New Orleans Injury Attorney for Accidents Causing Paralysis
Paralysis is a serious injury that causes the loss of muscle function in certain parts of a person’s body. Although it can happen in a number of different ways, including as a result of an accident, the impact of being paralyzed is likely to be life-changing for both the person injured and his or her family.
At Bloom Legal, we have dedicated our professional lives to helping people who have been paralyzed or incurred other injuries in a wide range of accidents. Our personal injury lawyers understand the serious consequences of these injuries and the importance of getting clients and their families to full compensation available under the law.
No amount of money can ever allow you to go back in time and stop an accident from happening. Compensation can, however, help ease some of the significant financial burden that can come with a serious physical injury.
Common Causes of Paralysis
There are four common types of paralysis:
- Monoplegia: one arm or leg is paralyzed.
- Hemiplegia: one arm and one leg on the same side of the body is paralyzed.
- Paraplegia: both legs are paralyzed.
- Quadriplegia: both arms and legs are paralyzed.
Paralysis has a significant impact on a person’s ability to care for him or herself, as well as limiting various lifestyle choices and making it often very difficult to earn a living.
Paralysis can be a result of various medical conditions, but is often caused by accidents. Traffic crashes account for nearly half of all spinal cord injuries – which often result in some form of paralysis – in the U.S. each year.
Some of the types of accidents that can cause paralysis include:
- Car crashes
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Boating accidents
- Slips and falls
- Swimming pool accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
Anyone who is injured in these and other accidents has the right to seek compensation – including for current and future medical bills, missed earnings, pain and emotional distress – from those responsible. An experienced injury lawyer can provide vital assistance in navigating the legal process and building the strongest possible claim for money damages.
Proving Negligence in Serious Injury Accident Cases
To prove a claim related to an accident injury, an injured person has to show that the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.
Negligence is a legal theory that makes people and entities legally liable for not living up to a certain “duty of care.” Car and truck drivers, for example, owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe way. Property owners, similarly, are expected to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and warn visitors of safety hazards.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate your claim.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a New Orleans Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been paralyzed or otherwise injured in an accident in Louisiana, we can help. Call us at 504-599-9997 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney at our New Orleans personal injury law firm.
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