Getting injured in an accident can be a harrowing experience, but ending up paralyzed after an accident can change the lives of you and your loved ones in ways that you never expected. The accident that left you or someone you care about paralyzed might have only occurred due to the actions or negligence of someone else.
You could pursue compensation in a personal injury case in this case. A Houston paralysis injury lawyer can help you with this. Loncar Lyon Jenkins has helped tens of thousands of families seek compensation after an accident. Let our Houston personal injury lawyers help you fight for what you need.
Common Causes of Paralysis We See in Our Practice
Our law firm has helped clients who have become paralyzed in many different types of accidents. Research from the American Journal of Public Health shows that one of the most common causes of paralysis is a spinal injury. The following types of accidents can all easily result in severe spinal cord injuries that leave lasting effects:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
No matter what type of accident befell you and your family, we will help you pursue the compensation that you need.
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Your Life After the Accident Might Be Very Different From How It Was
Becoming paralyzed can affect how you live your daily life. Some of these changes to your daily routine can even end up costing you and your family a lot of money.
What if you were the primary breadwinner for your family, and now you are unable to work? What if you can get back to work, but you missed out on weeks of paychecks as you recovered? What if your home needs work done to become safer and more accessible for a paralyzed person?
There are also medical costs on top of that. Pursuing compensation can help if another person’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in your paralysis.
Types of Damages and Compensation You Could Recover After Paralysis
When you do pursue compensation, there are two general types of damages to concern yourself with. Both are important, and receiving all of the compensation that you are entitled to can help make your family whole again. The two primary types of damages are:
These cover your more quantifiable economic losses and costs. If you have medical bills and future costs of care to worry about, those are economic damages. This term can also cover lost wages and loss of future income.
Keep records of your previous pay, current medical bills, and anything else that can show how your paralysis accident cost you and your family a significant sum of money.
These damages are less about monetary costs and more about the pain and anguish experienced by accident victims. When calculating non-economic damages, factors like the following are all taken into account:
- Physical impairment
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Past and future pain and suffering of you and your family
Your lawyer will take all of the facts of your case into account and calculate a compensation amount that will help make things right for you and your family.
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How Hiring a Lawyer Can Help After You Suffer an Accident Resulting in Paralysis
You do not need to hire an attorney when you pursue a personal injury case, but one of our lawyers can do a lot to assist you. Trying to make your case and prove negligence on the part of another person can be difficult. A paralysis injury lawyer can handle every aspect of your Houston case for you, including:
Filing Your Case Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
You do not have unlimited time to begin pursuing a personal injury case in Texas. Under Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, you have two years to get the legal process started. Our attorneys will help ensure that you do not miss your chance to make things right.
Gathering Evidence Needed to Make Your Case
Your lawyer will also gather any information and evidence necessary to make your case. This can include:
- Police reports about a car accident
- Expert testimony of a medical professional concerning your prognosis and future care needs
- Anything that shows that you were wronged and that you deserve compensation
Handling All Communications for You
You do not have to talk to insurance companies, other people involved in your accident, or any other involved parties. We handle all communications for you and keep you in the loop on any updates or changes to your case.
Fielding Settlement Offers and Calculate Fair Compensation
Your attorney will also calculate fair compensation and hear any settlement offers from defendants in your case. You will be told about any offers and allowed to decide if you would be willing to settle, and your attorney will advise you at every turn.
If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will fight for you in court.
Affording a Lawyer Should Not Have to Be a Concern for You Right Now
We know you already have enough to think about without trying to figure out if you can afford a lawyer. That is why our law firm works on contingency in cases like these. What that means is that you do not have to pay us for our services upfront.
So, do not pursue justice on your own. Talk to our law firm and find out more about how a paralysis injury lawyer can help you and your family in this trying time. You have nothing to lose.
Call for Your Free Consultation With Loncar Lyon Jenkins
If you are ready to pursue compensation, call Loncar Lyon Jenkins. A free consultation will teach you more about your legal options after your paralysis injury, and you will get the chance to learn about how one of our Houston lawyers can assist you.
There is no obligation, just the chance to learn more about what we can do for you. Make the call, for you and your family, today.