A car accident or other type of accident can leave an individual suffering from a range of injuries, including paralysis.
Becoming paralyzed after an accident can be devastating and require the complete alteration of one’s life. Accommodations must be made to suit the new disabilities, and months of rehabilitation may be needed in order to regain as much normalcy and body function as possible. When the paralysis has resulted from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it may be possible for the victim to file a lawsuit against the careless person to seek compensation for losses suffered.
At Rosenn Jenkins & Greenwald LLP, our attorneys provide clients with experienced legal advice to determine what legal claims they may have and wish to pursue. We have represented numerous injury victims throughout the course of our practice, including those suffering from paralysis and other types of spinal cord injuries. Contact us today or call our office at 570-826-5600 to schedule a free consultation with a paralysis injury lawyer at our firm.
Paralysis cases can stem from all types of accidents and incidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Pedestrian accidents
- Highway accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Premises liability (slip-and-falls)
- Product liability
Types of Paralysis
Most cases of paralysis can be divided into two categories — quadriplegia and paraplegia. Quadriplegia affects nearly the entire body while paraplegia affects only portions. This may mean an individual is able to breathe on his or her own, but cannot move his or her arms or legs. The type of paralysis, and affected body parts, depends on the location of the injury in the body or on the spinal cord. Generally, the higher the injury to the spinal cord, the more complete the paralysis. With the advances in acute treatment of spinal cord injury, incomplete injuries are becoming more common.
However, treatment and rehabilitation of paralysis and other spinal cord injuries is expensive. The medical bills may continue to arrive for years after the initial accident. Our firm can help you deal with the bills and seek compensation from any number of parties, including insurance companies and the person or entity that caused the accident.