Have You Or Your Loved One Been Diagnosed With Paraplegia?
If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with paraplegia after a work-related accident, you are probably still in shock after your doctor broke the news to you. It is understandable considering that you are trying to come to terms with the possibility that you may have to spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair.
But you do not necessarily have to because modern science and technology breakthroughs could mean different options. If you take legal action now and recover a sizeable compensation from the at-fault party or parties you may still have a chance to be able to walk again if you begin your medical treatment immediately. This type of treatment will be expensive and workers’ compensation may not cover all of your costs. If you file for workers’ compensation, you will not be able to sue your employer for damages, however, your injuries might be due to the negligent actions of a third party who would be held liable for financial compensation.
“It could cost you millions of dollars, and there are no guarantees that you will ever be able to walk again or regain the same sensation in your legs as prior to the accident,” says our San Diego paraplegia injury attorney from Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP.
How To Determine The Value Of Your Paraplegia Injury Case?
You have a right to recover the financial compensation you deserve. Determining the full value of your workers’ compensation or personal injury case when suing for something as complex as paraplegia is difficult. Putting a dollar value on paraplegia, the type of paralysis that results in the loss of sensation and movement from the waist down is dependent on multiple factors, such as the permanence of your disability and the severity of your injury. The permanence of your disability will be the most critical factor when determining the amount of money to sue for.
Emotional Distress And Other Nontangible Costs Of Paraplegia
Here at Hiden, Rott & Oertle, our best personal injury lawyers in California understand how important it is to provide those diagnosed with paraplegia not only with legal help but also with moral support. We will do whatever it takes to recover monetary compensation for your mental anguish, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
How do you put a dollar value on never being able to walk again? And how do you measure the extent of emotional distress and mental anguish associated with the realization that you will have to spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair? While determining tangible costs such as lost wages and medical bills are not that difficult (all you have to do is calculate how many days of work you have missed due to the injury and keep receipts for medical expenses), determining the value of the emotional, psychological and mental impact (the nontangible costs) will require the legal advice of a San Diego paraplegia injury attorney in cooperation with medical professionals.
Determining the amount to sue for not being able to enjoy many things in your life for the rest of your life can be problematic without an experienced lawyer from Hiden, Rott & Oertle, LLP, a reputable personal injury law firm in California that has offered thorough and careful assessments of damages and injuries to thousands of people across the state.
Loss Of Income, Medical Bills And Other Damages
The financial burden of paraplegia – or any other type of paralysis, for that matter – can be overwhelming. Besides having to pay for your medical treatment, medication, rehabilitation, retrofitting your home and medical devices, you and your family members will also suffer from the loss of income and the loss of your earning potential, among other things.
Determining the value of lost wages and loss of earning capacity for years or decades to come (or for the rest of your life) can seem impossible, yet an experienced paraplegia injury attorney can help you with this after investigating your particular case and taking into account all relevant factors, including the severity and permanence of your injury, your age and health condition prior to the injury, and many more.
Get A Free Case Evaluation To Calculate Your Damages
Once your lawyer has put together all of the above-mentioned figures, they will then apply a multiplier to the number depending on the facts in your circumstances. Since the total fault of the defendant(s) plays a major role in determining how much to multiply, your attorney will do whatever it takes to establish liability before calculating the damages.