Denver Paralysis Lawyers
Whether someone is unable to move a single limb or an entire part of their body, they are looking at a difficult future. Paralysis comes with a hefty price tag, both in terms of the initial treatment to minimize damage and the long-term care that comes with a disability. If you suffered paralysis due to someone else’s negligent actions, then you should not have to bear these burdens alone.
Our Denver paralysis lawyers at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. believe that anyone who was injured by another person deserves full compensation for all of their trauma. From your medical bills to your lost wages to the personal toll of your injury – all of it should be included in a personal injury claim. But to get the highest possible amount, you need to entrust your case to a team of lawyers who will fight for your best interests. To learn how we can fight for you, call (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906. There is no charge for an initial consultation.
Paralysis is classified by:
- Location: Paralysis victims can experience a loss of feeling or sensation in one body part, such as a hand or their face, as well as entire regions of the body. This can include monoplegia (one area of the body), hemiplegia (same side of the body), paraplegia (below the waist), and quadriplegia (below the neck).
- Severity: Paralysis can be either incomplete or complete. Incomplete paralysis means a person still has some control over the affected body part but may have chronic pain due to damage nerves. Complete paralysis means a person has no control or feeling in the affected body part.
- Duration: Some forms of paralysis are temporary but require consistent and expensive medical treatment, such as surgery, physical therapy, and medications. In many cases, paralysis is permanent.
Severe trauma is the main cause of paralysis. Paralysis occurs when a nerve is severely stretched or torn (avulsed), whether that involves individual nerve cells in a body part or a bundle of nerves in the spinal cord. In most cases, a spinal cord injury will result in some form of paralysis. Depending on what part of the spine was damaged, a person may experience different degrees of paralysis.
In our decades of experience, the most common causes of paralysis include:
- Vehicle collisions
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severe burns
- Spinal epidural abscesses
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
Some forms of paralysis are treatable with consistent care from experienced physicians. With incomplete paralysis, the patient may regain mobility through physical therapy, surgery, and medication, but he or she may still have to deal with chronic pain. In most cases, patients will get some assistance from prosthetics, canes, braces, or mobility devices to overcome their injury.
Even with extensive medical care, a patient may be looking at a harsh future and high medical costs. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be able to recover compensation for all the damages you have suffered through a personal injury claim. A personal injury claim can go far beyond just medical expenses and include the full financial and personal impact of the injury, such as your lost wages, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
If you suffered paralysis as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, then you should accept nothing less than full compensation for your trauma. Colorado state law allows you to recover compensation for all financial and personal costs of an injury, and our team of Denver personal injury attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. can fight to get you the highest possible award in your claim. We will work closely with your doctors to fully understand your injuries, calculate the total costs of your damages, and investigate the party who wronged you for negligence. Once we have the strongest case possible, we will advocate for your best interests in an insurance negotiation or personal injury trial.
To discuss your case in a free consultation, call us at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906.
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