If you or someone you know feels they have suffered from paralysis as a result of an accident that was not your fault, it may be in your best interest to contact Cohen & Cohen, P.C, an experienced law firm that offers the best paralysis lawyers in the country. Paralysis is a serious, lifelong injury that should not be taken lightly. Do not hesitate to seek help in order to receive your fair compensation that you deserve.
What is Paralysis?
Paralysis is medically defined as the loss of muscle function is various regions of the body, depending on the severity of the diagnosis. It typically involves some degree of lost feeling as well. Every case of paralysis is different; while some cases are only temporary, many are permanent. In fact, paralysis is much more common than most people think. According to a recent study by Reeve Foundation, 5.6 million people suffer from some form of paralysis. In other words, one in 50 Americans have some form of paralysis, a statistic that be alarming to some readers.
What are Common Causes?
The primary cause of paralysis is damage to the nervous system, specifically to the spinal cord. This may occur in a multitude of ways depending on the context on the injury. Some of the more common causes of paralysis include, but are not limited to:
- Cerebral palsy
- Nerve Injury
- Various forms of trauma
What are Common Effects?
The consequences of paralysis are wide ranging, and vary depending on what caused the paralysis in the first place. However, a large portion result in the need for intense medical treatment, hospitalization, around-the-clock medical care, and physical therapy. Some of the common effects include, but are also not limited to:
- Weakening of the body
- Loss of motion
- Balance problems
- Pressure sores
- Skin injuries
- Difficulty seeing
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty eating
How can a Paralysis Lawyer Help?
If you feel that any of the above symptoms apply to you and you feel that they were inflicted as a result of somebody else’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation. A paralysis lawyer can help you in these trying times, fighting alongside you to hold the opposing party accountable for their actions. Suffering through the pain of paralysis is already an emotional burden, you should not have to worry about legal paperwork and overwhelming financial burdens that may fall on you and your family. After all, it is no surprise that medical expenses in the United States are costly and can be a detriment to an individual or family. Not only does it cost to care for your injury, but it also may lose you potential money you could be making. When a paralysis injury stops you from getting to work, there is yet another economic obstacle to deal with.
Do not wait until it’s too late. Call Cohen & Cohen today and we will be more than happy to work with you and set you up with an expert paralysis lawyer on our team.