Can paralysis be cured? Technically there is no means by which paralysis be cured, although paralyzed individuals may be able to regain feeling in the extremities and some or all muscle control with the treatment of the underlying cause of the paralysis.
If you or your loved one has become paralyzed, know what treatments are available to you and what to do if someone else is responsible for the paralysis.
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Possible Paralysis Causes
Paralysis occurs when you lose muscle control in part or all of your body. Paralysis varies in location, severity, time of paralysis, and type of paralysis. Paralysis can be the result of medical conditions such as Bell’s palsy, and stroke remains the leading cause of paralysis. The second leading cause of stroke is spinal cord injury, which can happen at any time in any number of circumstances.
Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sporting accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
In many instances, these causes of paralysis can be the fault of somebody other than the victim. If you or a loved one has suffered a paralyzing injury due to somebody else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your losses.
A Paralysis Attorney Can Help You Pursue Compensation
Some instances where another party may be at fault for your paralysis include:
- An employer who employs unqualified construction workers, leading to an accident that caused your paralysis
- A motorist who was drunk, or one who engaged in other forms of dangerous driving, and caused your paralysis through a collision
- A business owner who failed to de-ice their walkway or clean up a spill promptly, leading to a slip and fall accident resulting in paralysis
There are countless other scenarios in which someone else may owe you compensation for you or your loved one’s paralysis. A lawyer can assist you by:
- Helping you identify the liable party in your case
- Initiating legal action to fall within any relevant statutes of limitation
- Collecting and archiving all relevant evidence of the defendant’s negligence
- Speaking with medical professionals and obtaining documentation of your injuries
- Handling all legal responsibilities required to complete your case
A lawyer can take care of the legal duties of obtaining any compensation you are entitled to, allowing you to focus on recovery.
Possible Damages for a Personal Injury Claim
If you obtain a settlement or favorable judgement, you could receive compensation covering:
- Direct medical costs in the wake of the injury
- Long-term rehabilitation for your paralysis
- Psychological therapy to help you cope
- Lost wages or diminished earning capacity because of your injuries
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
Each paralysis negligence claim is different, but you could collect these and additional compensation coverage if your case is successful.
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