When someone else’s careless or negligent actions lead to an injury, you do not deserve to bear the financial consequences yourself—the person responsible should have to compensate you for the damage they caused. When the injury has a permanent impact on your life, as with injuries that lead to paralysis, this is even more true.

Although the principle is simple, the process of receiving compensation can be complicated. A Dover paralysis injury lawyer can help you navigate the complexities inherent in the legal system to help make it more likely that you receive fair and adequate compensation for your injuries. Reach out to Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya today to begin reviewing the details of your circumstances with a trusted catastrophic injury attorney.

Common Ways Paralysis Occurs

Paralysis can happen when damage to the nervous system disrupts the body’s ability for the brain to communicate with the muscles. Without the brain being able to direct the rest of the body, motor function is lost. Although some paralysis may be temporary, permanent paralysis is also possible.

Paralysis can occur anytime there is damage to the nervous system, particularly when someone experiences a traumatic injury to the spine, neck, or head. There are several situations where injuries to these areas of the body are more likely, such as:

The paths to receiving compensation can be different depending on which of these situations lead to the paralyzing injury. Perhaps more than one person may liable and held accountable , the availability of insurance may differ, and the available compensations for damages could change. Working with a Dover attorney who regularly handles serious injuries matters such as paralysis injury cases can help an injured person properly identify, analyze take the appropriate steps, to maximize the appropriate recovery in these specific situations.

Damages Available After a Paralyzing Injury

In general, Delaware does not place a limit on the total dollar amount of compensation, or “damages” that a person can recover after an injury, though recovery may be limited by the amount of insurance coverage available. An attorney with experience in paralysis injuries in Dover can help an injured person determine if any recovery limits apply in their context.

Recovery is directly related to the extent of the injured person’s actual harm. The burden is on the injured person to prove the damages and costs that the injury imposed upon them. These costs can include objective, calculable items such as medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages. They can also include subjective figures such as emotional distress and pain and suffering. For paralysis injuries, one of the most important categories an injured person and their Dover attorney need to prove is future medical expenses. Because paralysis is frequently permanent, the amount of compensation should include ongoing rehabilitative treatments and assistive or adaptive devices the injured person will need to purchase to help them engage in everyday tasks given their new levels of mobility.

Reach Out to a Dover Attorney With Experience in Paralysis Cases

When you have experienced a significant injury, an attorney can assist you in managing your case, negotiating with insurance companies, and, if necessary, filing a lawsuit to protect your legal rights and ensure you receive the damages you deserve for your losses. Schedule a consultation with a Dover paralysis injury lawyer from Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya today to learn more.