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  • American Association for Justice
    As members of the AAJ, we are committed to promoting a fair, effective justice system that allows for victims of misconduct or negligence to obtain the justice they deserve.
  • Rhode Island Association for Justice
    Members of the Rhode Island Association for Justice follow the organization’s mission: Working together to ensure equality.
  • Rhode Island Bar Association
    The Rhode Island Bar Association has been working to uphold and protect federal and state laws since 1898, with an emphasis on maintaining a democratic government and honoring the justice system.
  • DC Bar
    Membership with the DC Bar provides us with access to legal research materials, professional service providers, and more that can be used for the benefit of our clients.
  • Super Lawyers
    Only 2.5% of attorneys in a given state are selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars® list. Members must be aged 40 or younger, or be in practice for 10 years or less.
  • Distinguished Martindale Hubbell
    Distinguished® attorneys are peer-review rated and selected based on their honorable professional achievements.
  • Brain Injury Association
    Our work with the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island is designed to provide information and services to survivors.
  • Brain Association of America
    As members of the Brain Injury Association of America, we are the voice of awareness, and we are here to help survivors.
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  • Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    Southern New England Brain Injury Law Center
    This is a society of multidisciplinary brain injury professionals who come together to discuss issues concerning brain injury and bring the science behind brain injuries into practice.
  • Melvin M Belli
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Paralysis Lawyers in Providence

Helping People with Paralysis in Providence Lead Better Lives

As a spinal cord injury victim is preparing to return home after hospitalization and rehabilitation, disability accommodations are critical.

Compared to almost any type of personal injury case, paralysis requires adaptive technology. A paralysis patient is likely to need durable medical equipment, for one thing. Necessary equipment may include a motorized wheelchair and a mechanical lift that may be used for moving the person from bed to chair or chair to shower. Home modifications are also necessary in many cases: Doorways may need to be widened, kitchen countertops may need to be lowered, and wheelchair ramps may need to be installed at the outside doorways of the home.

After a Serious Accident, How Will You Live at Home with Spinal Cord Damage?

A positive attitude and a loving family can make all the difference in the quality of life that an accident victim living with paralysis can achieve. If you have these assets, you are already ahead of the game. However, challenges for a paralyzed person and his or her family can seem endless. Ongoing health challenges can be best managed with quality assistance from dedicated caregivers. A spinal cord injury often leaves a sufferer with lifelong disabilities and related complications such as recurring urinary tract infections (UTI) and a risk of stroke.

Of course, financial resources are also essential. To help you cope with life as a paralyzed individual after a serious car or truck accident, Karns & Kerrison is prepared to collaborate with health care providers, life care planners, and economists. Well-documented testimony from experts can help our Providence paralysis attorneys build a strong and persuasive injury claim or lawsuit on your behalf.

Support for a Paralysis Accident Victim: Personal Care, Special Transportation

Whether the injured person is left to cope with paraplegia or quadriplegia, he or she will most likely need daily services of personal care attendants. Ideally, the accident victim should continue to engage in physical therapy and/or occupational therapy as an outpatient. For this purpose and for other outings (for work, doctors' visits, social engagements, and recreation), modified transportation will become a necessity. Whether the paralyzed person uses private or public transportation, a special car, truck, or van, a vehicle's wheelchair accessibility will be a requirement for getting around.

Living with paralysis is a challenge unlike any other. Paraplegic and quadriplegic accident victims are some of the most courageous people we have encountered in our personal injury law practice in Providence. We realize, however, that recognition for bravery is not what they seek. There are very real needs and challenges that these injured individuals and their families face every day.

Contact Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Providence

If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis, we invite you to call our office at (888) 281-3100 to schedule a free consultation. Our Providence personal injury lawyers can advise you on your rights and options.

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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