There are a wide variety of injuries that may result in paralysis. These may include, but are not limited to car accidents, industrial accidents, gunshot wounds, slip and falls, sports injuries, or assaults. These types of accidents may lead to a serious spinal cord injury, which may then result in permanent paralysis. However, it is also important to know that not all paralysis is caused by spinal cord injuries. In some cases, paralysis is caused by traumatic brain injuries, birthing complications, and cerebral palsy.
If you or someone you care about has been paralyzed as a result of an accident or event, our personal injury lawyers can help you get compensated for your injuries and pain and suffering. Contact a personal injury lawyer in your area to get started.
Possible causes of spinal cord injuries:
Paralysis involves the loss of muscle function in a part of your body. Paralysis in both legs is called paraplegia. Paralysis in your arms and legs is called quadriplegia. Both forms of paralysis can be caused by a spinal cord injury. Any form of paralysis requires lifelong medical attention and continued treatment. You may also need intensive physical or occupational therapy. You will need specialized medical equipment to help you function on a day-to-day basis. Paralysis may also lead to other medical problems down the road due to the lack of movement.
Paralysis may also lead to the loss of gainful employment. For example, if you are a construction worker and injured in a slip and fall accident that results in paralysis, you will not be able to return to work as a construction worker. You may need to be completely retrained in a new field that is feasible given your injury, or you may need lifelong financial support.
Have you or someone you love been paralyzed? Our personal injury attorneys can review your case and help you get compensation. Contact a person injury attorney in your area today.