Spinal cord injuries that result in full or partial paralysis are a sadly frequent byproduct of accidents caused by negligence. The Orlando personal injury attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. are dedicated to helping Florida paralysis victims and their families pursue the financial compensation they need in the wake of such life-altering injuries and hold the negligent parties accountable for their actions.
Common Causes of Paralysis
Paralysis can occur when an impact causes the spinal cord to become compressed, extended or rotated. In personal injury lawsuits, paralysis is frequently the result of accidents including:
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Truck accidents
Although not all spinal cord injuries result in paralysis, the different forms of paralysis typically necessitate long-term rehabilitation and special medical equipment, and may require modifications to your home and vehicle.
Types of Paralysis
Partial or full loss of function can occur below the injured area of the spinal cord. Paralysis injuries are usually categorized as:
- Paraplegia, in which the torso and lower part of the body are affected
- Quadriplegia, in which the torso, arms and legs are affected
Paraplegia is often the result of damage to the thoracic or lumbar spinal region, while quadriplegia can be caused by injury to the cervical or neck area of the spinal cord. If you or a family member suffered paralysis as a result of the negligence of another, please contact the Orlando, Florida, spinal cord injury attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. for your no-cost case consultation.