Colleyville Paraplegia Injury Lawyer

Any accident that leads to a paralyzing injury is invariably a life-altering experience that no one should ever have to go through, especially not when they did not play any role in causing their accident in the first place. Unfortunately, reckless and careless conduct by Texas residents all too often leads to other Texans suffering permanent and debilitating harm—and when that happens, prompt and proactive legal action by the injured person is often the best way for them to protect their best interests in the short term and the long term.

When you have been rendered paraplegic by an accident that was someone else’s fault, you have help available from a compassionate Colleyville paraplegia injury lawyer in making sure that person is held financially accountable for the consequences of their actions. While money alone may not be able to completely reverse your injuries, demanding fair compensation with a catastrophic injury attorney’s support can still be key to ensuring you have the best quality of life possible despite your disability.

How Does Someone Become Paraplegic?

The term “paraplegia” specifically refers to someone who is paralyzed—meaning they have suffered significant loss of sensory and motor function—below the waist, virtually always as a result of a serious injury or illness. While a variety of medical conditions such as tumors, strokes, and degenerative nerve diseases can result in someone becoming paralyzed in the feet, legs, or lower torso, the vast majority of paraplegic injuries stemming from accidents in Texas involve serious trauma to the lowest of three sections of the spinal cord, known as the “lumbar” spine.

“Incomplete” damage to this part of the spinal cord—in other words, twisting or minor tearing of the spinal cord, as opposed to it being completely severed—may result in only partial loss of function below the injury site and may even offer injured people some prospects of long-term recovery. “Complete” injuries, on the other hand, virtually always cause irreversible and total loss of function below the injury site that even cutting-edge medical treatment cannot do much to address. A qualified Colleyville paraplegia accident attorney could help build a strong civil claim around any injury causing paraplegia that stems directly from another person’s misconduct. Some of the most common accident claims include car, truck, and motorcycle wrecks, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, workplace accidents, and sports injuries.

Recovering Comprehensively Within Filing Deadlines

Whether their injury stemmed from an auto accident, a fall caused by dangerous property conditions, medical misconduct, or any other form of “negligent” behavior, a person who becomes paraplegic through an accident they did not cause can demand compensation for all economic and non-economic, past and future losses they can trace directly to their accident and subsequent injury. This can include things like:

  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Emotional anguish and psychological distress
  • Lost work income, benefits, and/or long-term earning capacity
  • Lost enjoyment of life, potentially including lost consortium with a spouse
  • Personal property damage, including disability-related costs for things like home/vehicle modifications
  • Emergency medical expenses and expected costs of long-term care, including for things like wheelchairs, in-home assistance, and physical therapy

As a lawyer can further explain, though, anyone intending to sue over a paraplegia injury in Colleyville must do so no later than two years after initially getting hurt in accordance with Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003, even if their injury is expected to last a lifetime.

Let a Colleyville Paraplegia Injury Attorney Help

Becoming paralyzed by no fault of your own is both physically and psychologically traumatic, and it is more than normal to be unsure of what you should do next or even what you can do to protect your future. By reaching out to seasoned legal counsel, though, you can enforce your rights and proactively demand compensation for every loss your injury will cause for you.

A Colleyville paraplegia injury lawyer from our firm could go over your options with you in more detail during a private initial consultation. Schedule yours by calling today.