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A Paralysis Attorney Can Help Relieve Your Financial Burden


If you have suffered an injury resulting in paralysis, you could miss months, years, or even a lifetime of work. With lost paychecks and a diminished capacity for earning, it is imperative that you hire a qualified paralysis attorney to help secure your financial future. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal or back injury resulting in paralysis or another catastrophic injury, contact the committed team of attorneys at Hepworth, Janis & Kluksdal in Boise, ID. We can work diligently on your behalf to help you seek damages for injuries and future hardships.

Difficulties and Expenses of Paralysis

Paralysis is life-changing. You will likely feel immense physical pain, anxiety, anger, and disbelief at your situation. You may not be able to return to work or enjoy hobbies for an extended period of time, if ever. Relationships with parents, spouses, friends, and partners will change, as they transition into the role of caretaker. Alterations may need to be made to your home in order to make it wheelchair accessible. You will likely routinely visit doctors, physical therapists, and psychiatrists.

While our team of personal injury lawyers at Hepworth, Janis & Kluksdal cannot fix your injury, we can help alleviate your financial burden by recovering damages for you.

Beyond the emotional turmoil, you will be subject to a deluge of medical costs and, without a means of income, you may face tremendous difficulty staying on top of bills. Medical expenses can impact both the short and long term. They include:

  • Ambulance and hospitalization
  • Medication
  • Doctor, physical therapist, and psychiatrist visits
  • Rehabilitation
  • Wheelchairs and other assistive devices

While our team of personal injury lawyers at Hepworth, Janis & Kluksdal cannot fix your injury, we can help alleviate your financial burden by recovering damages for you.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

Broadly speaking, spinal cord injuries are divided into two categories: incomplete and complete. Incomplete spinal cord injuries are partially severed and allow some function to be retained. Complete spinal cord injuries are fully severed and eliminate function altogether. The most common spinal cord injuries include:

  • Anterior Cord Syndrome – An injury to the front of the spinal cord that damages motor and sensory pathways in the spinal cord. Movement will be difficult, but some sensation may be retained.
  • Central Cord Syndrome – An injury to the center of the cord that damages the nerves carrying signals from brain to spinal cord. This often results in a loss of motor skills, partial impairment in the legs, and paralysis of the arms.
  • Brown-Sequard Syndrome – Damage to one side of the spinal cord, making movement impossible on one side of your body.
  • Tetraplegia – The result of damage to the cervical spinal cord, this is the most severe paralysis, producing some degree of paralysis to all limbs.
  • Paraplegia – A result of damage to the thoracic spinal cord, paraplegia removes sensation and movement from the lower half of the body.
  • Triplegia – A loss of movement and sensation in three limbs.

Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries and account for more than one in three spinal cord injuries every year. Alcohol use plays a major role as well, factoring in about one in four spinal cord injuries. Other causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Falls – Particularly problematic among the elderly, falls account for more than a quarter of spinal cord injuries
  • Violence – Gunshot knife wounds and other violent encounters make up approximately one in seven spinal cord injuries.
  • Sports – Impact sports, such as football and hockey, as well as diving in shallow water account for just under 10 percent of spinal cord injuries.
  • Disease – Cancer and arthritis, among other diseases, have been known to cause spinal cord injuries.
A football player lies on a doctor's table
Contact sports injuries account for 10 percent of all spinal cord injuries and can result in partial or full paralysis.

The Importance of Expert Legal Representation

Between doctor visits, rehabilitation, medication, home alterations, and loss of income, the financial impacts of paralysis can be devastating. Our personal injury law firm works tirelessly to protect the rights of spinal cord injury victims and ensure that our client’s medical costs are covered. We will evaluate your case to determine liability and pursue maximum compensation to cover not only your medical costs and lost wages, but also non-economic damages including pain and suffering.

Contact Our Personal Injury Law Firm

Since 1952, our attorneys at Hepworth, Janis & Kluksdal have been helping personal injury victims regain financial stability. Schedule your free initial consultation by contacting our office online or by calling (208) 343-7510.

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