Paralysis Injury Lawyer in , CT

For over one hundred years, Buckley Wynne & Parese has helped paralysis injury victims in find answers, seek justice and secure financial compensation.

Paralysis Injury Attorneys In CT

It is believed that nearly one in 50 people in the United States are living with paralysis. This statistic is quite staggering when you consider the current population of the country – that means over 6 million people. That’s about the population of Los Angeles and Chicago combined. But how do so many people experience paralysis, and what should you do if you become a victim of such a debilitating condition?

What is Paralysis?

Paralysis occurs when you’re unable to make voluntary muscle movements and is caused by some sort of malfunction of the nervous system. Uninjured nerves send signals to muscles which make those muscles move. But, when you are paralyzed either completely or partially, you can’t move or control the movements of certain parts of your body. And this can mean a serious change in your quality of life.

Our experienced attorneys assist with the following types of paralysis injuries:

  • Paraplegia
  • Quadriplegia
  • Tetraplegia
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Congenital disability injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Car accident injuries
  • Violent attack injuries
  • Dangerous product injuries

Potential Causes of Paralysis:

Though paralysis can be caused by various medical conditions, including strokes, brain injuries, autoimmune illnesses, etc., some tragic situations can lead to paralysis. These situations can often result in the need for an experienced paralysis injury attorney.

When Buckley Wynne & Parese Personal Injury Attorneys fight for you in your paralysis injury case, you can anticipate funds received at settlement to help with the monumental costs associated with:

  • Medical expenses
  • Equipment costs to maintain life including adaptive equipment, assistive equipment, orthotic/ prosthetic devices, and voice-activated technology
  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Lost wages
  • Wrongful death
  • Legal fees

The Consequences of a Paralysis Injury

Paralysis can severely affect basic bodily functions such as breathing and eating. Paralysis can also involve other body systems, such as loss of motor functioning and feeling. Further, people with paralysis may experience dysfunction in other areas such as:

  • Difficulty breathing, coughing, and increased risk for pneumonia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Speech or swallowing problems (dysphagia)
  • Sexual problems and erectile dysfunction
  • Blood pressure (inability to control) and heart problems
  • Urinary incontinence and inability to control the bowel
  • Pressure injuries (bedsores) and sepsis
  • Body temperature (inability or reduced ability to regulate or sweat below the level of the injury)
  • Chronic or permanent pain

Proving Negligence and Pursuing Compensation for a Connecticut Paralysis Injury

According to Connecticut law, four distinct elements must be proven to assert a successful negligence case for a paralysis injury. A Buckley Wynne & Parese Personal Injury Attorney would be required to establish the following:

  • The defendant owed the injured party a duty of reasonable care.
  • The defendant breached that duty of care and failed to act with the care which a responsible individual would usually exercise in a similar situation.
  • The plaintiff was injured by direct causation of the defendant’s breach.
  • The plaintiff incurred damages due to the negligence of the defendant.

Hiring a Paralysis Injury Attorney in

Making a decision to hire a paralysis injury attorney in Connecticut should be made quickly. Connecticut law allows time for victims who have suffered a paralysis injury to pursue a civil lawsuit and collect damages from the at-fault party. However, there are some limitations in that Connecticut law gives paralysis injury victims just two years from the date of the injury that caused the paralysis to assert a lawsuit for damages.

If it is determined that an individual’s injuries could not have reasonably been found until a later time, the deadline commences from that date rather than the date. An additional exception to the two-year Connecticut statutory deadline for paralysis injuries is if the defendant left the state after the injury occurred but before the plaintiff filed a lawsuit. In these situations, the statutory deadline will pause or toll until the at-fault party returns to the state where the paralysis-causing injury took place.

Contact Buckley Wynne & Parese

A paralysis injury that could have been prevented could turn your life upside-down instantly. But you do not have to face the aftermath of such a debilitating injury alone. Call the team at Buckley Wynne & Parese Personal Injury Attorneys right away to schedule a consultation and case review and find out what legal recourse you could take and what compensation you can anticipate.

Client Reviews of Our , CT Personal Injury Attorneys

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Friendly, professional and VERY responsive!

    Attorney John Buckley was highly recommended to me by quite a few people and upon my first meeting to discuss my case, I knew immediately that I was in good hands. He took his time to explain everything to me in great detail and stayed in communication throughout my entire case. His staff was also extremely friendly, professional and VERY responsive! I actually never had to reach out about my case because they over-communicated with me from beginning to end. My accident was very unfortunate, but I’m extremely grateful I was working with Attorney Buckley through it all! I highly recommend this law firm!!!

    - Jamie B.

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Respectful, extremely knowledgeable, & understanding

    Recently engaged BWP concerning a motor vehicle accident. From the initial consult, and continuing throughout the entire process, John Parese and the entire staff were respectful, extremely knowledgeable, understanding of my goals and supportive to work towards achieving the best possible outcome. It was a very seamless, friendly relationship and a firm that I would highly recommend to anyone.

    - Robert T.

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    Couldn’t have been happier with the services I received!

    I contacted BWP in June 2019, after I was hit by a drunk driver. John Wynne was my attorney. I couldn’t have been happier with the services I received. Everyone I dealt with was very professional and made sure I had all the help I needed. I highly recommend this law firm.

    - Valerie

    Quick and consistent.

    Quick and consistent.

    John Buckley was quick and consistent in relaying information to me regarding litigation, and he and his staff were always very supportive of any requests I made. John’s experience and strategic expertise made the difference in dealing with the insurance company, and we achieved the best possible outcome thanks to his vigilance. Cannot recommend BWP highly enough!

    - Richard

    Thorough, caring, and patient.

    Thorough, caring, and patient.

    I don't have the words to describe how wonderful John Parese was to work with. He took my family and I under his wing during a difficult time. He was by our side for 3 years while I was treated. He was thorough, caring, and patient. He was always there to answer questions and made us feel that he was in our corner. John explained our options and walked us through the process many times. It was WAY outside of my comfort zone to go to litigation, but he believed in me and my case. He was phenomenal in court and I was very proud to be part of his team. We are forever thankful and would recommend him to anyone!

    - The Yanellis

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable.

    Kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable.

    John Parese is an excellent attorney who provided care that was needed at an extremely difficult and a long period of time. He and his team are very dedicated and gave professional guidance in various aspects. I am very grateful for having received a degree of release for the painful accident, and trauma which was unfortunate and terrifying. Mr. Parese is very kind, patient, honest and extremely knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend his help to people in need.

    - Xueping Q.

    Two thumbs up!

    Two thumbs up!

    John Parese is an amazing attorney! He constantly checked in with me to make sure I was feeling better after my accident and gave me updates on where we were in the process. I never doubted that I was in good hands. Thank you John and also to your team! Two thumbs up!

    - Kristen R.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff.

    Wonderful staff. They gave the impression that they really care for their clients. I will call on them again if I need in the future.

    - Kelly B.

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients.

    Excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients.

    John has assisted me with several issues. He is an excellent attorney who always fights to protect his clients. I was able to recover medically knowing John was fully handling the insurance and issues with my case. I will continue to use him in the future.

    - Danielle Q.

    Very professional and his team is wonderful!

    Very professional and his team is wonderful!

    Attorney Parese helped me with my car accident. He is very professional and his team is wonderful. I highly recommend his services for car accidents!!! Thank you John.

    - Walter P.