Paraplegia can result from a car accident, as a by-product of a reckless or negligent driver, in a motorcycle accident, a construction accident, or even a slip and fall. Medical injuries or sports-related accidents could also cause spinal cord injuries. However, the majority and leading causes of paraplegia are 1) car and motorcycle accidents and 2) falls. There are many other scenarios where an innocent bystander can become victim to such a serious injury and sustain paralysis or partial paralysis from the waist down.
Paraplegia victims may have healthy legs but the problem arises with either the spinal cord or brain- a lack of the ability to send or receive signals to the lower area of the body.
Contact the law offices of Jacoby & Meyers today to consult with our legal team and see if we can assist you with your legal case, especially if you sustained a traumatic injury like paraplegia or paralysis.