Paralysis of any kind, even if it is partial, is a devastating injury both to the victim and to the family. In the case of paraplegia, you can lose the function of your legs and bowels and become impotent, often requiring around-the-clock care. No one should have to experience going from a fully-functioning human being to a paraplegic. If you suffer from paraplegia as a result of another's actions or negligence there could be justice for you. Contact an experienced paraplegia attorney to find out what restitution can be pursued for your case.
The legal team at The Law Offices of James B. Coulter are compassionate about cases like yours. The team's interest in personal injury law stems from a personal encounter of what it's like to be a victim pursuing recompense in civil court. If you have become victim to paraplegia due to the fault of another in the Melbourne area including Palm Bay, Viera, Cocoa Beach, Merritt Islands, Titusville, and Cape Canaveral contact The Law Offices of James B. Coulter today. We will fight for the restitution you deserve.
Paraplegia is the complete loss of any sensory or motor function in the lower extremities and usually involves loss of use of both legs, urinary and fecal incontinence, impotence, and loss of pelvic function. Some paraplegics only lose one or a couple of functions – but most are completely paralyzed below the waist.
Many people use paraplegia as an umbrella term in paralysis. However, technically the paralysis of one limb is monoplegia, two is paraplegia, and four is quadriplegia.
Usually, paraplegia is caused by a head injury, spinal cord injury, a partially severed spinal cord, cauda equina syndrome, or nerve disease.
What accidents can result in paraplegia?
Though it is possible to become paraplegic without an accident, it is more commonly a result of a spinal cord injury sustained in a work-related accident, motor vehicle accident, sports or recreational vehicle accidents, fall, act of violence, or medical malpractice. In cases where a percentage of fault belongs to another party, the paraplegic and/or family members are usually eligible for restitution.
If you or your loved one has become paraplegic as a result of another person or entity's actions or negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, specialized supplies, medicine, and treatment, attendant care, medical equipment, funding for emerging adaptive technology, loss of consortium, loss of intimacy, loss of household services, and pain and suffering. Since Florida is a pure comparative negligence state, the amount available to you will vary based on the percentage the other party is at fault. Hiring a compassionate Florida personal injury attorney could increase your chances of a better outcome.
Paraplegia can greatly reduce your quality of life and put you at a higher risk for medical issues like depression, infection, and early death. If your paraplegia is the result of another party's negligent actions in Brevard County, Orange County, Seminole County, Indian River County, or Osceola County fight for the compensation you deserve by calling The Law Offices of James B. Coulter at (321) 586-9944 today. Your first consultation is free.