Paralysis is the loss or impairment of voluntary muscular use. In other words, it occurs when a person cannot move one or more of their muscles. Commonly, paralysis is caused by injuries to the brain or spinal cord. It is a devastating injury that can greatly decrease the quality of life.
Sadly, many cases of paralysis occur from accidents that were not the victim’s fault. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you have probably experienced suffering, vast medical expenses, and lost wages. Though no amount of money could take away your pain, paying off the expenses can be overwhelming, especially when you are trying to adjust to living with your injury. Here, at Lowenthal & Abrams, we want to help you obtain the compensation you may deserve.
Types of Paralysis
There are several different types of paralysis. Each type has a different impact upon you and your life. They include:
- Facial – difficulty speaking or swallowing
- Partial – loss of mobility and function
- Hemiplegia – when only one side of the body is paralyzed
- Paraplegia – when the lower limbs are paralyzed
- Quadriplegia – when all four limbs are paralyzed
All of these types of paralysis are life-changing and debilitating. We understand the suffering that you have been going through and we want to help.
Do you Qualify for Compensation?
In order to qualify for compensation for your paralysis, you must have been injured due to the negligence of a third party. That party can be a business or it can be a person. Common sources of permanent paralysis include:
- Serious Slips and Falls – which cause you to hit your head or damage your spine
- Medical Malpractice – leading to brain injury or spinal cord damage
- Improper Signage at Swimming Pools – so you dive into the shallow end and damage your spine
- Car Crashes
- Work Injuries – can also cause paralysis, but they are handled under the workers’ compensation system
When you contact us, we will ask you questions about how you came to be paralyzed. Then we will help you determine whether the cause of your injury is the basis for a lawsuit.
Why Choose L&A?
At Lowenthal & Abrams, our experienced and caring legal team is dedicated to helping each and every one of our clients on a personal level. We have over 40 years of experience helping personal injury victims. Contact us, for a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer, today.