Paralysis in Florida
Paralysis is a devastating condition that under many circumstances could have been prevented if the responsible individual had not been reckless or negligent in their actions. Paralysis occurs when the signals between the brain and other body parts are interrupted, and is considered a catastrophic injury because of how drastically the paralyzed individual’s day-to-day life is affected.
The effects of paralysis are life altering. Whether it was caused in an car accident or medical malpractice, it can take an extreme emotional and financial toll on victims and their families. Victims of paralysis are unfairly thrown into a position of emotional and financial distress. Experienced accident attorneys such as Lichtblau & Goldenberg has successfully handled many cases of paralysis due to individual or medical malpractice. Working closely with top medical experts, and drawing on medical records and witness testimony, the committed legal team at Lichtblau & Goldenberg can build a strong case demonstrating that paralysis occurred under preventable negligent circumstances.
Some Injuries Could Leave You Paralyzed
Nerve damage, especially in the spinal cord, is one of the most common causes for paralysis. Motor vehicle accidents account for 44% of spinal cord injuries and are the leading cause for injuries of this type. Acts of violence, falls, and sports-related injuries are other top causes of spinal cord injury. Victims of these accidents are at an extremely high risk for paralysis because of the sudden and forceful impact they receive to the body’s nervous system.
Medical malpractice is another top cause of paralysis. Though this negligence is rare, it will severely impact a patient’s life when it does occur. Improper treatment of neck and back injuries can put pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord and tragically result in paralysis. Improper treatment of a brain injury can also lead to paralysis. Paralysis due to brain damage can occur if the signals from the brain to the rest of the body are interrupted. This may happen when a surgeon disregards the acceptable standards of practice during treatment.
Seek the Compensation You Deserve
The costs of hospital care, rehabilitation, and extensive physical therapy are enormous and only cover the immediate consequences of paralysis. Other aspects of the victim’s life will be affected and bring many additional unexpected costs upon the victim and their family for the rest of their lives. Many victims of paralysis are unable to return to work, leaving their families in an economic crisis. A personal injury attorney like Lichtblau & Goldenberg, believes it is unacceptable for a victim of paralysis to pay for the trauma they have suffered due to another’s negligence. Please call us today for your free consultation. During your in-depth consultation, we will discuss the specific facts of your accident and let you know immediately if we can help. As our client, you can be assured that we will work tirelessly to see that you are compensated to the full extent of the law.
Paralysis victims are tragically deprived of the opportunity to return to the normal life they once enjoyed. The compassionate legal team at Lichtblau & Goldenberg will remain by your side as we aggressively pursue your interests and protect your rights. We know how difficult this time is for you and your family and we strive to ease the stress of handling insurance policy claims. In many cases, we are able to complete and file the insurance claim for you so you can focus on your recovery. We understand that your life has forever changed because of the negligent actions of another, and will work vigorously to see that you receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
If you or a loved one is paralyzed due to the negligence of another, please contact the West Palm Beach personal injury attorney-Lichtblau & Goldenberg immediately for a free consultation at 561-863-9100.