Paralysis is the loss of function of a muscle or a group of muscles in the body. Most cases of paralysis are caused by injuries to the spinal cord or neck and strokes. Paralysis can occur on one side of the body, in one small area, or cover your entire body. Paralysis that occurs from the waist down is called paraplegia, and paralysis that occurs from the neck down is called quadriplegia. Oftentimes, paralysis is a permanent condition, and this can be very hard to deal with emotionally for those who suffer paralysis from an accident like a car wreck.

How Do Car Accidents Cause Paralysis?

Car accidents can cause paralysis by inflicting a number of different injuries to those involved including: a traumatic brain injury, neck injury, or a spinal cord injury. Cars, big trucks, and other motor vehicles move fast and when there is an accident a lot of physical force is applied to those involved. Anytime there are injuries to the spinal cord, paralysis is a possibility. The compassionate car accident lawyers at Murphy Law Firm understand how quickly your life can change after a car accident. 

How Paralysis Can Affect your Life

The person who is paralyzed will forever be impacted. Paralysis will require intensive treatment, physical therapy, mobility devices, and long-term care. A paralyzed person might not be able to work due to their injury. It can also affect the lives of people around them, such as the loved ones who will look after them, and their family and friends. Long after the accident that caused the paralysis is over, the injured person will still be suffering from the effects.

How Long is Recovery?

A person cannot fully recover from paralysis. Once a person is paralyzed they can go through physical therapy to help strengthen their body, but they will be paralyzed forever.

The Murphy Law Firm is Here to Help

The personal injury lawyers at Murphy Law Firm have over 150 years of combined litigation experience. We have seen first hand how devastating the effects of paralysis can be on a person, their life, and their family. That is why we promise all of our clients the same thing; we will aggressively pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. You will have to deal with your paralysis for the rest of your life. The parties responsible for your injuries need to be held accountable for their actions and the effect they have had on your life and future. Get in touch with the personal injury attorneys at Murphy Law Firm today at (225) 928-8800. Don’t be a victim twice! Fight for the compensation you deserve!


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