If you’ve suffered from a spinal cord or traumatic brain injury that resulted in paralysis, call a Bellevue paralysis lawyer at The Jones Firm at 425-434-9248 for a free consultation.
Brain and spinal cord injuries and the resulting paralysis are catastrophic, life-altering blows to you and your loved ones. Lifelong do-it-yourselfers may suddenly require assistance for previously simple acts like getting dressed, going to the bathroom, or driving to a doctor’s appointment.
Injuries like this take a significant toll on the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of everyone involved. It would help if you had a law firm with experience and to handle this stressful and emotional time in your life.
Our paralysis attorneys at The Jones Firm are 100% committed to your case. We have worked on thousands of personal injury cases and won millions of dollars for our clients.
A Bellevue Paralysis Lawyer Can Help Repair Your Life
Damage to spinal or brain tissue is particularly devastating because there is little to no chance of total recovery. Brain and spine injuries that cause paralysis to alter your life permanently.
The Jones Firm paralysis law firm will work for you and with you to file insurance claims and seek damages for the catastrophic personal injury you must now live with as the result of another party’s negligence or mistake.
Our Bellevue paralysis attorneys are knowledgeable, thorough, and communicative. We have the experience you need in a Bellevue paralysis lawyer after a traumatic accident.
Avvo rates our law firm a 10.0, meaning the Jones Firm is a superb, top-rated personal injury attorney. The majority of our cases—95%—are personal injury cases.
We are local:
Bellevue Areas Of Practice
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Bicyclist Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Construction Accidents
- Highway Design Defects
- Traffic Violations
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Types of Paralysis
The effects of a spinal cord injury depend on where in the spinal cord the injury occurred. Generally speaking, the higher the place of injury on the spinal cord, the more comprehensive the paralysis.
Sustaining a brain injury halts the signals the brain sends to your arms and legs. Therefore, you can’t move your limbs, even though they are physically intact.
Paralysis injuries fall into the following categories:
- Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia
Paralysis injuries can be complete, partial, localized, or generalized.
Paraplegia defines paralysis that occurs only on the lower portion of your body—primarily your legs, but sometimes your torso as well. Paraplegia results from a traumatic brain injury or spine injury below the neck.
Quadriplegia or tetraplegia defines paralysis that occurs in all four limbs—both arms and legs. A brain injury or injury to the high cervical nerves of the spine will result in this level of paralysis.
Paralyzing accidents may result in brain injury and the paralysis of just one limb or muscle. The term for this is monoplegia, a localized paralysis. Monoplegia is often associated with cerebral palsy.
Hemiplegia is paralysis of the limbs on either the right or left side of your body. Hemiplegia can result from injury to the cervical spinal cord or brain.
Common Causes of Paralysis
Paralysis is a result of injury to your brain or spinal cord. These injuries most commonly occur after a motor vehicle accident, fall, sports injury, or as the result of a medical condition such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease).
Paralyzing injuries can occur due to:
- Medical error or neglect during childbirth
- Workplace accident
- Cerebral palsy
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Car accident
- Congenital condition
- Acts of violence
A traumatic brain injury from a car accident, act of violence, fall, or other cause interrupts communication between your brain and your muscles. The resulting paralysis can affect your long-term health in a variety of ways that may require additional treatment.
In the aftermath of a traumatic paralysis condition, your focus should be on healing and living the best life you can. Your caregivers or loved ones should be able to focus solely on helping you recover and adjust to your new normal.
When you work with a paralysis injury attorney at The Jones Firm after your injury, we will work on your behalf to recover damages and give you peace of mind that you can take care of yourself in the future.
Paralysis Injuries Compensation in Bellevue
On top of coping with the physical, emotional, and mental effects of an injury that results in paralysis, you are likely facing financial burdens. The initial financial impact of your injury includes the costs associated with treatment when the injury occurred, such as ambulance fees, lifesaving care at the hospital, medication, hospital stays, and neurological tests.
If you were injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you and your family should not have to bear the burden alone. If you work with The Jones Firm, we will comprehensively review and investigate the circumstances of your injury to determine the costs to you throughout your lifetime. We will work tirelessly to recover damages for injury victims due to:
- Lost wages
- Caregiver’s lost wages
- Initial medical treatment
- Ongoing medical care
- Future medical treatment costs
- Mental and emotional support and treatment
- Adaptations to your living conditions
- Wrongful death
Don’t try to take on all these tasks alone. The Jones Firm has the knowledge and experience you need for paralysis injury cases. Our Bellevue attorneys will fight for you to help you cope with the extensive and devastating effects of losing the use of your limbs.
Benefits of Hiring Our Paralysis Lawyer
Paralyzing injuries are daunting, confusing, and scary. You will have a lot of questions to which you deserve answers. It would help if you worked with a law firm that understands the obstacles ahead.
The Jones Law Firm in Bellevue, WA, is on your side and will fight for you. Our team of attorneys is:
These are the qualities you want to look for in a Bellevue paralysis lawyer, and they are the characteristics we take pride in offering our clients at The Jones Firm.
We Understand What You’re Going Through
There is no easier way to say it—if you or a loved one is facing life with a paralyzing injury, the tasks ahead are daunting. If another party’s negligence or error caused the injury, they and their insurance company should bear some of the costs of your care.
Don’t face the staggering costs of paralysis on your own. Call a Bellevue paralysis lawyer at The Jones Firm in Washington today at 425-434-9248 for a free, comprehensive consultation.