Washington Paralysis Injury Attorneys
Phillips Law Firm Can Handle Your Paralysis Claim
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
can have similar causes, but the results are quite different. These two types of paralysis
in most cases in the United States are caused by auto accidents
, motorcycle accidents
, pedestrian accidents
, and workplace accidents. The experienced lawyers at Phillips Law Firm will help you seek proper compensation for your injury.
What Causes Paraplegia?
The severing or severe damaging of the spinal cord in the lumbar section of the spine can cause the victim to lose use of their legs and/or lower extremities.
The brain is a delicate organ that can have unpredictable consequences when damaged. Paraplegia is one of them, either losing all function or partial function of the legs and lower extremities.
Many work Injuries, car accidents, and pedestrian injuries result in crushing injuries where the legs are completely crushed with serious damage to both the bone and nerves. The bone can heal with proper care and physical therapy, however, nerve damage is extremely hard to heal and may never fully recover.
What Causes Quadriplegia?
Quadriplegia is characterized with being paralyzed “from the neck down.” The neck is a very vulnerable section of the spine. When the spinal cord is damaged or severed at the neck, quadriplegia is a very real possibility.
The severing or severe damaging of the spinal cord in the upper thoracic or lower cervical section of the spine can cause the victim to lose use of all limbs and general use of extremities.
Trauma to the brain to the degree where it causes quadriplegia generally is accompanied with serious cognitive challenges as well as physical challenges.
Living With Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Serious life changes in the types of physical activities should be expected.
Depression is common and victims should continuously seek both mental and physical therapy to help them cope.
- Environmental Changes
Modifications to current environments or a complete environmental changes should be expected.
Victims should be prepared to encounter people who will ask them inappropriate or repetitive questions.
Victims have found both solace and challenges with family. It is important that family take the time to understand the injury and challenges the victim faces.
Many victims have found that their disability helps them determine their true friends and bring them in touch with a whole community of people who understand their situation.
- Medical Expenses
Paraplegia has ongoing medical expenses and more regular checkups than the general population, however, quadriplegics have a laundry list of ongoing and costly medical expenses (in-home care, machines, therapy, etc).
- Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a integral part of any permanent disability and it is important that it is ongoing through the whole process.
Companionship is an issue and the sexual consequences of the injury deserves compensation.
Being paraplegic or quadriplegic doesn’t necessarily mean that the person cannot work. Retraining is an important part of living with the disability.
We will seek compensation for:
- Medical costs - Emergency, hospital, and fees.
- Ongoing medical costs - Physical and mental therapy, pharmaceuticals, and speech therapy.
- Loss of income - Lost wages and potential income.
- Pain and suffering - We seek general damages and special damages.
- Lost quality of life - Due to permanent personal injury or other factors.
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