What Happens if an Accident Leaves Me Paralyzed?

Accidents can have disastrous consequences. Even when someone is fortunate enough to survive a serious accident, there is still a major risk of ending up with severe and debilitating injuries. Victims of accidents have been known to end up with head and brain injuries, major fractures, life-threatening internal injuries, spinal cord injuries, and many others. A spinal cord injury can be especially serious because it can result in partial or total paralysis, a condition that can permanently alter a person’s quality of life.

If you or someone close to you ended up paralyzed after a serious accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Paralysis is a condition that is debilitating and prevents you from doing many of the things you used to take for granted. For example, this condition might make you unable to work. If your injury was the fault of another driver, the moving company, or a third party, then you deserve to be compensated for this life-altering event.

Unfortunately, insurance companies do not see things the same way. They may talk like they empathize with you, but their true goal is to minimize the amount of damages that they have to pay. With so much at stake, you need an experienced advocate in your corner who is willing to fight for full and fair compensation.

At Bailey, Javins, and Carter L.C., we have been standing up for paralyzed victims for five decades. We have extensive knowledge of the complexities and nuances that are involved with accident cases, and we know what it takes to ensure that all responsible parties are held fully accountable for your debilitating injury. Call us today at 678-981-5370 to speak with a member of our legal team.

What Causes Paralysis?

According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries and paralysis, accounting for approximately 50% of all new cases reported every year. When a vehicle or pedestrian is hit by a large commercial truck, the massive force upon impact can cause a serious jolt to your body, which could result in spinal trauma.

It is important to note that not every spinal cord injury causes permanent paralysis. Sometimes, the condition is temporary, and the victim makes a full recovery. But regardless of whether it is permanent or temporary, a spinal injury still severely disrupts an individual’s life, and there are likely to be some long-term effects in almost every case.

It is also important to point out that the injury can worsen over time as fluid accumulates and the affected area becomes inflamed. At first, you might just feel some numbness and tingling in various parts of your body, but the symptoms gradually become more severe.

This is why it is absolutely critical to get medical attention immediately after being involved in a trucking accident – even if you do not feel like your injuries are all that serious. Sometimes, a debilitating injury can be prevented with early diagnosis and treatment. And after you have received prompt medical care, get in touch with an experienced attorney to discuss the legal aspects of your case.

Contact Our Knowledgeable and Compassionate Atlanta Paralysis Lawyers

If you or a loved one is suffering from paralysis or any other type of injury after any kind of accident, Bailey, Javins, and Carter L.C. is here to help! Call our Atlanta office today at 678-981-5370 or reach out to us online to schedule your free consultation and case assessment.