Dallas Paralysis Injury Lawyers & Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys

Get Legal Help If You’ve Been Paralyzed in an Accident

Paralysis is a catastrophic or life-altering injury. When someone becomes paralyzed as the result of an auto accident, a slip-and-fall, or some other traumatic event, the compensation that can be recovered through liability insurance won’t even begin to cover the medical expenses and hospital bills. The victim’s family members also face a number of financial burdens related to continued care and treatment.

Learning to cope with a permanent disability such as paraplegia or quadriplegia can be extremely challenging not just for the patients, but also family members who care for them. Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP works hard to help you seek compensation for your losses. Call us to find out how a personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you.

We can be reached at (214) 231-0555.

Who is Affected in a Paralysis Injury?

Paralysis refers to the inability to move or use body parts. There is a loss of muscle function usually immediately after an injury that damages the nervous system, especially the spinal cord. The injury usually tears or compresses nerves of the spinal cord. Paralysis could also occur when the spinal cord is broken or severed. Spinal cord injuries cause roughly one-fourth of paralysis cases. Other common causes of paralysis include traumatic brain injuries, birth defects, and birth injuries such as cerebral palsy. In the United States, about 1.3 million people are affected by paralysis.

Some of the incidents that could cause paralysis include:

The Cost of Being Paralyzed

The costs involved in caring for and rehabilitating a paralyzed patient can be staggering. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, paraplegia treatment and care costs $518,904 during the first year after an accident and $68,739 each subsequent year. The costs go up when the trauma results in low tetraplegia or high tetraplegia, which means the person can’t use their hands or legs. Mounting medical and rehabilitation expenses can cause tremendous financial strain for victims and their families. Some patients require nursing care, which can also add up to thousands of dollars each month.

Protecting Your Rights in Dallas, TX

If you suffered paralysis as the result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is critical that you research your legal rights and options. Monetary support may be available for your current and future medical expenses, as well as for other damages such as lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP understands the severe emotional and financial challenges faced by paralyzed patients and their families. Let our Dallas personal injury lawyers help you get the financial support you need to move on. Call us at (214) 231-0555 for a free consultation.

Did Someone Else’s Negligence Cause Your Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries are among the most serious injuries that the personal injury lawyers at Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP see in clients. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that carries electrical signals between the brain and the rest of the body; when these signals are interrupted by an injury, mobility and sensation in different areas of the body can be affected.

In a complete spinal cord injury, the spinal cord is completely severed, and all mobility and sensation are lost below the point of the injury, resulting in partial and complete paralysis. In an incomplete injury, the spinal cord is only partially severed or compressed, allowing the victim to retain some movement and sensation. Because the nervous system is so central to the body’s functioning, many spinal cord injuries are catastrophic, meaning that the life of the victim is forever altered.

Spinal cord injuries can occur in a wide variety of situations, including car accidentsboat accidentsslip and fall accidents, and accidents occurring in dangerous workplace environments, such as construction accidents. Unfortunately, many of these injuries that leave victims’ quality of life considerably diminished are completely avoidable: if your accident was caused by a hazard such as a wet floor or uneven surface that should have been warned against, or a malfunctioning vehicle part, or any other situation in which an act of negligence contributed to the injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for all damages.

Spinal Cord Injuries in Dallas: Representation You Can Trust

Any injury can be disruptive and costly, but a spinal cord injury generally has consequences that reach far beyond the immediate medical expenses. If your injury resulted from somebody else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation not only for medical bills but also for lost wages, pain and suffering, long-term costs of ongoing medical care, and loss of quality of life.

Don’t settle for what the insurance is likely to offer you up front: insurance companies offer low settlements that are far less than what you are actually entitled to, and count the fact that most people who have been injured don’t understand their rights, and may not have enlisted the help of competent legal counsel. All too often, people accept these offers because they think it’s the best they can get, only to realize later that their injuries and associated costs go far beyond what they had imagined.

Contact Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP Today

Don’t let this happen to you: consult with a trusted Dallas personal injury lawyer who can analyze the details of your case to ensure that you are seeking the compensation you deserve. At Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP, we are committed to guiding our clients through every step of the personal injury claim process, and to ensuring that we are taking into account every facet, and seeking every possible form of compensation in the case. While you focus on life ahead, let us worry about the paperwork and dealing with the responsible party and their insurance company – or taking the case to civil court if necessary. Contact our Dallas spinal cord injury attorneys to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. You can reach us at (214) 231-0555.

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