If you damage your brain or spine, one of the possible results is full or partial paralysis. It is possible that becoming paralyzed may alter the way that you go about your daily life, and may also impact the lives of your loved ones. Somebody may be financially responsible to you if they took an action, or failed to take a preventative action, that may have contributed to your paralysis.
If you want to explore your options for seeking compensation you may be entitled to, consider speaking with a Los Angeles paralysis traumatic brain injuries lawyer may be able to help. Call the team from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 for a free consultation.
Symptoms of Paralysis and Brain Injuries may be Life-Changing
A brain injury may change one or more of the aspects of your personality, physical ability, and cognitive function. According to the Mayo Clinic, some cognitive impairments that may come from a traumatic brain injury include:
- Persistent confusion
- Changes in personality that may include unpredictable outbursts, and possibly violent episodes
- Severe memory impairment
- Difficulty speaking in a clear way, which may include slurring your speech
- Loss of consciousness, which may generally be defined as a coma
- Difficulty concentrating on activities or thoughts
- Depression or anxiety
These cognitive problems may be linked to physical symptoms of traumatic brain injury. Mayo Clinic describes some possible physical symptoms of brain injury, including:
- Drowsiness, sleepiness, and fatigue
- Interruptions in your sleep or intermittent dozing during the day
- Changes in your digestive system, which may include being persistently nauseous
- Headaches that may come without warning
Paralysis may be considered the most serious possible consequence of a brain injury. According to Healthline, different types of paralysis include:
- Quadriplegia and tetraplegia: the loss of control over and sensation in both your arms and legs.
- Paraplegia: the loss of control over and sensation in your legs.
- Monoplegia: the loss of control over and sensation in one of your arms or legs.
- Hemiplegia: the loss of control over and sensation in an arm and leg on one side of your body.
The precise nature of your or your loved one’s paralysis may determine the limitations that the condition could impose. Any form of paralysis may be a significant challenge to and change in your life.
How Brain Injury and Paralysis may Impact You
Developing brain injury-related symptoms that may impact your cognitive or physical functioning may have a ripple effect on other aspects of your life. It may, for instance:
- Limit the work opportunities available to you, if you are able to hold a job at all.
- Restrict your ability to engage in exercise and other physical activities.
- Change the nature of your social interactions.
- Change the nature of your role as a parent.
- Have ramifications for your marriage or dating life.
- Diminish your ability to earn a living in the nature that you previously did, or at an earning level that you previously experienced.
- Have a significant impact on your mental health, as depression may be an expected symptom of paralysis according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.
- Require your family to take on new roles in relation to you, such as that of a caregiver.
The confluence of outcomes that may come from suffering a brain injury, particularly one that leads to paralysis, could:
- Create financial strain, as new healthcare costs may pair with your diminished earning capacity to significantly increase your debt levels.
- Enact an emotional and psychological toll on you and your family.
- Enact a physical toll on you.
If your brain injury and resulting paralysis was the fault of somebody’s actions, you may be able to obtain compensation to help cover your losses. Call our team at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to learn more about how a Los Angeles paralysis traumatic brain injuries lawyer may be able to assist you.
Suing After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Negligence may have played a role in your or a loved one’s brain injury. Some accident types that may result in a traumatic brain injury due to negligence include:
- Slip and fall and trip and fall injuries, which may be attributable to dangerous premises such as one with unmarked wet floors
- Motor vehicle accidents, which may cause significant head trauma due to whiplash or your head striking an object within the vehicle
- Medical errors, which may be cause for a medical negligence lawsuit
- Accidents involving you as a pedestrian or bicyclist
- Sports accidents
You may not be certain how negligence could play into your injuries, or if negligence played a role at all. A lawyer may be able to review the set of facts relating to your case and help you make such determinations.
The Role of an Attorney After a Brain Injury
A lawyer may be able to help you in several ways if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, whether that injury caused paralysis or not. They may:
- Help you better understand negligence as it applies to your specific circumstances
- Answer questions and concerns you have about the legal process
- Provide a free case review
If you choose to proceed further, a lawyer may:
- Draft and file all necessary legal paperwork
- Represent you in settlement negotiations or at trial
- Defend your rights
- Help seek the compensation you may be entitled to
If your lawyer is able to prove negligence, you may be awarded compensation for financial, emotional, physical, and other losses resulting from your brain injury.
For a free legal consultation with a paralysis traumatic brain injuries lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
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Our team may be able to provide more information about the services that a Los Angeles paralysis traumatic brain injuries lawyer may provide for you. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing out of pocket.
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