Nashville Partial Paralysis (Paraplegia) Lawyers
The spinal cord is one of the most vital parts of the human body and is responsible for controlling a number of actions, ranging from motor function to reflexes. Because of this importance, spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious and life-altering that can affect a person. Statistics report that around 11,000 new spinal cord injury cases occur around the country every year with close to 259,000 individuals currently living with some form of paralysis in the United States. One spinal cord injury that affects close to 52% of these people every year is paraplegia, or partial paralysis.
When you have suffered an injury that caused you to become paraplegic, your life has likely changed drastically. Not only can adjusting to this be physically and emotionally costly, but also financially, as it could end up costing you hundreds of thousands of dollars over a lifetime. However, when your paraplegia was the result of another person’s reckless actions, you may be able to hold them financially liable for the ensuing repercussions of their actions. Contact a Nashville partial paralysis lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 today to find out how we may be able to help you pursue this compensation.
The Cost of Paraplegia
Whether caused by a car wrecks or slip and fall accidents, spinal cord injuries can rob you of your independence and ability to fully function. Unfortunately, there are a number of side effects a person will commonly suffer from as a result of paraplegia. These include the following:
- Loss of feeling or use of your lower body
- Sexual consequences
- Loss of independence
- Trouble with controlling bowels and bladder
Partial paralysis can also cost you close to $300,000 during your first year of paralysis, plus an additional $30,000 each subsequent year. When these costs have accrued as a result of someone else’s actions, you should not be forced to handle them on your own.
To learn more about you legal options in a spinal cord injury case, contact a Nashville personal injury attorney of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 today and schedule a free consultation.