Ohio Car Accident Paralysis Injury Attorneys

Suffering from paralysis can change every aspect of your life. If you need to speak with a skilled and compassionate attorney about recovering what you and your family need to get through this difficult time, call KNR today.

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A horrible car accident can cause injuries that may significantly impact your life for many years. While a neck, back, or head injury can result in terrible pain and suffering, it can also damage other body parts while reducing your overall mobility. These injuries are extremely sensitive and often never fully heal. Our lawyers have helped many clients, who have been seriously injured and we have considerable experience in handling paralysis injuries in Ohio car accidents. Your accident can leave you with long-term, even permanent medical needs, and you may not be able to work for an extended period – if ever. Do not delay and seek legal help right away if you or a loved one suffered a paralysis injury in an accident caused by someone else.

It’s very common for accident victims to be uncertain about what they should do in the aftermath of a terrible car wreck. The most important thing you can do is make sure that you and your loved ones get the medical attention you need. Ohio law allows you to seek damages from the negligent driver or person who caused your car accident, and for this reason, it is important to call a lawyer immediately after a car crash. Do not accept a financial settlement without consulting a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. A skilled attorney will be your best resource in building a strong case for the compensation that you will realistically need.

The Ohio car accident lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick know how devastating a paralysis injury can be. You and your family may need years of help dealing with medical bills, and your life may never be the same.

To speak with our Ohio accident lawyers, call us today at 1-800-HURT-NOW or submit a request online. We offer free initial consultations and are only paid when you recover compensation.

The Nature Of Paralysis Injuries

Paralysis is the loss of body function due to an injury. These injuries consist of damage to your body’s central nervous system which is meant to transmit signals between your body parts including organs and the muscles that control your limbs. The spinal column that starts at the base of your skull and runs down your back houses the most concentrated part of your nervous system outside of your brain. This consists of the spinal cord that is protected by bones called vertebrae which are held together by numerous muscles and cushioned by soft discs. Damage to your spinal column can not only result in broken bones and inflamed discs, but also tears to your spinal cord.

Depending on the severity of damage done to your spine, you may suffer from reduced or complete loss of control over your limbs or organs below the point of your injury. Unlike most other tissue, nerves do not heal well over time. Therefore, damage to your spinal column can result in permanent injuries to your spinal cord that will impact you for life moving forward. Victims of paralysis can have complete or partial loss of sensation and movement ability to organs or limbs. These types of injuries are often described as the following:

  • Paraplegia – This is paralysis that affects your body from the waist down. You may have reduced or completely lost nervous control of your legs or pelvic organs.
  • Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia – Paralysis that affects the arms as well as legs and internal organs. This damage can partially or completely affect the body below the neck, and will generally require the use of a wheelchair.

Causes Of Paralysis Injuries In A Car Accident

There are virtually an infinite number of ways that you can be injured in a car accident. Damage to your skull, neck, or back can result in paralysis due to the damage sustained to nerve tissue. Many people sustain nervous system damage even in accidents at low speed, and in many cases where they are hit by cars as they travel on bikes or by foot. While every case is different, some of the most common causes of paralysis injuries in car accidents are due to:

  • Lacerations to nerves – If your injury involves a puncture or laceration wound, you may have a partially or completely severed spinal cord.
  • Crushing injury – A crushing impact to your spinal column can break your vertebrae and cause a rupture or laceration to your spinal cord.
  • Deceleration impact – Often described as whiplash, a sudden deceleration or change of direction can cause painful damage to your spinal discs or even a tear on your spinal cord.

How A Car Accident Lawyer Can Help After A Paralysis Injury

Suffering from a head or neck injury can be incredibly painful and requires immediate medical attention. Your doctors may have to perform invasive surgery in the hours or days after your accident. While your medical bills can quickly get out of control, they might not be the only expenses that you face. Many injured people will need medical attention for years after a wreck, and your mobility might forever be reduced. Your injuries can require changes to your everyday life. Having a skilled lawyer can make sure that you recover all of the compensation that you will need as a result of your car accident.

The insurance companies involved in your case will want to pay you as little as possible for your damages, and they will want to end your catastrophic injury case quickly. However, our lawyers have decades of negotiating and trial experience and are ready to take your case to court if you are not offered the financial help you need.

At KNR, we can help you recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical and physical therapy needs
  • Modifications necessary for your home or vehicle
  • Travel expenses related to your injury and recovery
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

Kisling, Nestico & Redick Can Help You

Your life can be turned upside down if you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident. Suffering from paralysis can change every aspect of your life. You may need years of ongoing medical attention, and you might not be able to perform many tasks that you previously took for granted. It’s important to contact a skilled Ohio car accident lawyer without delay if you are to recover the compensation that you will need.

Ohio’s statute of limitations law can prevent you from filing a lawsuit for damages caused by an accident if more than two years have gone by. Your lawyer will have to investigate every detail of your case to identify who was responsible and to determine the complete scope of your damages. For this reason, it’s very important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after suffering from a catastrophic injury. Our team at KNR has decades of experience gathering and studying evidence in car accidents, and negotiating with the insurance companies involved. The sooner you contact us, the more likely we will be able to recover all the necessary compensation you need.

Contact Kisling, Nestico & Redick to speak with an experienced Ohio car accident lawyer today. Call 1-800-HURT-NOW or contact us online to schedule a free, no-risk consultation.

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