Paraplegia injuries can occur as a by product of various types of accidents. Some of which include motor vehicle or car crashes and collisions, construction project accidents, premises liability cases and more. 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. Other scenarios where an innocent bystander can become victim to such a serious injury and sustain paralysis or partial paralysis from the waist down do exist as well.
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. Spinal cord injuries can include damage to the thoracic, lumbar or sacral spine
What To Do If you Sustained a Devastating Injury Like Paralysis & Paraplegia
The first thing to do when an individual is injured or involved in an accident is to seek medical attention immediately, especially if the injury involves numbness, feeling paralyzed or lost control over motor skills and limbs. This can be via ambulance transportation to the hospital or visiting a doctor, pain management specialist, rehabilitation, chiropractor, and other forms of medical treatment and care. Once the injured victim is seen or treated by a health care provider, the individual or his or her loved ones can help retain an attorney for the injured person if there is a case of liability and negligence.
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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. Our accident attorneys specialize in complex litigation cases where liability is not always clear and present an effective case for our clients who are the injured victims.