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Melissa Paralysis Injury Lawyer

Paralysis, or a loss of muscle function, is an extremely debilitating and catastrophic injury that can become a serious legal issue. Survivors of paralysis injuries may seek compensation for their damages when another party is liable for their injury, and when doing so it is often best for them to seek the services of an experienced attorney for assistance with their case.

If a recent accident left you paralyzed by no fault of your own or even through the partial fault of someone else, contact a Melissa paralysis injury lawyer as soon as possible to begin going over your options for recovery.

Determining Liability in Paralysis Injury Cases

Some states follow a comparative negligence rule when determining liability for personal injuries. Others use contributory negligence. In Texas, and in Melissa by association, the model courts follow is called modified comparative negligence.

This means that the amount of compensation the person causing injury owes the injured person for an injury will be reduced by the percentage of fault the injured person is responsible for. In other words, if a person is found to be 25 percent at fault for the injury that caused their own paralysis, they would receive 25 percent less compensation than they theoretically could have received if the person causing the injury is found 100 percent at fault. Texas is a modified comparative negligence state meaning that if the survivor is found more than 50 percent at fault for their injury, they recover nothing.

This makes it imperative to retain a dedicated Melissa paralysis injury attorney who will present evidence to the court and argue for as much liability as possible for the person causing the injury in order to maximize the total compensation.

Types of Compensation

Paralysis injury cases can lead to two types of compensation being awarded to the injured person. Economic damages are awarded for issues to which monetary value may be easily assigned, such as the cost of medical care or the loss of wages resulting from an inability to work.

Non-economic damages or what I refer to as human damages are in many ways more serious and more difficult to assess. These can include physical pain and mental anguish, physical impairment, and sometimes loss of consortium with a spouse as well. These are real and important damages that take a legal team knowledgeable and willing to invest the time and effort to fully develop.

In Melissa, there is no upper limit on the amount a jury can compensate a survivor for these human damages in all personal injury cases other than medical malpractice cases.

Statute of Limitations for a Paralysis Injury Claim

In order to keep a claim from being dismissed by the court, an injured person generally has to file their paralysis injury claim within two years of the initial injury. Failure to do so may result in the claim being rejected outright and a loss of the ability to recover any damages for that particular injury. In some cases, like filing a lawsuit against a city or other governmental unit, the time limit can be much shorter than the normal two years. A law office normally needs at least several months before limitations to properly evaluate or prepare a lawsuit. A seasoned lawyer could help someone file a claim within the statute of limitations.

Speak with a Melissa Paralysis Injury Attorney Today

If you suffered a paralysis injury, it is essential that you contact a Melissa paralysis injury lawyer as soon as possible. A skilled attorney may be able to help you recover compensation that you need for medical costs and lost wages, as well as non-economic, human damages. To get started on your case, call today and schedule a consultation.

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Mary Thompson
Mary Thompson
20:51 25 Feb 20
From the very first meeting with the McCraw Law Group we were treated with respect and care. They were so helpful is... trying to speed things up. We all know that when you have a lawsuit against some one there will be problems. This group of lawyers were very attentive and knew how to get what we needed. I will call them again if anything comes up that I need a lawyer.read more
Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor
19:46 12 Feb 20
McCraw Law Group is an exceptional firm and I could not ask for more than what I received with their services. All of... their staff, from the clerks to the attorneys, were extremely helpful and caring and constantly asked me if I needed anything or if I had any questions or concerns. If you need to have someone on your side and trust them to have your best interests in mind, I would place that trust in The McCraw Law Group.Would I recommend them to my friends and family? I would without a doubt.Would I like to have them on the other side of a courtroom and going against them? Absolutely Not.To the staff that handled my case, I greatly appreciate all of your work and the result speaks for itself. Thank you!read more
Justin Hansen
Justin Hansen
12:29 07 Feb 20
The staff at the McCraw law group are second to none. They are intelligent and hard working people that will do their... best to make sure you are set to recover physically, emotionally, and financially from any injury. Thank you so much!!read more
Zane Allen
Zane Allen
04:39 18 Dec 19
I was in an accident in March and had injuries resulting from the crash. Obviously my first call was to a doctor to get... checked out but was told I was going to need physical therapy. My second call was to the McCraw Law Group. They took care of all of the grunt work so that all I had to focus on was getting better. They were very communicative about the process, and better yet, they were incredibly responsive to any emails, calls, and questions. I was very appreciative and thankful for all of their hard work. They are a great group of people to work with when you’re needing the help.read more
Elisa Dean
Elisa Dean
15:38 16 Dec 19
I recommend The Mccraw Law Group to anyone who is hurt in an accident.My experience has been wonderful. They do the... best they can to get the most from the insurance company. My communications have been with Vanessa, Suzanne and Jason.Jason is very special to me. He understood my needs and was very caring and the sweetest attorney I have ever met. He was honest and did everything he could to bring my case to a conclusion.Vanessa and Suzanne are very sweet and are there to help every step of the way.read more
Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas
19:07 10 Dec 19
First time needing a lawyer. Everything went extremely smooth and quick. Mr. McCraw went to my house after my car wreck... and I knew at that point that I was in good hands. Everyone who works there are so nice and will answer any questions or concerns you have. Thank you guys for all of your help.read more
Adelyn Braswell
Adelyn Braswell
17:02 10 Dec 19
When me and my family recently got hit by a drunk driver. They helped us with everything we needed. We had so many... questions and didn’t hesitate to answer. It was our first time with any lawyer so they made everything so easy for us, and got it all done so quick. They did everything in their power to get us all the money we deserved. They were all so friendly and I would recommend them to anyone.read more
Courtney Brooks
Courtney Brooks
16:12 12 Sep 19
I had a wonderful experience from beginning to end with the McCraw Law Group. My case was accepted and I was kept up to... date on how it was proceeding, and when it came to a settlement, we got more than expected. Everyone was very kind, the court proceedings went smoothly and I was extremely satisfied. I will definitely use them again if anything else arises.read more
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