Paralysis is one of those catastrophic injuries that we don’t want to imagine. Paralysis is the inability—whether temporary or permanent—to move a part of the body. In almost all cases, paralysis is due to nerve damage.
Accidents that Can Cause Paralysis
Paralysis is often the result of a serious injury resulting from the negligence or wrongful acts of another person or business, such as:
• Car, truck, or motorcycle accidents
• Sports injuries
• Slip and fall accidents
• Construction injuries
• Medical malpractice
• Workplace accidents
• Pedestrian accidents
To name a few. This list is not exhaustive. To discuss a personal injury claim in which you or a loved one was paralyzed, contact an experienced injury attorney.
Types of Paralysis
There are many types of paralysis because there are an infinite number of ways that the body can be injured. For example, paralysis can be partial or localized (affecting only certain limbs or regions of the body). However, more serious forms of paralysis can affect the entire body.
Caring for a Paralysis Victim
Victims of paralysis often require extensive, expensive medical care. Ongoing treatments relating to physical and emotional therapy may be necessary, leading to hospital bills that even the largest insurance plans might not fully cover. You need to ensure that your injury attorney has experience handling cases like this and will fight the insurance companies to get you every dollar you deserve. Extreme forms of paralysis can unfortunately result in permanent disabilities, resulting in a lifetime of expensive care.
If you have suffered from paralysis or other debilitating injury as of the result of a someone’s negligence, harmful product or wrongful act, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights and potential for financial recovery. A qualified paralysis attorney can offer an evaluation of your case and help you determine if you are entitled to compensation for:
• Compensatory Damages
• Lost wages
• Loss of future wages
• Loss of consortium
• Punitive damages
• Pain and suffering
• Medical costs
• Rehabilitation costs
• Vocational training
• Psychological counseling
• In-home nursing care
• Legal costs
• And other related costs and damages
Paralysis can be one of the most frightening and difficult conditions to face if you or a loved one has suffered from a serious injury. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person or business, reach out to the experienced injury lawyers at Ghozland Law Firm today.