Paralysis is a catastrophic injury that occurs when one or more muscles stops functioning and a person loses feeling and function in the area. Strokes and spinal cord injuries are among the most common causes of paralysis. The medical bills and rehabilitative costs associated with paralysis and spinal cord injuries can be staggering. Paralysis requires a lifetime of medical care and physical therapy, as well as costly medical devices.
If you have been paralyzed as a result of the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to compensation by pursuing a personal injury lawsuit. Ankin Law Offices, LLC is a Chicago, Illinois personal injury law firm that is dedicated to protecting the victims of catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis and spinal cord injuries, that occurred as a result of negligence, medical malpractice, or intentional misconduct of another.
Social Security Disability
If you are paralyzed, you are likely entitled to social security benefits. Social security disability is a government program established by the Social Security Act that provides income to disabled persons and, in some cases, their families. Social security disability benefits are available to those persons who suffer from a physical or mental medical condition that prevents him or her from engaging in “substantial gainful activity” and is expected to last at least 12 months or result in death.
Social Security Disability (SSDI) provides payments to disabled persons who have earned enough “credits” through the payment of social security taxes deducted from their paycheck prior to the paralyzing accident. There are no limitations on income or assets. On the other hand, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides income only to those disabled persons who have limited income and resources.
Ankin Law Offices, LLC is comprised of a number of highly skilled Illinois social security disability attorneys who are dedicated to helping persons with disabilities, such as paralysis, obtain the maximum social security disability benefits.
Detailed Factual Investigation and Thoughtful Legal Analysis
Personal injury cases involving catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis and spinal cord injuries, require a comprehensive factual investigation into the cause of the paralyzing accident, the anticipated medical and rehabilitative expenses, and the lifelong consequences of the paralysis. As experienced Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys, we are prepared to undertake a detailed factual investigation of the accident and its effects.
Legal claims due to paralysis also require a thoughtful legal analysis. Our knowledgeable Illinois paralysis attorneys are highly familiar with the legal issues and complexities of personal injury lawsuits and we will carefully scrutinize any possible defenses to your legal claim so that we are prepared to challenge any defenses presented by the defendant.
If you or a loved one has been paralyzed as a result of negligence, medical malpractice or the intentional misconduct of another, do not hesitate to contact the experienced Chicago catastrophic injury attorneys at Ankin Law Offices to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible legal claim for your paralysis.