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Paralysis After Injury

Suffering an injury of any type can be extremely disruptive and impactful, but an injury that results in paralysis is guaranteed to change a victim’s life in ways that they can not even begin to predict. Paralysis requires serious lifestyle adjustments, treatments, and ongoing aid that not only affect the victim, but their loved ones, friends, and coworkers as well.

If you have been involved in an accident that someone else caused through their negligence, recklessness, malpractice, or other irresponsible acts, then you may be entitled to compensation from them or their insurance companies through a civil lawsuit. These lawsuits use New York tort law as their foundation and seek justice for victims through economic means as opposed to criminal punishments.

To learn more about your rights and options in your own situation, contact us today for a free initial consultation. During your call, you will be able to speak with an experienced legal professional about the circumstances that led to your injury, the impacts that they have had on your life, and how we can help you get the justice you deserve and the money that you are entitled to. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin to act, so do not hesitate. Read more below about paralysis after injuries in New York City, and contact us now.

How Does An Injury Cause Paralysis?

There are many different situations that can cause paralysis, most of which involve nerve damage that either limits or eliminates the brain’s ability to communicate with body parts below the nerve damage. These injuries can occur from things like strokes, drug reactions, illnesses, and other situations, but also occur after traumatic accidents and injuries. We will focus on traumatic injuries and how they can cause paralysis.

The spinal cord is where the majority of the body’s nerve bundle is located, and if it is broken then the nerves will lose their ability to send signals past the injury from the brain. This means that below the broken nerve, the brain will be unable to signal the limb to move, and may also lose feeling as well as mobility.

Partial Paralysis

Partial paralysis refers to a wide range of conditions that may or may not result from a spinal cord injury, as well as other medical conditions that can lead to paralysis. The symptoms of partial paralysis, known as paraplegia, vary greatly from case to case, but can impact victims with things like the inability to use one or both legs or feet, difficulty or inability to walk, difficulty with or total loss of sexual function, loss of bladder control, and possible loss of feeling below the site of the injury.

Total Paralysis

Total paralysis, or quadriplegia, is used when people lost their ability (either partial or complete) to move any of their limbs or body below their shoulders, often resulting from a spinal cord injury that occurs at the neck and severs the nerves. In addition to the symptoms mentioned above for partial paralysis, the victim may need assistance breathing or eating, as well as the possibility of suffering from phantom pain below the injury, or a complete loss of sensation.

Seeking Compensation Through a Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you have been injured after an accident that someone else caused, there is no reason that you should be left struggling with the financial burden that your injuries have caused. We will work with you to build a case using New York tort law to prove to a judge and jury that you are owed a significant amount of money for the economic impacts of these injuries, as well as the non-economic suffering that you are left to endure for the rest of your life.

Contact us now to get started on your case, and we will fight for the financial compensation that you deserve while you focus on getting your life on track after this traumatic situation.