Paralysis Lawyers in Dallas, TX
Understanding this Type of Catastrophic Injury
Paralysis occurs when the muscles in a particular region of the body have lost motor functionality and, in many cases, all sensation. This can be caused by any serious damage that has been done to the central nervous system—which includes the spinal cord and the brain Since the brain sends signals through the spinal cord to the rest of the body indicating when and how to move, if any part of this system is damaged, the body has no way to communicate as a whole.
As such, paralysis may develop in any part of the body that has been affected by a spinal cord injury This can range from more minor cases, like loss of motor function and sensation in a hand or a foot, to cases of complete paralysis—also known as quadriplegia. This can happen from sustaining a serious amount of force or may even result from an internal complication, like enduring a stroke or developing a condition like multiple sclerosis (MS).
What are the most common causes of paralysis?
According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, approximately 1.9% of the population in the United States suffers from either partial or complete paralysis. This may not seem like a large number, but that includes more than 5,596,000 people.
Of these people, the causes of their injuries are as follows:
- Stroke (29%)
- Spinal Cord Injury (23%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (17%)
- Cerebral Palsy (7%)
- Post-Polio Syndrome (5%)
- Traumatic Brain Injury (4%)
- Neurofibromatosis (4%)
- Unspecified Birth defect (2%)
Unfortunately, statistics show that a great number of these injuries could have been prevented with proper precaution. Although degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis cannot be helped, many people suffer spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and various birth injuries as a result of negligence. If you or your loved one has been paralyzed on account of another person's negligence, you can pursue damages in a personal injury claim. Get in touch with our lawyers today to discuss your case and learn about your rights after a serious injury.
Grounds and Benefits of an Injury Claim
Coping with partial or total paralysis can prove to be a difficult feat on its own. The emotional pain associated with this type of injury can be unbearable, as even the simplest tasks become impossible to complete. For this reason, if your injury was caused by someone else's negligence, it is your right to pursue compensation for the losses that they have been forced to endure.
A successful claim could yield damages for various costs associated with your injury:
- Physical therapy
- Ongoing medical treatment
- Assisted living
- Special accommodations
No victim should be responsible for covering these expenses alone. If your claim is successsful, the responsible party may be required to provide compensation for these expenses. As a result, if you or a loved one has been paralyzed in a negligently caused accident—including a car accident, a slip and fall accident or a workplace accident—you should not hesitate to explore your legal options with a Dallas personal injury attorney from Lenahan Law Firm immediately.
How Lenahan Law Firm Can Help
At Lenahan Law Firm, we understand how overwhelming it can be to endure a catastrophic injuryespecially when it was sustained at the hands of a reckless or careless individual. For this reason, we would like the opportunity to assist you in recovering the compensation that you deserve. By taking advantage of a free initial consultation with a legal professional from our firm, you will have the chance to review the circumstances of your injury with someone that can inform you of your options and walk you through the process of filing a lawsuit.
Even if you are unsure of whether or not you have valid claim, you owe it to yourself to find out. Start today by speaking to a Dallas injury lawyer from our firm in a free consultation!