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.
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Illinois Catastrophic Injuries Lawyers
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, 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, 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 to schedule a free consultation and discuss a possible legal claim for your paralysis.
Chicago Paraplegia Lawyers
Paraplegia is paralysis of the lower extremities, typically caused by an injury to the spine. At Ankin Law, we frequently handle cases involving paraplegia caused by car accidents, truck accidents and other types of motor vehicle accidents, among other acts of negligence. Our goal in every case is to get the victim maximum compensation.
Long-Term Medical Attention
When pursuing compensation in these cases, our Chicago paraplegia attorneys understand that this is not the type of injury that is simply treated and healed. Treatment is typically ongoing and may include various types of physiotherapy. Furthermore, paraplegia can result in various complications, ranging from bedsores to thrombosis. When we seek compensation, it has to be sufficient to cover all future treatment and any complications that may arise. We have an impressive record of success in these types of cases.
Victims of paraplegia may be entitled to compensation not only for medical expenses and lost wages, but also for pain and suffering. Because paraplegia is typically the result of a spinal cord injury, it may come with nerve-related complications such as chronic nerve pain in the areas surrounding the injury. We always take these lasting and traumatic effects into account when calculating the appropriate amount of compensation to pursue.
Paraplegia And Motor Vehicle Accidents
Typically, the paraplegia cases our lawyers handle are the result of motor vehicle accidents. From rear-end collisions caused by distracted drivers on cellphones to head-on collisions caused by drunk drivers, we have the experience necessary to build a strong and successful case. We will see that the negligent party is held accountable and that you get full compensation.
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Call us at 312-600-0000 or send us an email. We handle all paraplegia injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless we provide results.
Chicago Quadriplegia Lawyers
Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, is paralysis of all limbs and the torso. It is often the result of damage to the brain or spine. At Ankin Law, our Chicago quadriplegia attorneys are committed to getting maximum compensation for victims who have had their lives changed by this serious medical condition.
What Caused The Quadriplegia?
In many cases, the brain or spinal injury that leads to quadriplegia is the result of a motor vehicle accident. Our lawyers handle cases involving car accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and much more. We work hard to see that negligent drivers are held accountable when their acts change someone’s life, and we go up against insurance companies that try to avoid paying out the compensation that the victim needs to make his or her life as comfortable as possible after suffering paralysis.
A Lifetime Of Medical Care
Not surprisingly, personal injury cases involving quadriplegia typically involve high dollar amounts. Compensation is going to need to cover not only the costs of the emergency room visit, but the costs of all future surgeries and rehabilitation efforts. It is going to need to cover the cost of a wheelchair and all replacement wheelchairs in the future, not to mention the costs of converting homes and vehicles to be wheelchair accessible. In most cases, the victim will need regular medical supervision, which does not come cheap. We take care to work with life-care planners and economists to understand exactly how much money will be necessary to help the victim now and for the rest of his or her life.
Free Consultation: Quadriplegia Attorneys In Chicago
Call us at 312-600-0000 or send us an email. We handle all quadriplegia injury cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless we provide results.
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