Paralyzed in a Car Accident
Paralysis caused by a car accident may result in damage to the victim’s legs, or both the legs and arms simultaneously. A car accident that causes injury to the spine, including the vertebrae, ligaments, discs, or to the spinal cord itself, often affects muscles and nerves below the injury site. A spinal cord injury is defined as loss of movement, sensation, and control of bodily functions, like breathing or bowel movements.
The spinal cord is the brain’s connection to the rest of the body’s central nervous system. However, the paralysis is caused, becoming paralyzed due to a car accident leads to a drastic change in both lifestyle and income. Paralysis generally comes with a large amount of new medical needs, including mental health needs as a person adjusts to their predicament.
If you or someone you love was paralyzed in a car accident, it is important to take all the required legal actions to make sure that you’re not burdened with financial and legal problems. Give One Law Group in Beverly Hills a call at (310) 923-9420 to learn more about how our lawyers can help you with your claim.
Car accidents are random and messy, which is why there is no particular circumstances that cause paralysis. There are certain injuries that more commonly result in paralysis than others, however:
- Traumatic brain injury: A blow to the head can cause paralysis if the brain receives damages that result in it losing its ability to control movement or respond to stimuli.
- Damage to the spinal cord: Can cause paralysis because the messages to and from the brain are not able to pass through the damaged receptors in the spinal cord.
- Serious nerve damage to the limbs: Can cause paralysis as that area of the body loses its ability to send or obtain signals to or from the brain.
The medical care required to deal with paralysis is enough to set almost anyone back financially. In some cases, health insurance limits are used up within the first day. When someone is paralyzed in a car accident, the lawyers at One Law Group may be able to help manage insurance, medical bills, the cost of any home alterations, and any associated legalities to help the affected individual move forward.
Someone who has been newly paralyzed could even receive compensation for any long-term issues that show up in the future. If your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer the consequences alone. The experienced car accident attorneys of One Law Group can help. Give us a call at (310) 923-9420.