Texas Lawyers for Paralysis Injuries
A diagnosis of permanent paralysis due to injuries sustained in an accident is life-changing. Resuming the life you lived before the accident is not an option, and the medical care and other costs associated with this type of injury can be astronomical. The good news is that if your paralysis was caused by the negligent or intentional act of another, you should be able to recover the compensation you need to put the pieces of your life back together. The legal team at the Texas firm Annie McAdams, P.C., has extensive experience in assisting victims that suffer catastrophic injuries recover the monetary compensation they are due.
Paralysis occurs when there is a breakdown in the ability of your brain to send messages to your muscles. A majority of paralysis cases are caused by injuries to the spinal cord. Typically, wherever the injury occurs on the spinal cord is the place below which the ability to move or feel is affected. The higher on the spinal cord the injury occurs, the more different body parts are affected by the injury and develop some form of paralysis.
Causes of Paralysis
Paralysis can be caused by many different accidents, including:
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Trucking Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Industrial Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
Types of Paralysis
There are different types and severity levels of paralysis caused by accidents. The type of paralysis is generally determined by where the injury occurs.
Monoplegia is paralysis of just one body part, such as an arm or a leg. While the rest of the body may function normally, this one part cannot feel typical sensations or move.
Hemiplegia occurs when there is paralysis in both one arm and one leg, located on the same side of the body.
Paraplegia is paralysis below the waist, and typically affects both legs and hips. While paraplegia does not have to result in permanent and total paralysis, it is a significant loss of movement and the ability to function below the waist. Physical therapy will sometimes allow persons with paraplegia to regain some functioning.
Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, is paralysis below the neck. The torso and all four limbs are paralyzed, and the degree to which a person is affected may vary. Rehabilitation can sometimes enable a person with quadriplegia to regain use and function of their limbs.
Contact a Texas Paralysis Injury Lawyer
Rehabilitation and recovery for a paralysis injury can be a lengthy and costly process. If your paralysis injury was caused by someone else, we can help you recover the compensation you are owed. The personal injury attorneys at Annie McAdams, P.C., are seasoned professionals that fight for their clients. You may reach our firm by calling 713-785-6262 or via our contact page.