. Paralyzation is typically the result of spinal cord, neck, or traumatic back injuries. The severity of the injury to the spinal cord — whether it’s bruised, crushed, or severed — determines the extent of and severity of the ensuing paralysis. Reduced sensation, mobility, and function to all or part of the body may occur with an injury to the spinal cord.

There are two types of paralysis:

  • Paraplegia — paralysis occurs below the waist
  • Quadriplegia — a partial or total loss of movement to the limbs

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the accident that resulted in paralysis – car or motorcycle accident, construction or industrial accidents, slips and falls — you or your family member are going to need a certain level of care for the rest of your life. Long term expenses that are associated with paralysis injuries include:

  • Medical and hospital bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Assistive devices/durable medical equipment
  • In-home care
  • Home remodeling

More than just personal injury

If you’ve become paralyzed as the result of an injury that you sustained in an accident due to negligence on the part of another person or party, you have legal rights when it comes to seeking compensatory damages.

But, it’s vital that you work with a personal injury attorney that is experienced when it comes to litigating cases involving these types of catastrophic injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to determine your present and future needs – medical treatment, ongoing rehab, pain and suffering — and put together a case against the negligent party.

At Rapid City Law, personal injury attorneys Greg Yates and Michael Shubeck have over 30 years of experience in the field of personal injury law and are well-known for litigating cases involving paralysis and other catastrophic injuries on the behalf of their clients and families.

They understand how life-changing these types of injuries are for both the victim and his or her loved ones. They will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation that you deserve for economic damages as well as those that are non-economic, such as pain and suffering and mental distress.

Getting everything you deserve

At Rapid City Law our attorneys for paralysis victims will take into consideration all of your ongoing financial and medical needs in order to put together a case that will get you the compensation that you need to protect your present financial interests as well as provide for your future financial and medical needs.

While most personal injury cases are resolved through negotiated settlements, in cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries, it may be in your best interest to file a lawsuit if the settlement is not sufficient enough to compensate you for the severity of your injuries and the level of care that you will need in the future.

Contact Rapid City Law Office to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys to discuss your case, if you can sue the negligent party, and the best way to proceed to get you the monetary damages to which you’re entitled.