Connecticut Paralysis Legal Advocacy
Eagan & Donohue has handled numerous matters involving severe injury claims arising out of accidents in which the victim suffered from partial or complete paralysis.
Paralysis can unfortunately be the result of a terrible accident that not only led to months in the hospital, but also completely turned your life upside down. Paralysis is not an injury you can recover from, but instead takes a dedicated and motivated individual to relearn how to approach all daily activities. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that led to paralysis, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Not every accident leads to devastating injuries that lead to paralysis. In fact, not even all spinal cord injuries lead to paralysis, although most do. A spinal cord injury frequently impacts your ability to feel below a certain point in your body or even move your limbs. When this happens later in life, you often feel the impact and loss of control in a pronounced way. It is difficult to relearn how to function within your body and to train your body to respond in certain ways. You should not be forced to go through this rehabilitation period alone when you were not the reason why the accident occurred in the first place.
Paralysis often refers to two different types of spinal cord damage: paraplegia and quadriplegia. Paraplegia refers to damage in the mid to low back area of your spinal cord, resulting in the paralysis of your legs. Quadriplegia results from damage to your upper back or neck area that often leads to the paralysis of your legs and sometimes arms and hands. This can also impact your ability to move your head or neck.
Paralysis can occur in even seemingly minor accidents. All it takes is a certain amount of pressure or bruising to the spinal cord or hyperextending it in the wrong manner. If this occurs, the damage is often permanent. The responsible party should not be able to simply walk away from the damage they caused and leave you to deal with the mountains of medical bills and the potential of never working again. The party should be held accountable for their actions in causing your paralysis.
Eagan & Donohue | West Hartford, Connecticut Personal Injury Legal Team
If you or a loved one has been rendered paralyzed from the negligent actions of another person, do not hesitate to contact our experienced legal team at Eagan & Donohue. We have years of experience in handling accident cases and understand how devastating paralysis can be to anyone. As part of our approach, we have a goal that you will work not only with skilled legal professionals who work hard to build a case for you, but also with counselors who can assist you in working through your injuries. Contact our West Hartford office today for your initial free consultation.