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Personal Injury Cases Involving Paralysis

By Will Ferguson on March 15, 2017

The hands and legs of a victim of paralysis in a wheelchairVirtually any spinal cord injury has the potential to be devastating; however, no injury of any kind can surpass paralysis in terms of the horrific consequences it can have on the lives of both victims and their loved ones. Paralysis is a condition in which a person can no longer use a muscle or group of muscles, usually due to severe damage to one or more nerves in the spinal cord, but also sometimes due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). While some cases of paralysis are temporary, many are permanent. Ultimately, all require expensive treatment, and even those who recover some or most of the feeling and movement in the affected body parts are generally never the same again.

If you and your family have had your lives turned upside down by personal injury and paralysis, the Albuquerque, NM law firm of Will Ferguson & Associates would welcome the opportunity to provide you with the aggressive, skillful legal representation you need to obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled. It’s tragic enough that anyone should have to lose his or her freedom to live life to its fullest due to someone else’s negligent or deliberately wrongful actions. For that person also to have to pay for all the unexpected costs that crop up in the aftermath, too? We don’t think so.

That’s why we fight, and we’re ready to fight for you. Contact our personal injury law firm today to arrange for an evaluation of your personal injury case.

What Type of Paralysis Injuries Commonly Result from Personal Injury Accidents?

There are four basic types of paralysis injuries:

  • Monoplegia: Monoplegia affects just one part of the body and can take the shape of weakness or tingling in a limb, partial loss of movement and feeling in a limb, or full loss of movement and feeling in the limb. This is the least common type of paralysis
  • Hemiplegia: Hemiplegia refers to partial or total loss of feeling in the arm, leg, and occasionally torso of one side of the body, usually due to a traumatic brain, but sometimes due to a spinal cord injury.
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia refers to the total loss of movement and feeling in the lower body due to a severe spinal cord injury. People with paraplegia are still able to use their arms and hands.
  • Tetraplegia: Tetraplegia refers to the total loss of movement and feeling below the neck, including the arms and hands. Tragically, many tetraplegics cannot breathe normally without a ventilator.

Paralysis can occur as a result of any number of personal injury accidents, including:

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, SUV, and other motor vehicle accidents
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Slip-and-fall and other premises liability accidents
  • Construction and other workplace accidents
  • Surgical errors and other forms of medical malpractice

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Paralysis Injury Case

To arrange for an evaluation of your paralysis injury case, we urge you to contact Will Ferguson & Associates Attorneys at Law today.

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