Paralysis as the Result of a Car Accident
Out of the many types of injuries that can result from a motor vehicle accident, perhaps the most critical are those that involve damage to the spinal cord and nervous system. The reason that these types of injuries are so critical is that they often lead to paralysis – either temporary or permanent – for the victim.
Paralyzing injuries can happen in any type of motor vehicle accident – from a high speed collision on a busy interstate to a simple fender bender on a residential road. A paralysis injury involves the loss of muscle function in part of the body, occurring when the nerve paths from the brain to that part of the body are damaged. Paralysis injuries can be either complete (when there is a total loss of function) or partial (when one has difficulty moving or feeling the affected areas).
Paralysis injuries require immediate medical attention, both to treat the injuries and to ensure no further damage is incurred. Typical medical intervention will include multiple surgeries, lengthy rehabilitation and ongoing medical care. Needless to say, paralysis injuries can have substantial, permanent effects on one’s life – from day-to-day tasks to one’s ability to work.
The accumulated costs of medical care, therapy and inability to work can leave the victim facing a financial abyss. To help, according to Florida law, if you or a loved one has suffered from a paralyzing motor vehicle accident caused by the negligent actions of another driver, then you have the right to seek compensation for your physical and financial damages. The first step towards securing the compensation you deserve is to know your legal rights and what you need to do to preserve them.
Why Seek Professional Legal Advice
The key to receiving compensation for your motor vehicle accident paralysis injuries is to prove that the at-fault party was the cause of the accident and that your injuries were a result of this accident. To ensure you properly state your claim, it is advised that you seek the input of an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney. Your attorney will be able to evaluate your case and put together a legal argument for why you should be fully compensated for all of your losses.
Since 1977, James Cunningham has been helping motor vehicle accident victims receive justice and fair compensation for their paralysis injuries. To ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your motor vehicle accident injuries, contact the Law Offices of James O. Cunningham, P.A., at 877-FL-INJURY (877-354-6587) for a free initial consultation.
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