Paralysis refers to the loss of muscle function in your body. Depending on the nature of the paralysis, the condition can be characterized by these symptoms:
- A gradual numbness that steadily worsens
- An inability to move some or all of your body parts
- Feeling in extremities that comes and goes
- Muscles that are stiff
- Muscles that are flaccid
There are several forms of paralysis characterized by differing symptoms.
There Are Several Forms of Paralysis
No two cases of paralysis are the same, and some are quite different. Some of the types of paralysis vary by:
- The cause of the paralysis
- The part(s) of the body that the paralysis affects
- The severity of paralysis
- The length of time that the paralysis persists
- Whether the person with paralysis will be able to regain muscle function in some or all of their body
- The muscles’ reaction to the paralysis
The type and symptoms of paralysis that you or your loved one have will impact your odds of recovering muscle function. Paralysis management and treatment forms include:
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Assistive technology
- Supportive devices
- Adaptive equipment
- The use of mobility aids
The circumstances of your paralysis will partially determine whether you are able to overcome the paralysis. For some, like those with Bell’s palsy, paralysis is likely temporary. But for others, such as many who have endured a traumatic spinal cord injury, the symptoms of paralysis may ultimately prove lifelong.
Paralysis Resulting from Negligence
Some forms of paralysis arise because of an accident, and sometimes those accidents were avoidable. In these cases, your injuries may be the fault of somebody who failed to protect you from an unreasonable level of danger. Some circumstances that may lead to paralysis with negligence can include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Defective product-related accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and fall and trip and fall accidents
- Sports accidents
- Medical procedures gone wrong
These are just a few of the many potential circumstances where negligence can lead to paralysis. If you or your loved one was paralyzed in these or any other circumstances where you believe somebody was at fault for your injury and resulting paralysis, you could be entitled to compensation.
A Lawyer Can Assist You
A lawyer can help you in your pursuit of damages by:
- Helping you identify the liable parties in your case
- Collecting evidence of negligence such as witness testimony to dangerous behaviors or conditions or video of a motor vehicle collision
- Handling all legal proceedings in a timely manner in conjunction with any relevant statutes of limitation
- Protecting your rights throughout the legal process
If your case reaches a settlement or favorable judgment, then you could be entitled to financial awards covering medical expenses, lost wages, long-term rehabilitation, and other costs that arise because of your injuries.
Working with a knowledgeable paralysis injury attorney is your surefire way to receive both economic and non-economic damages for your damages and losses from the responsible party. You could file an insurance claim on your own, but you risk receiving a low-ball offer from the insurer. Once you accept a settlement, you will not be able to reopen the case or file a new claim for your case. In other words, talk to your attorney first and let them handle the settlement negotiations. If the insurance company does not offer what you deserve, your lawyer will take your case to court.
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