Did Someone Else’s Actions Cause Your Injury?
The most serious spinal cord injuries result in paralysis, leaving the victim unable to move or feel parts of their body. This type of injury requires a significant lifestyle change from both the victim and their family, dramatically impacting their ability to interact with the world. Whether your injuries only resulted in the partial or total loss of movement and feeling below the injury site, you deserve the chance to fight for the compensation you need to cover any bills or damages if your injury was caused by someone else’s actions.
Paralysis is one of the most devastating types of injuries anyone can suffer, and our Houston personal injury attorneys at Fleming, Nolen & Jez are committed to providing all of our clients with the knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation they require to secure the compensation they deserve. Since we first opened our doors in 1981, our attorneys have recovered more than $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and we will continue to fight on their behalf for as long as our services are needed. Reach out to us today to discuss your case with a member of our firm.
Different Types of Paralysis
Medical professionals break paralysis down into two categories, complete and incomplete. Victims suffering from complete paralysis have lost all sensory and motor function below the injury site, while victims suffering from incomplete paralysis still retain some level of sensory and motor function below the injury site. Paralysis is also broken down into two categories depending on the part of the body it affects:
- Quadriplegia: The most serious type of paralysis, quadriplegia affects both the upper and lower portion of the victim’s body. In most cases, the spinal cord injury occurred around the neck, and limits or prevents movement or feeling in all four limbs and torso. Depending on the severity of the injury, victims may require assistance breathing.
- Paraplegia: While still serious, paraplegia only affects the lower portions of the victim’s body. This included both legs and the lower portion of the torso.
Depending on how severe your injury was, you may require around the clock care to perform even the simplest of tasks like feeding yourself or using the restroom. In some situations, you may need to alter your vehicle in order to accommodate your injury so you can still leave your home – add this cost on to the cost of treatment and rehabilitation, and the price tag for recovery becomes dramatically steeper.
Call us at (713) 621-7944 to discuss your case with a member of our firm and begin planning your next steps.
Fight For The Compensation You Deserve
If your paralysis was caused by someone else’s negligent or wrongful actions, you may be able to file a lawsuit to fight for the compensation you need to cover any medical bills, rehabilitation costs or any other damages you may have incurred. At Fleming, Nolen & Jez, our Houston personal injury lawyers are committed to providing our clients with the passionate legal guidance they need to move on to the next phase of their lives. Start out with a free case consultation by filling out our online form today, or call us at (713) 621-7944 to speak with a member of our firm.