Paralysis is one of the more serious types of injuries a person can face. Whether that paralysis is in a small part of the body, results in the inability to walk, or even result in full body paralysis, compensation may be available. When negligence by a defendant is the reason for the paralysis injury, a catastrophic injury claim may be the answer to significant financial compensation for you and your family.
A qualified Tacoma, Washington paralysis injury lawyer has the years of training and knowledge necessary to consider your claim and provide a proper analysis. Schedule a FREE consultation with our experienced and compassionate attorney to get started today.
A wide variety of situations may result in a paralysis injury for a plaintiff. Serious accidents and egregious negligence by a defendant are more likely to cause the kind of serious injuries that include paralysis. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the main causes. The extreme weight and velocity of trucks, cars, and motorcycles can lead to devastating injuries.
Other potential causes of paralysis may include:
No matter the cause of the paralysis, if it was the fault of an individual or a company, a personal injury lawsuit may be able to hold the proper people or company accountable financially. An experienced paralysis injury attorney can help seek compensation in an appropriate situation.
While paralysis can occur in isolated parts of the body, such as a single finger, hand, or other localized area, more severe injuries can be more global in their potential scale.
Paraplegia occurs when all sensation and function below the waist has been destroyed by an injury. Typically, as the result of spinal cord injuries, this level of paralysis is debilitating. Most individuals can no longer walk, are unable to control their bowels, and lose sexual function in many circumstances. These losses of ordinary life are substantial.
Quadriplegia, also called tetraplegia, is paralysis of both the upper and lower parts of the body. Paralysis occurs below the neck and may even effect certain aspects of the body above the neck as well. With such an injury, a plaintiff can no longer care for themselves. They will require feeding, bathing, assistance with bowel movements, and every other function of their daily life.
In order to establish that the paralysis injury was the fault of the defendant, the plaintiff and their attorney must establish that the defendant’s negligence was the cause of the injury. This requires proving that the defendant’s breach of their duty of care was what caused the plaintiff’s injuries.
In doing so, the plaintiff’s attorney must abide by the Washington Rules of Evidence. These rules are very specific and must be appropriately followed. Failure to follow the rules of evidence may result in a failure to prove the claim, and therefore lose out on the chance to obtain money damages. A skilled attorney is familiar with these rules and with how to employ them properly in a personal injury case. An experienced attorney like Chong Ye of The Ye Law Firm can utilize his skills and knowledge from previous client cases to help maximize damages.
Paralysis injuries are necessarily serious and could be the basis for a substantial monetary award. Repayment of medical costs, property damage, lost income may help with economic costs. You may also be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering you endured as a result of the accident.
An experienced Tacoma paralysis injury lawyer such as Chong Ye and is team at The Ye Law Firm can meet with you to go over your options and strategize a plan for moving forward. Schedule a FREE consultation today.