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Of all the injuries that a person can suffer, perhaps the most debilitating and life-altering is that of paralysis. The loss of feeling and control of one’s limbs presents sufferers with a great number of challenges, in addition to being incredibly expensive over the course of a lifetime of care.
At Guajardo & Marks, we know that there is no dollar amount that can take away a person’s suffering. However, we have also seen firsthand just how quickly things can get out of hand when a person’s financial resources are drained by steep medical bills. If a person’s injuries were caused by somebody else’s negligence, the victim should never have to shoulder the full costs of their injuries. This is where our Dallas paralysis attorneys can help victims in their struggles.
Paralysis can be caused by many different types of accidents or injuries, ranging from back injuries on the job to injuries suffered in vehicle accidents. Let’s take a look at just a few of the common causes of paralysis.
Most forms of paralysis are caused by severe damage to the spinal cord. The area of the body that becomes paralyzed typically correlates to the location of the spinal cord damage. It is often the case that the area below the location of the spinal cord injury loses all physical sensations and movement. In other cases, the movement or sensation is limited, though not totally impaired. Spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis are often caused by:
As you can see from the list above, anyone — from motorists to construction workers — could suffer a paralyzing injury. Tragically, these accidents are more likely to happen to younger people, often in their teens or twenties, according to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
The initial costs of treatment, surgery and other medical treatment upon suffering a paralyzing injury are extremely high, and the costs only increase as a spinal cord injury victim ages. To make matters worse, people with serious spinal cord injuries are sometimes unable to afford insurance to cover the true costs of care.
When a person is paralyzed due to spinal cord damage, they often face:
If you or a loved one has suffered from a paralyzing injury due to the negligence of another driver or an injury on the job, the Dallas paralysis attorneys at Guajardo & Marks can help. We will investigate your case to determine who was at fault for your injuries and provide you with aggressive legal representation to help pay for the damages you have suffered. Contact our legal team today for a free consultation of your case. We earn no fee unless we win.