Paraplegic injuries are the worst type of injuries. A person loses most of his or her life when rendered paraplegic from an accident. Paraplegia occurs in a small number of Pennsylvania and New Jersey accidents, usually resulting from car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and construction accidents.
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Physical pain from a paraplegic accident overall may be minimal, but the emotional and mental pain for the paraplegic and his or her family is and will be intense. Paraplegia is a permanent injury which usually results from catastrophic injuries involving the spinal cord. Unfortunately, medical treatment today has not caught up with reversing the effects of paraplegia. Even the most advanced neurologists have not found a fix to this debilitating condition. Hopefully, in the future people will be able to recover from paraplegic injuries with the use of stem cell therapy, but this medical technology is only in the beginning stages.
Money damages are the only way society has to compensate.
Paraplegic injuries often demand the highest level of money compensation. Compensation for paraplegia caused by someone else’s negligence is mostly apportioned to the care and rehabilitation of the paraplegic person. Certainly the paraplegic should be awarded fair compensation for his or her pain, suffering, disability, and loss of the enjoyment of life, but medical care over a lifetime amounts to millions of dollars.
Victims of paraplegic accidents in Bucks County, Mercer County or Philadelphia need constant medical treatment and monitoring, in-home nursing, and rehabilitative care. An experienced paraplegic injury lawyer will know how to manage this type of serious injury claim and hire a team of life care planners and economists to help project the present and future cost of care to a person rendered paraplegic due to an accident.
Paraplegic car accidents are just another reason to make sure that you protect yourself and your loved ones with adequate uninsured and underinsured motorist auto insurance coverage. The injuries and aftermath are devastating to the victim and the family of a paraplegic victim. This situation becomes deathly frightening if there is not adequate insurance coverage available to cover the care of the paraplegic.
Paraplegia is also a severe strain on the family of the paraplegic. The paraplegic should have the benefit of skilled nursing care and should not have to rely on his or her family for constant care. It is not fair to the family to solely shoulder the burden of constant care for the paraplegic person. The person or company who caused this horrible injury should be responsible for providing for skilled care.
It is important to retain an experienced personal injury lawyer if a loved one suffers paraplegia due to someone else’s carelessness or recklessness. Contact us to learn more about a paraplegia case. We can provide you and your family compassionately skilled representation to make the life of the paraplegic as best as possible.