If you or a loved one has suffered full or partial paralysis as a result of an accident, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. The personal injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida are prepared to fight for you. After a spine injury, you not only deserve compensation, you need it just to be able to make ends meet.
After a paralysis injury, you need compensation for many reasons. First, there are the costs associated with your injury. Medical tests alone to determine the nature and extent of your injury can cost thousands of dollars, and you would be surprised at how much of it may not be covered by your insurance. Physical therapy and rehabilitative surgery also take years to complete, and are very expensive and are not often successful, requiring multiple re-treatments.
On top of this, your earning ability is immediately diminished. If you are lucky, you may be able to return to some position at your former place of employment with light duties and a reduced salary, but most likely you will have to look for another job, with dramatically reduced salary, and you may need retraining to be eligible for the type of employment you can take. Others may not be able to work at all. In these cases, just meeting your set obligations is a major challenge.
Finally, you deserve additional compensation for the impact your injury has on your life. After a paralysis injury, you may not be able to enjoy many of the activities you enjoyed before the accident. Your diminished quality of life cannot be restored with compensation, but perhaps there are some luxuries that can distract you from the dim realities of your injury.
To learn what compensation you may be able to receive after a paralysis injury, please contact a personal injury lawyer at The Cochran Firm South Florida in Miami.