If you have suffered a paralyzing injury due to the wrongful conduct of another, the Alabama paralysis attorneys at Cross & Smith will fight to get every bit of compensation you deserve.
Paralysis is one of the worst injuries you can possibly suffer. Whether you have suffered paraplegia or quadriplegia, the inability to move can make you feel trapped in your own body. Performing your previous job is, in nearly all cases, out of the question. Even if the paralysis is temporary based on the nature of your injuries, the immobility and inability to enjoy events and activities you used to take for granted can take a tremendous emotional toll. It takes a long time to work through the depression and perceived hopelessness that often accompanies paralysis.
Neither our medical system nor our legal system can make you whole again. While you have been injured due to the negligent, reckless, or even intentional conduct of another, there is nothing that other person can do to restore your former health. Nonetheless, America’s legal system does hold that individual or corporation accountable. Where another wrongly caused your paralysis, that person is liable for the damages caused by your injuries.
Those damages are enormous. Bills for initial medical treatments are astronomical. Follow-up surgeries and lengthy therapy likely follow, with tremendous additional cost. Modification of the home follows, as well as the family vehicle, and in-home care may be required. Vocational rehabilitation is necessary where the injury victim can work but no longer perform the job he or she used to. The costs are also substantial in terms of lost wages and the new duties that fall on the shoulders of other family members.
The good news is that all of these expenses are compensable if you have suffered paralysis as a result of the wrongful conduct of another. The bad news is that in most cases, the person or entity who harmed you may not have the resources to pay these costs. For example, most individual auto insurance policies cover $100,000 in liability – or much less. Where you have suffered a paralyzing injury, you need an attorney who will leave no stone unturned in finding parties liable for your injuries. Often, more than one culpable party may be involved. A diligent, patient, exhaustive investigation is necessary for an attorney representing a paralyzed individual.
It is also essential that the attorney understand the medical lien process, and work to reduce insurance and treatment bills. Where you recover less than the full amount of damages you have suffered, medical insurers often must accept less than full payment of their bills, and a knowledgeable personal injury attorney understands the subtleties of negotiating medical liens.
An experienced Alabama paralysis lawyer should handle your paralysis case. The attorneys at Cross & Smith have recovered millions of dollars for our personal injury clients. We are passionate about our work, and known for our professionalism. Every aspect of your case will be overseen by an experienced attorney with discretion and an understanding of your difficult circumstances. Call us today at (877) 791-0618 for a free confidential consultation.
"I have been friends with Dell Cross since we were roommates at UA Law and have had the pleasure of conferring with Cross & Smith, LLC in a professional capacity for many years. As a law office which specializes in domestic relations and family law matters, it is imperative that my office maintain a consistent client referral relationship with a law firm which can effectively address personal injury matters brought to us by our clients."
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