When you are involved in an accident, you may not know how very serious these injuries can be until you are being told that they will follow you through life and leave a lasting impact. Spinal cord injuries sometimes occur due to direct trauma to the nerves or to the bones and vessels that surround your spinal cord. As you can probably assume, some of these injuries can be very minor, while others are extremely extensive. In some cases, it could even lead to paralysis, which will have a lasting impact.
Of course, long-term, disabling injuries will usually lead to a large recovery in the case of a car accident. With almost 30,000 car accidents happening every day now in the U.S., it is safe to say that many people receive debilitating injuries and need long-term care. One of the most serious consequences of a car accident is when you have been left paralyzed. Paralysis goes by many other names, such as hemiplegia, palsy, and more. This is a type of medical condition where a person loses muscle function in parts of their body. Perhaps it has happened because your legs were crushed in a car accident, or because you have received damage to the spinal cord. These accidents also happen because of traumatic brain injury, where the brain is prevented from communicating with upper muscles, which can create paralysis in those muscles.
How Paralysis Affects Your Life
Your life can be negatively impacted by paralysis because of all the things you can no longer do when you have sustained one of these serious injuries. It wouldn’t be easy for somebody who is now in a wheelchair to return to work in the construction zone. There are many other ways that your injury can impact your life, as you may now need help from family and friends. Perhaps you have been told that you will need to receive medical treatment and rehabilitation, as well as multiple surgeries for years to come. All of this equals one thing: Large financial burdens. The cost of care alone, and lost wages when you are unable to return to work could leave such an impact that you may not know how to get back to your normal lifestyle.
Showing Negligence to Recover in Your Case
One of the leading causes of paralysis today is another party’s negligence. This is because there is a big chance of paralysis in some of the most catastrophic car accidents. Did another party act in a negligent way and caused your accident, and now you will be suffering from the lingering effects for years to come? There are damages in these cases that you may not have even thought of, such as in-home assistance and renovations to a household so that you can get around easier in a wheelchair, or pain and suffering due to the mental anguish of a paralysis injury.
As such, you may find that the damages in these cases are quite large. We want to help you gain maximum compensation in your case so that you can have peace of mind after your injury and begin to move on from the impact. At Vatz Law, we want to help you with your case and guide you through the many laws that dictate how you will recover from your paralysis injury. Call us today for more information on how we can help at 412-391-3030.