Whether you were injured by a drunk driver, broke your neck in a diving accident, suffered a spinal cord injury in a fall accident or were injured on the job, once you are paralyzed, the history of your accident becomes less important than your recovery and a need to cope with lasting disabilities.
We Represent People Recovering From Quadriplegia Injuries And Paraplegia Injuries
The extent of paralysis after a spinal cord injury depends on where a spinal cord was bruised or severed. You will be considered paraplegic if you are unable to walk, but retain use of the top half of your body. You will be considered quadriplegic if you are unable to use your arms or legs. Many paralysis victims can use their hands; others can use them only partially or not at all. All details of your paralysis become very important in your daily life. If Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., represents you after an accident resulting in paralysis, we will take the time and effort necessary to understand the full impact of your paralysis on your ability to work and enjoy life.
The vast majority of people with paralysis require help from others to accomplish activities of daily living including dressing, feeding, toileting, housekeeping and mobility. A successful personal injury claim can recover resources to help you pay for personal care attendant services. A settlement or verdict can also pay for ongoing physical therapy, vocational rehabilitation and other necessary therapies such as occupational therapy or psychotherapy.
Financial resources will also enable you to pay for needed equipment, devices and accommodations such as:
- A motorized wheelchair, which may need to be replaced periodically
- A hospital bed
- A lift to move you from bed to wheelchair every morning and evening
- A modified van
- Home modifications such as widening of doorways and lowering of kitchen counters
- Computer assistive devices to facilitate communication needs
Paralysis Injury? Lawyers At Smith Magram Michaud Colonna, P.C., Offer Free Consultations.
Contact an injury attorney at our Burlington, New Jersey, law firm to learn how we can help you pursue maximum available compensation after an accident has left you paralyzed. Call 609-589-0649 or send an email message to request a consultation.