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Hitchcock Paralysis Injury Lawyer

According to Texas law, when you are paralyzed because of someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior, you are entitled to compensation.

Negligence is based on the premise that everyone is expected to act reasonably in situations where others are at risk, such as driving or operating work site machinery. If a person acts irresponsibly and causes an accident, they should compensate the injured individuals.

If this sounds like your situation, our hardworking catastrophic injury attorneys could fight tirelessly to get you fully compensated. We will not settle for less than you deserve to stabilize your financial future. Contact a Hitchcock paralysis injury lawyer today to better your odds.

Types of Paralysis

Paralysis can occur when an accident causes spinal column trauma, blocking the nerves that signal muscle movement. There are categories based on the extent and location of paralysis in the body, including:

  • Hemiplegia: Affects one side of the body
  • Monoplegia: Immobilizes one arm or leg
  • Diplegia: Affects matching sides of the body, such as both sides of the face
  • Paraplegia: Affects the body below the waist
  • Quadriplegia: Immobilizes below the neck

Even considering the life-altering effects of these conditions, obtaining fair compensation is still challenging. A paralysis injury lawyer in Hitchcock could negotiate with insurance companies and file a civil litigation case if a settlement offer is unacceptable.

Compensatory Damages and Caps on Paralysis Cases

Most paralysis injuries are sustained in motor vehicle accidents, with alcohol being a factor in 25 percent of them. However, medical malpractice is another area fit for civil litigation involving paralysis.

Parties paralyzed due to medical malpractice cannot collect non-economic damages awards of more than $250,000 from each physician involved in the accident or more than $500,000 from all medical facilities involved. It is difficult to assess non-economic damages amounts because injuries are subjective. They include, among other things:

  • Re-adjusting life to paralysis
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of the enjoyment of life

Texas does not restrict economic damages in civilian situations, including monetary losses such as medical bills and lost wages. Talk to a Hitchcock paralysis injury attorney to learn more about award caps and how to apply them to achieve the best outcome in a case.

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages punish an offender who has acted with gross negligence, including particularly harmful or egregious behavior. The goal of this is to deter these actions in the future.

A personal injury lawyer must plead punitive damages separately after compensatory awards. Punitive damages are capped at twice the amount of economic damages added to non-economic losses, up to $750,000.

Get in Touch With a Paralysis Injury Attorney in Hitchcock Today

The human body is vulnerable in many situations and there is a high risk of paralysis in certain types of incidents. When you were in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence that led to paralysis, our compassionate team at Schechter Shaffer & Harris, LLP could help.

Our mission is to help you win the most favorable insurance settlement or damages award possible in your case. We understand what it is going to take for you to build a new life with restrictions due to your injury, and justice should be served.

A Hitchcock paralysis injury lawyer could guide you through your case for compensation. Call today to schedule an initial consultation.

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