A spinal cord injury is one of life’s cruelest blows. After suffering an injury like this, an accident victim is typically paralyzed and lives out a life of limitations. With therapy and other aggressive treatments, some spinal cord injury victims regain functions. As nerves regenerate and an injured person does exercises under the guidance of therapists, they may improve quite a bit. However, for a great many spinal cord injury victims, a lifetime in a wheelchair or otherwise restricted mobility awaits them.
After a Life-Changing Spinal Cord Injury
Paraplegia or quadriplegia changes a lifestyle in countless ways. Spouses or parents become caregivers. Typical work activities may be out-of-bounds as a result of new disabilities. There are typically many new and ongoing expenses.
Emergency medical treatment, follow-up medical care, rehabilitation and physical therapy in the first few days, weeks and months are only the beginning of the many expenses to come. If you’ve been paralyzed as a result of a spinal cord injury, besides a wheelchair, you may need equipment such as a lift to move from bed to chair to wheelchair. Additionally, you may need a modified van (as well as replacement vans every 10 years or so) and help from personal care attendants for several hours a day. For all these reasons, it is critical to pursue maximum available compensation from all sources — ideally beginning as soon after the accident as possible.
If you or a family member has suffered catastrophic injury, a skilled personal injury attorney may become your most important ally. Whether you were injured in a logging accident, a construction accident or a coal mining accident in West Virginia, our law firm is a valuable resource for you.
At Bailey, Javins & Carter, L.C., we are dedicated to helping our injured clients put their lives back together after they have suffered serious injuries. Discuss your car accident or workplace accident case with one of our plaintiff’s lawyers and let us explain how we can coordinate efforts to assist with your recovery. When trauma leads to spinal cord injury, and that injury results in a disability, our law firm is here to help.
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