Paralysis is defined as the inability to move or feel one, or many, body parts. Usually caused by injuries to the spine, paralysis is one of the principal risks of serious accidents like car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents.
Paralysis is an extremely serious condition, and has the potential to change the injured party’s life and the lives of their family in many different ways. However, if you or a loved one has suffered an injury leading to paralysis as the result of the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you may be able to recover compensation for your damages, through a catastrophic injury claim.
Of course, the fact that paralysis can often be a lifelong challenge makes it all the more important to retain an experienced attorney when filing a third-party paralysis claim. It is critical that you obtain an accurate picture of your lost earnings and future lost earnings (a complex matter at the best of times), as well as your current and projected future medical expenses.
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, we have extensive experience helping clients who have been paralyzed in accidents caused by the reckless or negligent actions of other parties to recover full and fair compensation for their damages in towns throughout New Jersey.
Get in touch with our team to speak with a Bloomfield paralysis injury lawyer today.
Types of Paralysis
Our Bloomfield attorneys understand the seriousness of injuries causing paralysis. Paralysis can be long-lasting, if not permanent, and often times requires extended medical attention. It can also lead to difficulties navigating everyday life and, in some cases, constant care taking for the victims.
One of the first steps in securing compensation for an accident resulting in paralysis is to fully identify the type of paralysis you have suffered:
- Partial Paralysis – many people experience partial paralysis, which can involve some muscle movement and sensation and/or feel cold and heat without having total sensation or control over a body part
- Complete Paralysis – this is the case when there is a total loss of muscle control and sensation in the affected body parts
- Localized Paralysis – when a specific body part is affected such as the face, hands, etc.
- Generalized Paralysis – when full sections of the body are paralyzed such as one limb, a full side of the body, from the waist down, or from the neck down
- Temporary Paralysis – paralysis is often temporary, stemming from physical trauma or symptoms of a stroke or disease such as Bell’s Palsy
- Permanent Paralysis – some serious injuries or conditions can cause permanent paralysis. Examples would be severed spinal cords, stroke, damaged nerves, and diseases that affect the Central Nervous System such as ALS and Multiple Sclerosis