Our Injury Attorneys Have Experience With Paralysis Cases
Paralysis is characterized by the complete or partial loss of motor functions in a part of the body, usually the arms, legs or face. It most often results from traumatic blows to the head or spinal column in car accidents, falls from heights, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents. However, it can also result from a damaged or injured nerve during surgery.
At Lozner & Mastropietro, our attorneys have significant experience handling serious and disabling injury cases. We will aggressively protect your interests in all dealings with insurance companies, while providing you with the personalized attention you can only expect from a caring, focused law firm.
To speak with one of our experienced lawyers regarding your serious and paralyzing injury, please contact our law office to schedule a complimentary consultation.
Types Of Paralysis
A person injured in an accident may suffer partial or complete paralysis:
- Partial paralysis occurs when some portion of your muscle movements are hindered or damaged. Usually the victim loses muscle coordination in the legs, but can still move his or her arms and upper torso. In more rare cases, the victim can move one side of the body, but not the other.
- Complete paralysis is characterized by a complete loss of motor function in either the arms or the legs, or both. There is little or no muscle sensation below the site of the injury. If the injury is severe enough, the person may lose near complete control over his or her body, requiring extensive medical intervention to breathe, eat and communicate.
Other types or paralysis include:
- Monoplegia: This is paralysis of one limb, such as the arm. It is commonly caused by Cerebral palsy, nerve trauma and brain tumors.
- Diplegia: This describes the loss of motor function in two limbs, such as both arms. It can be caused by Cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury and trauma to the head or spine.
- Facial paralysis: Characterized by the loss of muscle function in the face, facial paralysis can be caused by birth trauma, untreated infections and mistakes during surgery.
Ready To Represent You
At Lozner & Mastropietro, in Brooklyn, our trial lawyers are dedicated to helping victims suffering from serious and disabling paralysis injuries recover full compensation. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured and disabled, call 718-615-0044 or use our online contact form to schedule a meeting.