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Paralysis Injuries in Auto Accidents

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Paralysis is a spinal cord injury that can affect a person's ability to live life as they've been accustomed to. The paralysis can affect only a portion of the body, such as an arm, leg or a region of the face, or it can entirely disable a person. If you've been in an automobile accident and suffered from paralysis, you should know that there are two types: temporary and permanent. Sometimes what is supposed to be temporary paralysis can become permanent if the proper medical attention isn't sought early enough.

That's why it's imperative that if you've been in a car accident and are experiencing any type of paralysis, that you call one of our Fort Lauderdale car accident attorneys today. We understand that quick medical attention with qualified personal can mean the difference between a life of disability and a life where you are free to move about with family and friends.

There is no cure for permanent paralysis, so it's crucial to recognize the early symptoms of it. It usually starts with a feeling of numbness in the limbs or extremities, and sometimes accompanies a loss of motion. If you've been in an automobile accident and are experiencing these symptoms, you should refrain from any type of activity that could jar your spinal cord. Immediately seek medical help, and then call our offices so we can walk you through of process of making sure that your claim is filed correctly.

The Dana and Christopher Reeve Foundation estimate that over 12,000 people suffer from spinal cord injuries and paralysis every year. And many of those injuries are a result of automobile accidents. Paralysis can occur from any type of accident, but most stem from roof crushing when a vehicle rolls over. This places an inordinate amount of stress on the spinal cord as most victims are compacted and contorted into a small space.

Auto Accident Injuries: Who Is Responsible?

Even if another driver caused you or your loved one's rollover, automobile defects could have led to the roof crushing, which likely caused your paralysis. You need to talk to one our experienced lawyers to find out whether or not this is the case in your circumstances. We'll recreate your accident scene, and if necessary, perform crash tests to determine whether or not your roof held up as it was supposed to.

Paralysis is a devastating blow to the victim, as well as the family who loves him. But you shouldn't have to suffer financially for the rest of your life because of exorbitant medical bills or a loss of income because an automobile manufacturer put out a faulty product. If you've been in an automobile accident and suffered from paralysis, call our offices today and set up a time to talk. We'll work to give you the justice that you deserve.

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