Paralysis is one of the most catastrophic injuries one can incur. It is truly life-changing, both physically and emotionally, and must be approached with care. It can often occur as a result of spinal cord injuries. The nerve pathway in the spinal cord cannot send messages throughout the body properly when it is injured. The injured person then loses sensation and control of these muscles.
The extent of the damage caused by their injury is conditional on the location of their spinal cord injury. If the injury is at the neck, it can cause paralysis of the arms, torso, and legs (quadriplegia). When the injury is at the base of the neck to the lower back, it can cause paralysis of the torso and legs (paraplegia).
If your paralysis is a consequence of someone’s carelessness, such as an auto accident, you may be entitled to compensation. This compensation can include medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of work.
There is unfortunately no amount of money that can truly heal all the wounds paralysis causes. However, ensuring that you receive the maximum amount of compensation can help you and your family recover from this tragic ordeal. An experienced attorney can help you get the money that you are entitled to. Please call the Law Office of John R. Vitola to make sure that experience is on your side.