Virginia Catastrophic Injury Lawyer
The term "paralysis" refers lost muscle function. This type of injury can affect any part of the body, but typically affects major limbs, such as your arms and legs. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, spinal cord injuries are responsible for 23% of reported paralysis injuries in the United States. Additionally, an approximate 240,000 paralysis victims in the United States suffered traumatic brain injuries that resulted in the partial or complete loss of muscle function. Although the leading cause of paralysis in the United States is stroke, spinal cord injuries remain the second most common cause of paralysis. Many of these injuries are the result of avoidable accidents, such as:
- Sporting Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Workplace Injuries
- Criminal Violence
- Birth Injuries
Quadriplegia & Paraplegia
Quadriplegia and paraplegia are two common forms of paralysis. Quadriplegia occurs when nerve damage affects the cervical spinal nerves, resulting in lost muscle function in the arms and legs. This is the most serious form of paralysis and can affect the upper chest and shoulders as well. Paraplegia refers to paralysis that only influences nerves below the first thoracic spinal nerve. The extent of paraplegia can vary, but usually affects both legs.
Compensation for Paralysis Injuries
If the carelessness or negligence of another person caused your paralysis injury, contact the Virginia personal injury attorneys at our firm today. You don't have to deal with the aftermath of your accident alone. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, Siegel, P.C., our Virginia catastrophic injury lawyers are dedicated to helping people who suffered a paralysis injury obtain financial compensation for their medical expenses and noneconomic damages. We understand the physical and emotional impact of a paralysis injury and are ready to put our skill to work for you.
Call our office today for a free, no-obligation case consultation.