Seattle Paraplegia Lawyers
Becoming a Paraplegic After an Accident
When another party has acted in a negligent manner, and this act left an innocent person paralyzed, legal action must be taken against that party. Whether the injury was the result of the impact in an auto accident, a fall, a sports accident or an assault, it may be possible to file a claim or lawsuit.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured and is now living with paraplegia, it may be possible to seek financial damages, based upon how the injury occurred. As the majority of cases are associated with a motor vehicle accident, if another party was at fault, that person can be held accountable. If the injury occurred at work, legal action may be possible to seek compensation above and beyond the benefits provided by workers' comp or SSD, based upon the facts.
Damages Paid in Cases of Paralysis in Washington
The damages pursued in a legal action will reflect the long term impact of the condition upon the individual, on a case-by-case basis. The age of the person, profession, and how the injury occurred all come into play when filing an injury claim or lawsuit. Compensation sought most often includes the following:
- Cost of medical care, both current and estimated for the future
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Costs associated with home refits for wheelchair access
- Cost of medication
- Cost of employment retraining or reeducation
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Other damages
Your case is unique; in order to put a value on it, it is vital that we have the opportunity to speak with you about what happened, who was involved, and discuss your current physical condition, and the other facts. Claims against government entities (city, county, state, or federal) have specific time restrictions and legal requirements, and time is of the essence in these cases. The liable parties may carry different levels of insurance and own various assets. Our Seattle serious injury lawyer will carefully evaluate all the details in your specific case, and discuss the potential value of your paraplegia injury claim. We offer a free case evaluation to assist you. Call us immediately for help.
Paraplegia: Car Accidents, Falls, Sporting Accidents, and Acts of Violence
The challenges and costs associated with living with paralysis last a lifetime. It is not uncommon for a paraplegic to suffer ongoing medical issues. A victim may no longer be capable of practicing his or her profession, and the personal impact is unimaginable. While paraplegics are capable of exhibiting incredible courage in life going forward, the personal losses are substantial. Justice must be served, and the responsible party held fully accountable, whether an individual, organization or other party. That's when our firm gets involved.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury and is now living with paraplegia, connect with us at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. as soon as possible.
Our Firm: Background and History in Injury Cases
Our legal team has garnered a reputation for excellence. With over forty years practicing personal injury law, we have been recognized for our professionalism, high standards, and the quality of legal work. Our founder, Mr. Pendergast, is a member of the elite Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Club, open only to legal professionals that have achieved verdicts or settlements in the multi-million-dollar range. With a 10.0 Superb rating from Avvo, and voted as one of the "10 Best" personal injury lawyers for client satisfaction, as well as winning the "Litigator Award" for two years running, we are often called upon by other law firms in personal injury cases. You have the option to connect with us directly. We are here for the sole purpose of seeking justice and full compensation for our clients.
Call a Seattle paraplegia lawyer now for more information about filing a claim or lawsuit. We can be reached at (888) 228-3860.
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