Paraplegia Accident Attorneys in Atlanta
Any injury that leaves a person unable to move a part of their body will have a lengthy recovery process. Unfortunately, in many paraplegia accidents, the injury will not heal.
People suffering from paralysis injuries such as paraplegia will be facing a lifetime of physical challenges, financial hardship, and emotional strain. This is only made worse if these injuries were caused by the negligent, and dangerous, actions of another person. If you, or a loved one, were the victim of a spinal cord injury, you need a dedicated Georgia catastrophic injury attorney on your side.
Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, is here to help you pursue a financial settlement that helps ease the burdens on you and your family.
Signs of a Paraplegia Injury
Paraplegia injuries involve severe damage to the spinal cord, or the disks, ligaments, nerves, and vertebrae in the spine. An injury to any of these locations can leave a person suffering life-long damage that is irreversible. Here are the signs that a paraplegia injury has occurred:
- Lost sensation in the lower body
- Trouble with motor control
- Muscle spasms
- Loss of control of bowels and bladder
Common Causes of Paraplegia Injuries
According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, here are the most common causes of paraplegia injuries:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Work-related accidents
- Slip, trip, and falls
- Sports and recreation accidents
- Violent assaults
- Birth defects
The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation also reports that over 80 percent of paralysis victims suffered spinal cord injuries as the result of external causes like accidents and falls.
Damages in a Georgia Paraplegia Injury Claim
If you or a loved one endured an injury accident that led to paraplegia, you may be able to seek financial damages against the party responsible for the injury. Here are the damages most commonly sought in these types of injury claims:
- Current and future medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Cost of refitting your home and car for wheelchair access
- Lost current and future wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost quality of life
- Pain and suffering
What Does it Cost to Be Paralyzed?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the cost of paraplegia treatment and care is $518,904 in the year after the traumatic accident. After that, the cost of paraplegia treatment and care is about $68,739 each year for the rest of the paralyzed person’s life. Needless to say, these amounts are going to put a financial burden on you and your family that may be difficult to handle. That’s why you need a dedicated Georgia personal injury attorney to help you pursue a financial settlement.
Contact Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC
The personal injury lawyers at Mulholland & Sutlive, LLC, in Atlanta have helped many people and their families deal with the traumatic effects of a paraplegia injury. Contact us today to learn how we can be there for you: (770) 350-2691.