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A Paralysis Personal Injury Claim

If you suffered paralysis that was caused by an accident that was the result of the carelessness or negligence of another party, there is probably compensation that you are entitled to for this injury. In most cases, however, you will need to have a personal injury attorney representing you in order to receive all of the compensation that is rightfully yours.

Paralysis is the loss of voluntary movement in a region of your body. It can be partial or complete loss of function of that area of your body. This is particularly true in regard to feeling or power of motion in the region of your body that is affected. In other words, paralysis is losing feeling and not being able to move the affected part of your body.

Complete paralysis


When most people think of paralysis, it is complete paralysis that they are thinking of. Complete paralysis means that you lose all of your ability to move the affected area of your body, and you lose all feeling or sensation in the affected area.

However, there can be what is known as incomplete paralysis. Incomplete paralysis is paralysis in which you still retain some degree of movement or feeling in the affected region of your body. This movement or feeling is restricted and limited.

There are instances where paralysis affects only one muscle in you body. However, most of the time, paralysis affects a compete region of your body.

Paralysis is classified by the part of your body that is affected. Paralysis is classified as:

Monoplegia - This is paralysis that affects just one of your limbs.
Hemiplegia - This is paralysis that affects just one side of your body.
Diplegia - This is paralysis that affects the same region of your body on both sides, such as both sides of your face.
Paraplegia - This is paralysis that affects both of your legs and your trunk.
Quadriplegia - This is paralysis that affects all four of your limbs and your trunk.

As mentioned at the beginning, your paralysis may be the result of an accident that was not your fault. It may have been brought about by a motor vehicle accident, premises liability accident or slip and fall accident. In any case, it was an accident that was due to the negligence or carelessness of another party.

At the present time, treatment for paralysis is limited to helping you adapt to life and making you as independent as possible. Treatment consists of:

Mobility aids like braces, wheelchairs, mobility scooters and other devices
Surgery and amputation
Vocational therapy
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy.

There are instances in which you may regain mobility and sensation in your affected area. Sadly, in most cases, feeling and movement are never recovered in the affected region of your body.

Again, If you sustained paralysis that came from an accident that was caused by the carelessness or negligence of another party, there is likely compensation that you deserve for this injury. In most instances, however, you will need the representation of a personal injury attorney in order to get all of the compensation that you are entitled to for your paralysis.

Article written by James Shugart

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