Paralysis Injuries & Complications
Austin Personal Injury Attorney – 512.271.5112
Someone who is rendered paralyzed, partially or totally, after being in
an accident will need extensive treatments and possibly round-the-clock
care. Medical costs and other necessary expenses are sure to be steep.
If you are currently suffering from paralysis and believe the accident
that caused your injury was not your fault, you should consider pursuing
compensation from the negligent party. The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC &
our Austin personal injury attorneys can help.
Reasons the people of Texas choose to work with our law firm:
We exclusively handle
personal injury claims – thousands managed so far.
- We offer 24/7 emergency service and responsiveness.
Clients can begin cases with
free initial consultations.
- Our contingency fees mean you do not pay legal fees unless we win your case.
Our team is known for both our compassion and our attention to detail.
When you discuss your claim with us, we hope you will be confident in
knowing that we genuinely want to see you fairly compensated for your
pain and suffering.
You can also use an
online contact form to begin.
Different Forms of Paralysis
The potential outcome of your claim will depend heavily on the actual form
of paralysis you have experienced. More severe or widespread forms of
paralysis are often associated with serious accidents and injuries. To
prove to the court or to negotiators that the negligence of the opposing
party did indeed cause your paralyzed state, it can be useful to understand
some of the details of paralysis yourself.
There are four forms of paralysis that someone may experience:
Partial: A person experiencing partial paralysis can still use the afflicted bodily
area to some extent. This might mean being able to bend a limb only to
a certain degree. In other circumstances, partial paralysis might not
inhibit movement but instead be a chronic numbness or pain.
Total: When someone experiences total paralysis of a body part, it can no longer
be moved or perform necessary functions at all. A person with total paralysis
of the legs will be confined to a wheel chair so long as the paralysis endures.
Temporary: In some situations, paralysis may only be temporary. This often occurs
when a nerve is pinched, bruised, or otherwise harmed but not destroyed.
A swelling muscle, misplaced organ, or shifted bone can harm a nerve until
they heal as well.
Permanent: A nerve that is torn, ripped, or seriously damaged is unlikely to ever
heal and results in permanent paralysis. Our bodies can only slowly and
slightly regenerate damaged nerve cells. In many cases, a wound deteriorates
just as quickly as it heals, assuming it does not worsen at an even faster pace.
It is not common for paralysis injuries to be partial or temporary, as
nerves are so sensitive, damage either does not occur or occurs extremely
and all at once. Paraplegia and quadriplegia are therefore not uncommon
in paralysis cases. A person with paraplegia has total permanent paralysis
(TPP) of both legs. A person with quadriplegia has total permanent paralysis
of both legs and arms.
Causes of Paralysis Injuries & Complications
Some accidents of particular violence or intensity are more likely to inflict
paralysis than others. The insurer representing the negligent party or
taking the liability for your paralysis claim may try to discount the
likelihood of your paralysis being caused by the accident in question
if that accident is uncommon or not thoroughly documented. Our Austin
personal injury lawyers can analyze the available evidence, such as medical
records, police reports, and eyewitness testimonies, in-depth to make
it clear that your accident or incident was the direct cause of your paralysis.
Paralysis can be caused by or during:
Seeking Full Compensation & Not a Penny Less
Your financial losses after suffering from paralysis may be major. Spending
time away from work and also experiencing a loss of earning capacity due
to paralysis complications could be significant enough to immediately
impact our financial stability. Furthermore, the emotional distress you
have been put through and your perceived diminishment of life’s
enjoyment cannot be ignored and must be factored into the damages you deserve.
Forms of compensation we will want to consider when filing your claim include:
- Emergency medical response treatment
- Long-term medical expenses and hospitalization
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy sessions
- Assistive equipment and construction costs
- Lowered earning capacity and lost wages
- Emotional scarring
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win – Call 512.271.5112 to Begin
As one of the most experienced personal injury law firms in Austin, Texas,
The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC is prepared to manage your paralysis claim
in order to take as much as worry as possible off your shoulders. From
a rigorous discovery process to negotiations or litigation, we will bring
legal knowledge, a tenacious spirit, and an empathetic touch to your case.
You also do not need to be concerned about how you will pay our attorney
fees; with our contingency fee basis, you are only expected to pay legal
fees associated with your case if we win you a settlement, award, or jury
If you are ready to get started on your case, please do not hesitate to
contact The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC. We take calls 24/7, and your initial consultation is free. Reliable legal
counsel is just a phone call away!