Simeone & Miller, LLP are dedicated personal injury attorneys, we commit to navigating the complexities of your case, aiming to secure the comprehensive compensation necessary for your care, rehabilitation, and future. Our experience and empathetic approach ensure you don’t face this journey alone. Trust us to guide you through every step and protect your rights. Contact us today to learn how we can help.

Understanding Paralysis

Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in part of the body that occurs when something goes wrong with how messages pass between the brain and muscles. It can be complete or partial, occurring on one or both sides of the body. If the paralysis affects the lower half of the body and both legs, it is called paraplegia. If it affects both arms and legs, it is called quadriplegia.

The causes of paralysis are varied and can include spinal cord injury from an accident, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and conditions such as cerebral palsy. The impact of paralysis on an individual’s life and the lives of their families is profound, affecting mobility, independence, and daily activities. Despite the challenges, advancements in medical treatment and rehabilitation can help improve the quality of life for those living with paralysis. 

Types of Accidents That Can Lead to Paralysis

Paralysis can result from a variety of accidents, such as:

  • Vehicle accidents: High-speed collisions or rollovers can cause spinal cord injuries, leading to paralysis. This includes cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.
  • Falls: Slips, trips, and falls, especially from significant heights, are common causes of spinal injuries, resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia.
  • Workplace accidents: Industrial, construction, or manual labor environments pose risks of severe accidents that can damage the spinal cord.
  • Sports and recreation injuries: Activities such as diving, football, or skiing without proper safety measures can lead to accidents with paralyzing injuries.
  • Medical and surgical errors: Mistakes during surgical procedures or medical treatment can inadvertently injure the spinal cord, leading to paralysis.

Accidents leading to paralysis dramatically change lives, necessitating expert medical intervention and seasoned legal guidance to ensure victims receive the care compensation they need and deserve. 

Determining Liability

In accident-related paralysis cases, establishing negligence is essential. Negligence occurs when an individual or entity fails to act with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances. This lack of care must directly result in an accident causing injury, such as paralysis. 

Proving negligence involves demonstrating the following:

  • The defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff
  • There was a breach of this duty
  • The breach directly caused the injury
  • The injury resulted in significant damages

For example, all drivers in the DMV area must drive safely and avoid injuring others. A driver who breaches this duty by speeding and causing an accident that results in paralysis to another driver or vehicle occupant may be found negligent. 

At Simeone & Miller, we are dedicated to guiding our clients through this complex process, ensuring they are fully informed and expertly represented to maximize their compensation and facilitate their journey toward adjustment and recovery.

How Simeone & Miller Can Help

Our firm provides comprehensive legal support to people with paralysis resulting from accidents. We understand the complexities involved in such cases, from proving negligence to negotiating with insurance companies. We are committed to ensuring our clients receive the maximum compensation possible, which includes covering medical expenses, lost wages, and adjusting to a new way of life. 

Trust Simeone & Miller to fight for your rights and secure your future. Let us handle all the legal details so you can focus on recovery and rehabilitation. When you partner with us, you will have comfort knowing that we’ll fiercely advocate for your best interests.

Talk To An Experienced Washington, D.C. Paralysis Injury Attorney Today

If you or a loved one has been impacted by paralysis due to an accident in Washington, D.C., Virginia, or Maryland, turn to Simeone & Miller. Our team will offer legal guidance and compassionate support to secure the compensation and care you need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Simeone & Miller, LLP, based in Washington, D.C., provides personal injury and medical malpractice legal services across Maryland and Virginia. In Maryland, our services extend to Baltimore City, Prince George’s County, Montgomery County, Howard County, Anne Arundel County, and Frederick. In Virginia, we serve clients in Arlington County, Alexandria, Fairfax County, Fairfax City, Falls Church, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park.