Paralysis to Limited Parts of the Body
The consequences of a catastrophic injury are, without a doubt, one of
the most difficult things that you can suffer from in life. When that
catastrophic injury leads to paraplegia, it becomes an even more difficult
injury to overcome. Paraplegia is paralysis that usually occurs from the
waist down, although it can sometimes affect the trunk of the body (but
never the arms). These types of injury is typically the result of trauma
of some sort, such as a car accident, or a fall from elevated heights
or a slip and fall accident.
Paraplegia stems from a spinal cord injury of some kind. The severity of
the paralysis is completely dependent on the extent of the damage to the
spinal cord. At some levels, sensation and control is retained to a certain
degree, while it is completely lost for the more extreme cases. If you
or a loved one has paraplegia due to the recklessness, carelessness or
negligence of another party, it is imperative that you contact an Iowa
personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to begin discussing your case.
Getting Help from an Iowa Personal Injury Attorney
After a person becomes a paraplegic, he or she will end up being impacted
both physically and financially. Not only will the individual be extremely
limited in the physical activities he or she can engage in, but the person
will also likely become subject to extensive medical costs. The victim
might need to see various types of specialists, get multiple surgeries
or obtain other forms of costly medical treatment. The paraplegic will
also likely need different types of medical equipment, including a wheelchair.
The victim could also lose wages from having to spend time away from work
after the accident, or even from having to completely change occupations
as a result of the injury. Other damages the victim could suffer from
are physical pain and suffering, emotional distress and loss of enjoyment
of life, among others.
When you are in the wake of an injury such as this, it is natural for you
to feel scared, confused and overwhelmed. The emotional stress of handling
paraplegia is hard enough without adding on the strain of dealing with
the legalities on top of it all. At McGuire Law, PLC, we understand the
situation you're going through and we are here to help. We analyze
and questioning every minute detail of our clients' cases, so you
can be confident that no stone will be left unturned in our pursuit of
full compensation on your behalf. Whether you live in Mason City or another
community within the area, contact us to learn more about how we can help
you with your claim or lawsuit.