Whether partial or total, temporary or permanent, an accident that results in paralysis can change your life forever. And even if you have health or disability insurance, you need to understand that they will not cover all of your losses. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your monetary losses as well as your pain and suffering. You need a Los Angeles paralysis lawyer who can help you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life.
Damage to the spinal cord, brain or nerves are often the most common causes of paralysis. Almost any accident can result in paralysis, but here are some of the most common:
Spinal cord or nerve damage may also result from negligent medical care, such as errors during surgical procedures.
While spinal cord injuries may cause permanent disability, not every accident results in paraplegia or quadriplegia. The effects of a spinal cord injury depend on the type and level of the injury. There is currently no effective treatment for complete spinal cord injuries that result in permanent paralysis below the level of the injury.
Each of these causes presents unique challenges when it comes to proving your claim, which is why it’s so important to work with an experienced Los Angeles paralysis lawyer who has experience proving your case and making your claim as strong as possible.
Accident victims may suffer different types of paralysis:
Generally speaking, this is a loss of mobility and sensation of the torso and legs. You may experience some loss of sensation and mobility due to the location and severity of the injury, but victims usually retain mobility of the head, neck, and arms.
This is a total and complete loss of mobility and sensation in all four limbs and the torso. There are five different gradations of tetraplegia, determined by the extent of the loss of sensation and mobility.
While your medical expenses resulting from your accident may be exorbitant, it’s important to remember some of the other costs that may actually be more significant:
In addition to these “hard” costs, it’s important to keep in mind the mental and emotional toll your accident could have on you. Many paralysis victims suffer from depression, anxiety, and emotional distress as a result of their injury.
If you are now paralyzed due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 800-789-8840 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.
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