Nebraska Paralysis Injury Lawyer
Suffering any sort of paralysis can be frightening. You may be focused on your medical situation and figuring out how to adjust to life after your injury. That focus is understandable. But you should also be aware that you may be able to recover damages that may help you recover financially from your injury.
A Nebraska paralysis injury lawyer at Inkelaar Law could investigate your specific injury to determine whether others might be responsible for your paralysis. Above all, our compassionate catastrophic injury attorneys are familiar with different types of paralysis injuries and could use that experience to help you as much as possible.
Basic Information About Paralysis
Paralysis may occur in any part of the body, although it frequently happens in the arms and the legs. In some instances, an injury may cause paralysis in some or all areas below the injury site. For example, paraplegia is paralysis that affects some or all of the torso, hips, and legs.
A paralysis injury may result from any injury or accident that involves physical force or trauma to the affected area. Paralysis may also result from a brain or spinal cord injury. Symptoms such as tingling and loss of sensation may occur before complete paralysis. Anyone who believes they may have suffered an injury that could lead to paralysis should contact a qualified medical professional as soon as possible.
Filing a Lawsuit to Recover Compensation
A paralysis injury may result in several out-of-pocket expenses. Those who suffered these injuries may be able to recover some or all these expenses by filing a civil lawsuit. Nebraska Revised Statutes §25-207 mandates that any lawsuit based on personal injury, including a paralysis injury, must be filed within four years. A Nebraska paralysis injury attorney at Inkelaar Law can help you file your civil lawsuit before the deadline.
You may be able to recover different types of damages in a civil lawsuit. For example, in many paralysis cases, you may be unable to work for a period. In severe situations, you may be completely unable to return to your former occupation. If you suffered a paralysis injury, you may be able to recover for:
- Back pay for missed work while in the hospital or recovering from the injury;
- Lost earnings potential if the paralysis results in a long-term or permanent disability; and
- Everyday living expenses if you are unable to work for a prolonged period.
Additionally, if you are physically unable to return to your job, you may be able to collect damages for your lost future earnings. A Nebraska paralysis injury lawyer could provide more detailed advice on recovering damages for each specific injury.
Contacting a Nebraska Paralysis Injury Attorney
Any paralysis injury can potentially cause both immediate and long-term consequences. For example, you may be responsible for your medical costs in the immediate aftermath of your injury. You may also miss work while recovering, resulting in lost wages.
Fortunately, you may be able to recoup these and other types of expenses. Contact a Nebraska paralysis injury lawyer at Inkelaar Law for more information. We could sit down with you and discuss your legal options. The attorneys at Inkelaar Law are here to make sure you are fully protected. Call today.