The human body can be a surprisingly delicate instrument. Any damage to the spinal cord could prevent signals from your brain from reaching the rest of your body in a process called paralysis. Paralysis could be temporary or permanent and can be caused by a number of different accidents. If you or a loved one have experienced paralysis because of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Typically, blunt force is what causes damage to the spinal cord or neck. For example, in a car accident, your spine could easily be damaged by the impact of the collision. Alternatively, many incidents of paralysis happen when people dive into shallow pools and land at an angle that puts excessive pressure on the neck and spine.
The following accidents could all lead to paralysis:
Depending on the kind of damage, people can experience different types of paralysis. For example, certain birth injuries can cause infants to lose strength and feeling in one arm, called monoplegia. Hemiplegia can affect one arm and one leg on the same side of the body. Paraplegia can affect both legs, and quadriplegia (tetraplegia) can affect both arms and both legs. Typically, the more paralysis you experience, the harder it is to cope with the condition. Someone with paralysis in both arms and legs, for example, will likely have a hard time performing the same job they used to, especially if they had a particularly active position (an athlete, for instance). Caring for yourself can also be extremely expensive. According to statistics, people with high tetraplegia can expect to pay about $1 million for care during the first year of their condition alone.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of another party, make sure they are held responsible for their actions. Our skilled Kansas City personal injury attorneys are glad to help. We pride ourselves on obtaining the maximum possible compensation for our clients and have a track record of achieving successful results.
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