Paralysis occurs when a person loses function of one or more muscle groups, and can be partial as with paraplegia, or it can be complete as with quadriplegia. When a victim suffers permanent paralysis as a result of another person’s negligent or reckless misconduct, he or she suddenly faces a lifetime of physical and financial challenges.
Oftentimes permanent paralysis victims must endure extended hospitalization, multiple surgeries, and extensive physical therapy, and may still be unable to walk, move, or take care of their personal needs independently. Following such a catastrophic personal injury, these victims and their loved ones deal with intense emotions as they attempt to cope with these unimaginable, life-altering changes.
In addition, permanent paralysis brings with it a lifetime of added expenses such as regular doctor’s visits, multiple surgeries, physical therapy, personal assistance with daily activities, handicap modifications to homes and cars, and countless medications. These financial burdens are made all the more stressful by the fact that paralysis often prevents victims from returning to the jobs they once held.
At Berman & Riedel, LLP, we are experienced in handling serious personal injury cases, including cases involving permanent paralysis. Our compassionate and experienced attorneys put all of their skill and attention into obtaining the very best results for paralysis victims. By working with medical providers, economists, rehabilitation experts, and certified life care planners, we can recover the past and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering damages which our clients need to relieve their financial concerns.
If you or a loved one has suffered permanent paralysis, Berman & Riedel, LLP, can offer the experience and skill necessary to provide you with sound advice on how to protect your legal rights. Contact an attorney at Berman & Riedel, LLP, to discuss your legal options.