Helping in Your Recovery

Legal Help Is Here For Paraplegia And Quadriplegia Survivors

You survived a major accident and, as a result, you now have paraplegia or quadriplegia. Your life is unalterably different. You have insurmountable medical bills, and you do not know how to pay them.

Turn to Law Office of Jacob Goad. Based in Durham, I provide personal attention and outstanding quality of legal service to representing the injury survivors of North Carolina. In particular, I have extensive experience serving members of the Spanish-speaking community who often have difficulty accessing legal and medical services. My name is Jacob Goad, and I am here for you.

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What Type Of Injury Did You Suffer?

Understanding the world of medical jargon can feel overwhelming, particularly when you are also trying to cope with physical recovery and an insurance claim. Three of the most common conditions that result from spinal cord injuries include:

  • Paralysis: The term paralysis refers to the loss of movement in a body part, typically accompanied by a lack of sensation.
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia is the paralysis of the legs and/or lower body.
  • Quadriplegia: Similarly, quadriplegia refers to paralysis from the neck down and affects all four limbs.

Whether your accident involved a car crash, bicycle accident, slip and fall, or another catastrophe, any form of paralysis is devastating.

Recovery, Care And Rehabilitation

Paraplegia and quadriplegia typically require extensive physical therapy. Sometimes, it can help you walk again or regain the use of a limb. In more extreme cases, a patient might lose their independence completely. Either way, the toll on your emotional health and your finances can last a lifetime. Hospital stays, physical therapy, home health aids and ongoing treatment are often prohibitively expensive.

Compensation For Paralysis

Catastrophic injuries involving paralysis tend to have extensive damages, particularly because you often cannot return to your job. Your damages could include:

  • Hospital bills
  • Rehabilitative therapy
  • Prescription medications
  • Home care attendants
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering

It is important that you have an attorney who will advocate tenaciously for you to receive maximum compensation. The expenses related to your injury could last a lifetime. If you accept a settlement that is too low, you will not be able to afford proper care.

Schedule A Consultation To Get The Help You Deserve

No one should have to lose the use of their limbs due to someone else’s negligence. When you are ready to hold the perpetrator of your accident accountable and seek compensation, you can rely on me. Get in touch with me to set up a confidential consultation. Call 919-944-4669 or send me an email to get started.