When paralysis results from an accident, it raises the stakes of a personal injury lawsuit immensely. Victims will need long-term care and often are unable to continue performing their job. Medical specialists, physical therapists and psychological counseling typically are necessary.
At Vukelich Law Firm, PLLC, in Duluth, we represent victims who face paraplegia or quadriplegia as a result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. These cases are complex and highly emotional. They are also aggressively defended by insurance company attorneys who fight to limit the amount that is paid out.
We’ve Seen These Cases From The Other Side
Attorney John E. Vukelich worked in insurance defense early in his career, so he understands how those lawyers build their case. Our firm frequently enlists testimony from life-care professionals and other specialists who explain in detail the costs involved in transitioning to life as a paraplegic or quadriplegic.
Mr. Vukelich is a trial-tested attorney who is always prepared to advocate on his clients’ behalf when a fair agreement cannot be reached through negotiation.
In addition to recovering compensation for all current and future medical costs, the victims in these cases often require extensive modifications to their homes and a handicap-accessible van to accommodate their needs. Vocational retraining may also be necessary.
In addition to recovering lost income and lost future earnings, it may be possible for a spouse to seek damages for loss of consortium.
We Represent Clients Throughout Minnesota
If you or someone you love has been paralyzed in a car accident, work accident or other incident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, call us at 218-520-0558 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.