For motorcycle lovers, life is all about freedom and the open road. Imagine, then, if that freedom is taken away when you are paralyzed in a motorcycle crash. In the blink of an eye you lose your ability to ride a motorcycle or even walk. Your life, and the lives of your family members, has changed dramatically.
Approximately 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in moderate to severe injuries. Because of the force of the motorcycle crash, spinal cord injuries are common. These serious injuries can result in paralysis. If you or a family member are paralyzed from a motorcycle accident, you deserve just, fair compensation. You need the legal advice of an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer, one with decades of experience. Call 1-800-MOTORCYCLE today for a free consultation to learn how you can receive maximum compensation.
Paralysis affects the area extending below the point of damage to the spine. Spinal cord injuries can be:
- Cervical Injuries – These injuries affect the neck region and, although helmets provide some protection, still do occur in motorcycle crashes.
- Thoracic Injuries – These injuries affect the mid-back region.
- Lumbar Injuries – These injuries affect the lower back region or sacral part of the spine.
To understand how paralysis works, if the neck is damaged in the cervical region, right at the midline of the neck, the person will be paralyzed from that point down. If the damage occurs at the lumbar portion of the spine, the person will be paralyzed from the point of damage down, but will retain use of their arms, hands, fingers, and chest. This is referred to as partial paralysis.
The spinal column is especially sensitive. It does not take much damage to result in serious, even lifelong injuries. Paralysis victims require ongoing medical treatment and face extensive medical bills. In addition to the medical care immediately following the crash, there will be months or even years of rehabilitation and a lifetime of necessary medical care.
Beyond the costs of care, you may be unable to return to your job. You may require a less physically demanding job, and that can result in a decrease in pay. When such serious accidents occur, the lifelong financial implications must be taken into consideration. We place your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering at the forefront of your personal injury claim.
Whether you face partial or total paralysis, your life will never be the same again. Each morning you will be reminded of the limitations placed on you due to the injuries caused by a negligent party. But that does not mean that you are a victim! At the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, we will help you fight back and get compensation that is reasonable and will provide for your future.
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Living with paralysis requires ongoing medical care. State-of-the-art devices have been crafted to help paralyzed people function more independently. But these devices are costly, and can require adaptations to your home. Paralysis is a life-changing injury. Even partial paralysis means a lifetime of extensive medical care. Most people with full paralysis will require full-time in-home medical care or care at an inpatient treatment facility.
Special medical equipment is needed to care for someone paralyzed after a motorcycle crash. In the case of partial paralysis, for example, the person will likely need a customized electric wheelchair and a special van for transportation. It is easy to understand why the costs for paralysis can easily extend into six figures. In addition, the medical needs of someone who is paralyzed are enormous, and these costs will continue for life. Even with excellent health insurance, your costs will quickly eat through any savings you have in reserve.
The trauma of a motorcycle crash that leads to paralysis extends beyond medical, however. Paralyzed individuals may lose the ability to work or to enjoy their hobbies. Their life activities will have to be altered to meet their restricted needs. No amount of money, no matter how high, is enough to help them fully regain their independence.
In cases such as these, we seek the highest possible compensation. We want to do our part to ensure the family can focus on healing, recovery, and creating new memories.
When you get in touch with the Law Firm of Kass & Moses, you will speak with a motorcycle lawyer with over 25 years of experience representing injured motorcyclists.
We understand the call of the road, and we understand, too, the loss of freedom. That is why we vow to be just a phone call away, at any time, as we move forward with your case. With us on your side, you can focus on your future.