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Orland Park Paralysis Injury Lawyer

Paralysis injuries can have a substantial and permanent effect on your life, due to the severe nature of this type of injury. Michael J Brennan is an experienced Cook County paralysis injury lawyer that can help you navigate the legal process. He is a highly skilled personal injury attorney; who can help get you the most positive outcome for your spinal cord injury claim. When dealing with a personal injury claim, it is best to seek the counsel of a qualified Cook County paralysis injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Paralysis is a condition in which a person can no longer use a group of muscles. Usually caused by some sort of damage to nerves in the spinal cord. While some cases of paralysis are temporary, many are permanent. Ultimately, all require expensive treatment; and even those who recover some or most of the feeling and movement in the affected body parts are generally never the same again.

Paralysis lawsuits can involve large amounts of money because damage calculations will need to reflect your economic, physical, and emotional losses, many of which are projected future costs. To help you determine how much a spinal cord injury lawsuit could be worth, you should work with an experienced Illinois injury attorney.

If you or your family have had your lives turned upside down by personal injury causing paralysis, the Cook County law firm of Michael J. Brennan would welcome the opportunity to provide you with the aggressive, skillful legal representation that you will need to obtain the deserved compensation to which you are entitled.

What Sort Of Paralysis Personal Injury Accidents Can You Seek Legal Action For In Illinois?

There are many types of spinal cord injuries that fall under the personal injury accident umbrella. These include:

What Type of Paralysis Injuries Commonly Result from Personal Injury Accidents?

The Michael J. Brennan Injury and Accident Lawyer offices have helped many people in Illinois and Cook County dealing with spinal cord injury cases. There are four basic types of paralysis injuries that typically occur:

  • Paraplegia: the total loss of movement and feeling in the lower body due to a severe spinal cord injury. People with paraplegia can still use their arms and hands.
  • Monoplegia: the partial or full loss of movement and/or feeling in a limb.
  • Hemiplegia: the partial or total loss of feeling in an arm, leg, and occasionally the torso of one side of the body, usually due to a traumatic brain injury, but sometimes due to a spinal cord injury.
  • Tetraplegia: the total loss of movement and feeling below the neck, including the arms and hands.

Whether you have suffered from partial or full paralysis due to a spinal cord injury in Illinois you could be entitled to compensation to help cover medical costs and lost wages. 

Potential Damages Awarded in Illinois Paralysis Lawsuits

If you live in Illinois and have been paralyzed in an accident, the law allows for damage calculations such as:

  • Lost wages and earning potential
  • Cost of medical treatment, medication, and ongoing rehabilitation
  • Cost of medical devices and equipment (such as wheelchairs, and modifications to your home or vehicles)
  • Pain and suffering damages for your ongoing physical discomfort
  • Emotional distress damages
  • Loss of consortium (deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship due to injuries)
  • Compensation for lowered quality of life

Due to the severity of a spinal cord injury and the potential value of the damage claim, you should work with an experienced personal injury attorney before you take action in a personal injury lawsuit with paralysis damages.

Arrange for a Free Evaluation of Your Case

In legal cases involving paralysis, it is important to look beyond the short term needs of an injury victim. To make sure that any settlement addresses the long term needs of the victim and his or her family.

At the Michael J. Brennan Injury and Accident Lawyer offices, our experienced Illinois personal injury lawyers work closely with injury victims and families, seeking full compensation for the victims of spinal cord injuries causing partial or full paralysis in the Cook County area. Contact our office today by calling (708) 460-9300 for a free consultation or sending an email through our contact form.

Michael J. Brennan Accident & Injury Lawyer – Orland Park Office

16521 S 106th Ct
Orland Park, IL 60467
P: (708) 809-2211

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