At Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., we understand the immense impact that paralysis can have on your life. Our dedicated team of Houston paralysis injury attorneys is here to support you in pursuing full and fair compensation after a life-altering injury. With our personalized approach and unwavering commitment to our clients, we strive to provide exceptional legal representation that sets us apart from the rest.
Why Choose Us?
When it comes to handling your personal injury claim for paralysis, we believe that our track record, expertise, and client-centered approach make us the ideal choice. Here’s why:
- Client Referrals: Most of our clients come to us through personal referrals. This speaks volumes about the level of trust and satisfaction our clients have in our services. We prioritize building meaningful relationships with our clients, treating each individual with respect and care.
- Individual Attention: Unlike other law firms, we recognize that you are not just another case file. We see you as a unique individual with specific needs and concerns. Our team will provide you with the personalized attention and support you deserve throughout the legal process.
- Experience: our team brings extensive experience in handling personal injury cases, including those involving paralysis. We have a deep understanding of the complexities of these cases and are well-equipped to navigate the legal landscape on your behalf.
Understanding the Causes of Paralysis
Paralysis can arise from various causes, and it’s crucial to identify the underlying factors to determine liability. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the most common causes of paralysis include:
- Stroke: A disruption in blood flow to the brain can lead to paralysis in specific areas of the body.
- Spinal Cord Injury: Traumatic events, such as accidents or falls, can result in damage to the spinal cord, leading to paralysis.
- Head Injury: Severe head injuries can impact brain function, causing paralysis or loss of muscle control.
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS): This chronic autoimmune disease affects the central nervous system, potentially resulting in paralysis.
Motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents, are often responsible for head and spinal cord injuries that can lead to paralysis. Falls from significant heights, such as those occurring on construction sites, are also common causes of paralysis.
Understanding Paralysis: A Loss of Control
Paralysis is characterized by a loss of strength and control over a group of muscles in a specific part of the body. It typically occurs due to disrupted signals between the brain and the muscles, conveyed through nerve cells. Paralysis can be partial, where some muscle control remains, or complete, where no movement is possible.
Recovering Compensation for Paralysis
If you have experienced paralysis due to the fault of another party, it is your right to seek compensation for your losses. It’s essential to act within the legal timeframe for filing a personal injury claim, generally within two years from the accident’s date. Compensation may cover various damages, including:
- Medical Expenses: Seek reimbursement for past and future medical costs associated with your paralysis, including surgeries, therapy, and assistive devices.
- Loss of Income: If your paralysis prevents you from working or significantly impacts your earning capacity, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and future income.
- Pain and Suffering: Paralysis can lead to immense physical and emotional suffering. Pursue compensation for the pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life resulting from your injuries.
- Cost of Modifications: Adaptations to your home or vehicle may be necessary to accommodate your paralysis. Seek compensation for the expenses incurred to ensure a comfortable and accessible living environment.
- Punitive Damages: In certain cases where the actions of the responsible party were particularly reckless or intentional, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.
Types of Paralysis
Paralysis can affect different parts of the body, leading to distinct types of paralysis. Understanding these variations can help in accurately assessing your condition and building a strong legal case. The types of paralysis include:
- Monoplegia: This type of paralysis affects only one limb, such as an arm or a leg. It occurs when the muscles in that specific limb lose their ability to move.
- Hemiplegia: Hemiplegia results in paralysis on one side of the body. It commonly affects the arm, leg, and corresponding muscles on the affected side.
- Diplegia: Diplegia involves paralysis in the same limb or area on both sides of the body. For example, both arms or both legs may be affected.
- Paraplegia: Paraplegia affects both legs and, in some cases, parts of the trunk. It often occurs due to spinal cord injuries below the neck.
- Quadriplegia or Tetraplegia: Quadriplegia is the most extensive form of paralysis, impacting both arms, both legs, and potentially everything from the neck down, including vital organs. It occurs when the spinal cord is damaged higher up, typically in the neck region.
Contact the Law Office of Simmons and Fletcher
If you or a loved one has experienced paralysis due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it’s crucial to seek legal representation promptly. The attorneys at Simmons and Fletcher P.C are here to provide you with compassionate support and comprehensive legal assistance.
To schedule a free consultation, where we can discuss the details of your case and assess your legal options, please contact us at your earliest convenience. We understand the complexities involved in paralysis injury cases and are committed to fighting tirelessly for the compensation you deserve.
Don’t let paralysis dictate your future. Take the first step towards seeking justice and securing the compensation you need to move forward with your life. Contact Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. today at (713) 932-0777.