Paralysis is a serious condition in which some or all of the limbs stop responding to commands from the brain. Paralysis can include paraplegia, where only the legs are paralyzed, or quadriplegia, where all of the limbs are paralyzed. Paralysis stems from a variety of causes, including preventable accidents including car or truck wrecks, and can cause serious complications and a total lifestyle change.
This article will focus on how paralysis can be caused, along with an overview of our law firm can fight insurance companies denying a paralysis claim.
What Is a Paralysis Injury?
In many cases, partial or full paralysis results from accidents that cause serious injuries. These accidents may involve damage to the spinal column, so communication breaks down between the brain and the limbs.
Some serious brain injuries can also cause paralysis. In many cases, paralysis injuries are permanent.
According to a study by researchers at the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 242,000 people have paralysis caused by a traumatic brain injury and 1,275,000 people have paralysis caused by spinal cord injury. These people’s lives have changed forever. They may no longer be able to work, and people who suffer permanent paralysis injuries must adjust to a completely different way of life. Paralysis injuries are serious, long-term conditions that can impact many areas of an individual’s life.
Common Causes of Paralysis
There are certain medical factors that are known contributors to paralysis. These conditions include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Multiple sclerosis
Types Of Accidents That Can Cause Paralysis
Many types of accidents cause paralysis injuries, including:
- Auto accidents
- Slip and falls
- Truck wrecks
- Construction site injuries
- Workplace injuries
- Defective products
Insurance and Paralysis
Because paralysis is such a serious condition, it typically costs a lot of money over the course of an individual’s lifetime to treat. Paralysis injuries can cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars in medical bills. Living with paralysis may require expensive modifications to your home and life, including wall-mounted bars to help you move around, wheelchairs and even vehicle modifications to enable you to get around. In addition, you may have expenses if your paralysis injury renders you unable to work.
Insurance companies don’t like paying out on paralysis injuries because they’re so expensive. Surgeries, therapies, and rehabilitation processes start to add up quickly. Insurance companies typically fight paralysis injuries hard to avoid making expensive settlements.
If you have suffered a paralysis injury in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, you need an experienced Texas injury attorney on your side. Call The Anderson Law Firm for a free consultation, and determine if we are the right lawyers for your case.