New Jersey Paralysis Injury Lawyers Fight for Victims of Life-Altering Accidents
Ridgewood attorneys seek just compensation for catastrophic injuries
One of the most debilitating injuries an accident victim can suffer is paralysis, which can render a person unable to walk or to move other parts of the body. At Seigel Law, we work determinedly to win the money that paralyzed accident victims so badly need and deserve. Whether at the negotiating table or before a jury, we fight zealously for our clients’ interests.
What is paralysis?
Paralysis is the loss of the ability to feel or control part of your body. It may include the total or partial loss of movement, of bowel or bladder control or of the ability to engage in sexual activity. It may also include respiratory difficulties, numbness or spasms. Paralysis is classified by what parts of the body it affects, as follows:
- Monoplegia — This affects one arm or one leg.
- Paraplegia — This affects both legs and the lower part of the body.
- Hemiplegia — This affects one side of the body or only the limbs or extremities on one side of the body.
- Quadriplegia — This affects all four limbs and usually affects the entire body below the neck.
Paralysis may be either complete, if you lose all ability to feel and control the affected areas, or incomplete, if you retain some function.
We understand how devastating an effect any of these kinds of catastrophic injuries can have on you and your family. We will seek to maximize your damages if you go to court, while also seeking a large settlement from the insurers of anyone at fault.
Why does paralysis happen?
Paralysis is usually caused by a spinal cord injury, but any severe impact to the head, neck or spine can cause these injuries. Among the types of accidents than can result in paralysis are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction site accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Sporting and recreational accidents
- Nursing home negligence
If you are paralyzed after an accident that was the fault of another person, the personal injury attorneys of Seigel Law are ready to represent you. We will develop medical evidence to prove the causal connection between the accident and your paralysis, while also determining the relative fault of the responsible parties. We will then bring suit on your behalf to recover fair compensation.
Damages for paralysis
Paralysis is a catastrophic injury, which means it has a permanent effect on your health and well-being. Your damages may include:
- Your hospital, medical and rehabilitation expenses
- The cost of nursing care, wheelchairs and special accommodations
- Loss of your income
- Diminution of your future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
We will calculate the value of all of these damages and recover the maximum amount we can, whether through settlement or at trial.
Contact a New Jersey paralysis injury attorney for a free consultation
Seigel Law, located in Ridgewood, is a premier New Jersey personal injury law firm dedicated to helping accident victims get fair compensation. We represent injury victims in Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties, as well as other locations throughout northern New Jersey. Call us at 201-444-4000 or contact us online to schedule an appointment in our office or, if you are unable to visit us, then at your home or the hospital. Your initial appointment is free and you do not owe us a fee unless we win you compensation.