Paralysis is the most serious type of personal injury to the spinal cord. Paralysis is defined as complete loss of control of a muscle or muscle group. A case of paralysis can be localized or generalized (global). Localized paralysis affects a specific region of the body, such as one arm, one side of the face, etc. Generalized paralysis refers to a loss of sensation throughout the body.
In addition to being localized or generalized, a case of paralysis can either be temporary or permanent. Temporary paralysis is typically brought on by swelling or pressure on the nervous system resulting from a personal injury to the spinal cord of some kind. Swelling / pressure is capable of inhibiting certain nervous system functions, preventing the victim from moving all or part of their body. When the swelling / pressure associated with temporary paralysis subsides, nervous system functionality is able to return.
An experienced personal injury attorney is generally familiar with personal injuries to the spinal cord. In addition to helping you understand your legal rights and they can asset you in getting the medical attention you may need. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury to the spinal cord, you may have legal grounds to seek compensation. Talk to a personal injury lawyer that is committed to helping clients who have suffered a significant personal injuries due to burns. Don’t delay! Call Clay now!
In addition to temporary paralysis there also exist permanent paralysis which has no curable treatment. Since there is no modality through which to treat dead spinal cord tissue, sufferers of permanent paralysis face lifelong impairment of affected nervous system functionality. Early treatment of paralysis could mean the difference between a case of temporary paralysis and a case of permanent paralysis; the longer a person suffers from paralysis, the more likely it will be permanent.
Auto accidents often cause serious personal injuries to the spinal cord. If the trauma is severe enough, it could result in temporary or permanent paralysis. Studies have estimated that as many as 55% of all paralysis cases result from an auto accident of some kind (truck, motorcycle or car accident).
Personal injuries to the spinal cord incurred as a result of auto accidents are typically associated with vehicular rollovers and roof crushing. When a rollover accident causes roof crush, passenger space is severely depleted, often contorting the victim into positions that put extreme stress on the spinal cord, in some cases causing paralysis.
Although auto accidents are typically associated with driver negligence, they can often be the result of automobile defects. Automobile manufacturers are required to perform a series of roof crush tests to ensure that their vehicles can withstand the force of a vehicular rollover.
If you or a loved one has experienced paralysis, you may have legal grounds to seek compensation. Talk to a personal injury lawyer that is committed to helping clients who have suffered paralysis. Don’t delay! Call Clay now! We provide an initial consultation FREE of charge to you regardless of whether you retain our services.