Paralysis is one of the most commonly occurring consequences of catastrophic accidents. It stands as a textbook catastrophic injury because victims of severe paralysis will face disadvantages for the rest of their life. From completing everyday tasks to seeking employment, paralyzed individuals have to live with the consequences of their injury every day. A paralysis lawyer can help to cover the cost of this injury—both financial and psychological.
Most people feel as though they have a decent sense of the symptoms of paralysis. At its most basic level, paralysis manifests as a complete or partial inability to move a portion of the body. If you’ve recently been involved in a car crash, however, you might experience some of the following symptoms:
- Loss of feeling
- Difficulties with coordination
- Increased difficulty of breathing
- Loss of memory
These are just some of the less commonly discussed symptoms of paralysis. If you notice any of the above, seek immediate medical attention at a nearby trauma center or emergency room.
Paralysis can vary dramatically in terms of severity and prognosis. You have likely heard the terms ‘paraplegia’ and ‘quadriplegia’ before. The former refers to an individual with paralysis in both of their legs; the latter refers to one with paralysis in all four limbs. There is also such a thing as monoplegia, which means the loss of movement in one limb. Stroke victims often end up with hemiplegia—loss of movement on one side of the body.
The degree of movement loss can be partial, or it can be complete. In either scenario, it qualifies as paralysis. It can be either temporary or permanent. If you’re lucky, physical therapy will be all that is necessary to ease the symptoms of your paralysis. But for many involved in catastrophic accidents, this is not the case.
The cost of paralysis runs deeper than meets the eye. The paralyzed have more to contend with than just inconvenience. Like victims of other catastrophic accidents, they will likely face an abundance of medical bills, which are likely to stack up as time goes on. They will also need to cover the cost of physical therapy, and modifications to their home or vehicle. Add to this the fact that they will almost certainly experience lost wages, and it’s easy to see just how devastating paralysis can be.
Do you believe your paralysis was caused by the negligence of a motorist or medical professional? If so, a paralysis lawyer can help. You should not have to bear these costs yourself if another individual caused them. That’s where we come in.
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