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When a traumatic event interrupts the connection between your brain and your muscles, you may experience paralysis as a result. After sustaining a spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury, for example, you can lose valuable nerve or brain function, which may compromise your mobility and control.
If you’ve been paralyzed by an accident, you understand paralysis can take away much more than your ability to move. At Spohrer Dodd Trial Attorneys, we can help you offset the damages caused by paralysis, and take the first steps toward securing your future.
Paralysis is any loss of strength and/or control in a muscle or set of muscles. It is typically caused by nerve damage in or near the brain or spinal cord. Depending on which nerves are damaged, you may experience different types and degrees of paralysis.
Any part of your body can become paralyzed after a traumatic accident. When paralysis affects one particular body part or a small area of the body, it is considered localized. If a wider part of your body is paralyzed, your paralysis is general.
General paralysis is broken down into the following categories:
In many cases, quadriplegia also affects the function of vital organs like the heart and lungs. Still, people with all forms of paralysis can lead happy and fulfilling lives. If you’ve been paralyzed, the appropriate resources can help you move forward after your injury.
If your injury was caused by another person’s negligence, you can pursue the tools you need with a catastrophic injury lawsuit. Explore your options today with a phone call to 904-309-6500.
Sometimes, paralysis develops over time or in conjunction with other diseases or conditions. Nevertheless, paralysis is considered a catastrophic injury if it emerges during a traumatic accident.
The situations below may lead to paralysis:
Outside of accidents, nerve damage can be caused by negligent practitioners during medical procedures and, tragically, at birth.
If you or a loved one was paralyzed as a result of another’s mistake or carelessness, contact our Jacksonville paralysis attorneys today.
Unfortunately, researchers have not yet found a cure for paralysis. That being said, there are many options available for treatment and support.
If you’ve been paralyzed, you may be able to take advantage of:
Like all other goods and services, these support systems cost money. In addition to your new care requirements, you may have lost your job or be unable to work.
Filing a lawsuit can help you handle these costs and losses.
Contrary to what you are shown in movies and on television, filing a lawsuit is not always a vindictive or vengeful act. In many cases, those affected by traumatic accidents and medical errors face new financial realities. When this is the case, sharing consequences with the responsible party is fair and just.
Our legal team at Spohrer Dodd Trial Attorneys can help you obtain the finances you need to live your best life going forward. We are backed by over 150 years of collective legal experience and have recovered over one billion dollars on behalf of clients like you.
Find out if we can help you during a free, no-obligation consultation. Help is waiting for you in our Jacksonville offices at 904-309-6500 and online.