Paraplegic Injury Lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky

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Paraplegic injuries, unfortunately, are usually permanent injuries that will drastically affect your lifestyle. You may find yourself unable to return to your previous occupation, or to care for yourself or your family. If you have suffered such an injury, and if someone else’s wrongful behavior was responsible for it, you are entitled to full compensation — and that compensation might amount to more than you think.

Possible Sources of Compensation

Depending on how your injury came amount, you might be able to file a claim against one or more of the following parties:

  • The manufacturer or distributor of a consumer product that injured you (a defective brake drum, for example)
  • The owner of a nightclub that served a customer who later injured you in a DUI accident
  • Your doctor (for medical malpractice)
  • The driver of a vehicle that caused an accident that injured you
  • The owner of a commercial establishment who failed to provide adequate security (if you were injured in a criminal assault, for example)
  • Other possible defendants

Damages You May Be Entitled to

When you suffer this kind of injury as a consequence of someone else’s misconduct, in all likelihood you will be entitled to far more than simple reimbursement of your medical expenses. We have a peer that is a Texas Construction Injury lawyer that helped us to create this resource. You may be entitled to:

  • Your lifetime healthcare costs: This amount could include both medical expenses and lifestyle adjustments (the cost of wheelchairs, a personal assistant, etc.)
  • Your lifetime lost earnings: If you are unable to return to your previous occupation, you may be entitled to the amount of earnings you lost between the time of your accident and the date that you otherwise would have retired from your original occupation.
  • Your intangible (non-economic) losses: This might include pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life. Compensation for non-economic losses is typically far from trivial — in fact, it might add up to more than half of your total recovery.
  • Other expenses: Child care for your children, for example, if these expenses became necessary as a consequence of your injury.
  • Punitive damages: You might be entitled to punitive damages if the defendant’s conduct towards you was outrageous — if your doctor caused your injury by operating on you while intoxicated, for example..

The Clock is Already Ticking on Your Claim

In most cases, Kentucky allows you only a year after the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If that deadline passes, even a private settlement will be out of the question. Contact Lexington, Kentucky personal Injury lawyer Glenn Martin Hammond today so that we can schedule a free consultation — call (606) 437-7777 or complete our online contact form.

We serve clients in Henry Clay, Winburn, Stonewall and elsewhere in Lexington, as well as throughout the state.

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