Georgia Paralysis Injury Attorneys
Paralysis Injury Lawyers Who Win
At Butler Prather LLP, we help people put their lives back together after a tragic event. And we get impressive results for our clients. Our firm has won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million, and we’ve also won over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.
Paralysis is a complex medical issue. If you were severely injured in an accident, you’ll want to enlist the services of the most qualified paralysis injury attorneys, and you won’t find anyone better than Butler Prather LLP.
We’re located in Georgia, but the experienced litigators at Butler Prather LLP work with clients from across the nation. We understand the unique challenges facing accident victims with paralysis, and we know how to get you the recovery you need to take care of yourself and your family.
Call (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.
Symptoms of a Paralysis Injury
Paralysis is when you are unable to move certain parts of your body. It occurs because the connection between your brain and your body has been damaged or disrupted by a spinal cord injury or a medical condition such as a stroke.
Your spinal cord is a collection of nerve tissue that runs from the base of your neck all the way down the center of your back. Your spinal cord is protected by the spinal column, which consists of a series of bones called vertebrae.
A blow to the neck or back or an object that penetrates the spinal column may cause paralysis. Symptoms of paralysis include:
- Reduced muscle control
- Loss of feeling
- Loss of mobility
- Loss of sexual function
- Impaired breathing
- Anxiety and depression
- Reduced circulatory function
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Bedsores and other infections
Treatment for a Paralysis Injury
A severe spinal cord injury causes permanent paralysis. The full extent of the injury depends upon where the injury occurs and the level of the damage to the spinal cord.
Complete paralysis is when the patient cannot move or control the paralyzed muscles at all, and there is no feeling below the point of injury. Partial paralysis is when the patient retains some feeling or control over the paralyzed muscles.
The two main types of paralysis are quadriplegia and paraplegia. Quadriplegia, sometimes referred to as tetraplegia, is paralysis from the neck down, including the trunk, legs, and arms. Paraplegia is a paralysis of the legs and lower body.
The Costs of Treating Paralysis Injuries
Paralysis will completely disrupt your life. It impacts your job, your health, your family, and everything you do. Paralysis also generates astronomical medical bills and living expenses.
The costs of living with paralysis are staggering. The patient will probably require more than a million dollars to cover the first year of treatment alone. And the living expenses for someone with paralysis will often exceed $200,000 a year.
A patient with paralysis will require several million dollars to pay for their treatment over the course of a lifetime. These costs include:
- Emergency services
- In-home nursing care
- Spinal surgery
- Mental health treatment
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Vehicle modifications
- Medical devices
- Electric wheelchairs
- Ramps and railings
- Specially designed showers
Accidents That Require a Paralysis Injury Attorney
Accidents that damage any portion of the patient’s spinal cord may cause paralysis. Motor vehicle collisions are a major cause of paralysis. Paralysis can also be the result of violent crime, work related injuries, or injuries caused by football, skateboarding, and other high-impact sports.
Premise liability accidents account for a significant portion of paralysis injuries. Landlords, businesses, and other property owners have a responsibility to eliminate hazards such as broken stairs, walkway obstructions, slippery surfaces, and loose handrails.
Types of injuries that cause a paralysis include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Big rig truck crashes
- Pedestrians struck by motor vehicles
- Bicycle accidents
- Falls from height
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Physical assault
- Sports and recreational activities
- Medical errors
Contact a Georgia Paralysis Injury Lawyer at Butler Prather, LLP
If you or a loved one is suffering from paralysis due to the negligence of someone else, it’s important to meet with a paralysis injury attorney right away. The statute of limitations varies depending on where you live, and many states have strict filing deadlines.
Georgia personal injury lawyers at Butler Prather LLP will file a suit against anyone whose behavior contributed to your injuries. This may include large corporations, trucking and delivery firms, manufacturers of defective products, public and private officials responsible for maintaining safe roads, and other powerful interests.
Butler Prather LLP will dispatch our investigators to the scene of the accident right away. We will also file an injunction to prevent anyone from destroying evidence. Our investigators will interview witnesses, review the police report, and inspect the accident scene.
Our investigative team works with medical experts and crime scene specialists to find out who’s responsible for your injuries. A personal injury claim for an accident victim with paralysis includes the following types of damages:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future living expenses
- All types of expenses caused by the injury
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
We’ve Won Billions of Dollars for Our Clients
At Butler Prather LLP, we take on the biggest cases and win. Our team isn’t intimidated by anybody. In fact, we’ve won lawsuits against some of the largest corporations in the world.
We treat our clients with respect and compassion, and we always have time to take your call.
Call (706) 322-1990 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Butler Prather LLP.