Paralysis is a devastating result of a catastrophic accident. It can affect a person's ability to move, feel, and control their muscles. Paralysis can occur in different parts of the body, and the severity of the condition can vary. In this blog post, we will discuss the levels of paralysis after a catastrophic accident and provide useful tips for those who are affected by this condition.
1. Complete Paralysis
Complete paralysis is the most severe level of paralysis. It occurs when a person loses all movement and sensation below the affected area. This type of paralysis is often caused by spinal cord injuries and can lead to permanent disability. If you or a loved one is affected by complete paralysis, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately.
2. Incomplete Paralysis
Incomplete paralysis occurs when a person retains some movement or sensation below the affected area. This type of paralysis can be caused by a variety of factors, including nerve damage and spinal cord injuries. Incomplete paralysis can be temporary or permanent, depending on the severity of the injury.
Quadriplegia is a type of paralysis that affects all four limbs and the torso. It is often caused by a spinal cord injury in the neck area. Quadriplegia can lead to permanent disability and can affect a person's ability to breathe, speak, and control their bladder and bowel movements.
Paraplegia is a type of paralysis that affects the lower half of the body, including the legs and lower torso. It is often caused by a spinal cord injury in the lower back area. Paraplegia can lead to permanent disability and can affect a person's ability to walk, stand, and control their bladder and bowel movements.
Hemiplegia is a type of paralysis that affects one side of the body. It is often caused by a stroke or brain injury. Hemiplegia can lead to permanent disability and can affect a person's ability to walk, use their arm, and control their facial muscles.
What to Do Following a Catastrophic Accident
If you or a loved one is affected by paralysis, it is essential to seek medical attention immediately. In addition, it is important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal rights and options.
At Daniel, Holoman & Associates LLP, we have years of experience representing clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries, including paralysis. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that these injuries can take on a person and their family. If you need legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.