Serious Auto Accidents Can Lead to Partial or Total Paralysis

May 14, 2014 — by Gary Zucker
Tags: Auto Accident Personal Injury Catastrophic Injury

Serious Auto Accidents Can Lead to Partial or Total Paralysis

When people suffer a serious injury due to another person's negligence or irresponsibility, it's important that the negligent party be held accountable for such matters. That's where a personal injury law firm becomes crucial. Our personal injury attorneys believe that accident victims deserve just compensation following serious injuries of any kind.

Right now, we want to explore paralysis experienced after an auto accident and why these sorts of injuries need to be taken so seriously. Our legal team stands behind victims of such serious accidents as well as their loved ones given the trying road ahead.

Paralysis After an Auto Accident Is Extremely Serious

Broken bones, contusions, lacerations, and other such matters needs to be taken very seriously after an auto accident has occurred, but paralysis in particular needs to be taken very seriously. These types of injuries tend to be the result of very serious accidents, particularly when the impacts in these accidents affect the back or neck.

Various kinds of injury to the nervous system can cause paralysis to occur, even if just temporarily, but when one thinks of paralysis after an auto accident, they tend to think of permanent impairment. Let's now look at paraplegia and quadriplegia and describe what each of those types of paralysis mean.

Paraplegia After an Auto Accident

Paraplegia refers to the loss of use and sensation in the lower extremities. It is caused by severe damage to the spinal cord, affecting function of parts of the body below the site of the spinal cord injury.

Quadriplegia After and Auto Accident

Also known as tetrapelgia, quadriplegia refers to the partial or total loss of sensation and use of the limbs and torso. These kinds incidents tend to occur when there is severe injury to the neck or the upper portions of the spine.

The Challenges That Accident Victims Face Going Forward

With regard to paraplegia, accident victims will often be in a wheelchair for the rest of their lives. Accident victims will also note issues some with certain employment prospects and activities simply given their physical limitations, and they will also have a munch more inconvenient time getting around.

When an accident victim experiences quadriplegia, the matters are much more difficult. Assistance will be required for a number of basic tasks around the home, and everyday tasks like making calls and checking emails cannot be done in a traditional matter. In extreme cases of quadriplegia, a respirator and other special equipment may be needed simply to keep the accident victim alive.

Fighting for You and Your Loves Ones Every Step of the Way

Our auto accident attorneys know that injury victims need strong legal counsel. Having good representation on your side can mean the difference between good outcomes and poor ones. We will fight diligently on your behalf to ensure that the negligent party is held fully accountable for his or her actions. We will also be sure to seek compensation for any future medical expenses and/or physical rehabilitation and professional assistance that will be required.

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If you would like to learn more about your legal options after a major auto accident, be sure to contact our Brooklyn personal injury and wrongful death attorneys today. Our legal team will be here for you in your time of need, allowing you to achieve peace of mind and move forward.

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