Paraplegia is paralysis of the lower extremities, typically caused by an injury to the spine. At Ankin Law Office, 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.
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.
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.
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.