Nashville Paralysis Injury Attorney

Paralysis is a serious condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Some may experience only mild weakness, while others may suffer the drastic changes resulting from total loss of movement and control. No matter the severity, Lerner and Rowe is here to represent you. If you suffer from a paralysis injury, accidental spinal injury, or other nervous system injury, contact us for a free consultation.

Nashville paralysis injury attorney

What Is Paralysis?

Paralysis is when a person loses feeling/motor control in certain areas of the body because of problems with the brain, spinal cord, and/or the nervous system. As stated before, there are different types of paralysis, too. For instance, paralysis can range from mild to severe, and localized to widespread. Keep in mind some of these characteristics:

Complete Paralysis—This type of paralysis occurs when the person has no feeling or motor control in the affected area.

Incomplete Paralysis—When a person has some feeling/motor control in the affected area, incomplete paralysis has occurred.

Localized Paralysis—When only one area of the body is affected, localized paralysis has occurred. Examples of localized paralysis include one limb, certain areas of the face, or vocal cords.

Generalized/Widespread Paralysis—Generalized paralysis affects multiple areas across larger areas of the body. For example, both hands or feet or one entire side of the body could be affected.

  • Monoplegia—When only one limb is paralyzed, e.g. one arm or one leg, a person has monoplegia.
  • Diplegia—This type of paralysis occurs for the same area of the body on both sides, e.g. both arms, both legs, or both sides of the face.
  • Hemiplegia—This type of paralysis only affects one side of your body, e.g. the whole right side or the whole left side. Furthermore, hemiplegia usually happens as a result of a stroke. This is because strokes usually damage one side of the brain, specifically.
  • Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia—When all four limbs (and sometimes some organs) are affected, a person has quadriplegia/tetraplegia.
  • Paraplegia—This is another term for paralysis from the waist down.
  • Locked-in Syndrome—The rarest and most severe form of paralysis, this is when a person cannot feel or move any of their muscles except for the ones that control eye movement.

Spastic versus Flaccid—A person’s paralysis can be spastic or flaccid. If a person’s muscles are tense and difficult to control, their muscles are spastic. Contrastly, if a person’s muscles are perpetually relaxed and atrophied, their muscles are flaccid.

What Are Paralysis Symptoms?

Paralysis can be detected when a few symptoms are brought about. Here are some symptoms to keep in mind:

  • Loss of motor control
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Tingling
  • Muscle cramps
  • Tenseness/Stiffness

If you suffered an accident or other form of trauma and now experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, seek medical attention right away.

What Causes Paralysis?

Paralysis has various causes. Everything from stroke to physical assault, there are many ways a person could become paralyzed.

  • Stroke—This is a very common way for people to suffer paralysis. Usually, a blood clot forms that prevents enough oxygen from reaching the brain. As a result, brain cells begin to die, and one side of the body becomes paralyzed. Paralysis from a stroke could be temporary or permanent.
  • Muscular and Nervous System Conditions—Certain conditions such as cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a.k.a. Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and others can cause paralysis.
  • Bug Bites—Certain ticks and insects have neurotoxins in their venom and can cause temporary paralysis or, if not treated, permanent paralysis, along with other serious conditions.
  • Physical Violence—If a person suffers physical attack, they could end up paralyzed, especially if the attacker targeted the skull or spinal cord areas.
  • Car AccidentCar accidents can leave a person with serious injuries, paralysis not being excluded. A negligent driver can cause devastating property and personal injury damages. Furthermore, a victim of a car accident may also suffer from other conditions such as whiplash.

How Can a Nashville Paralysis Injury Attorney Help?

Our legal team at Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys can help with any paralysis or spinal cord injuries. Here’s a breakdown of what we can do for you:

  • Gather Evidence—Our experienced team can organize an investigation and gather evidence for you. We know how to build a personal injury case from the ground up.
  • Fight for Compensation—While our lawyers are compassionate, we are ruthless when it comes to challenging the opposition. You can count on us for aggressive representation.
  • Represent You—Whether in or out of the courtroom, our attorneys are happy to represent and assist you during any step of your personal injury case.
  • Relieve Stress—While you focus on resting and recovering from your injury, our legal team will handle your legal battles for you. You already have enough on your mind, so let us take care of your personal injury worries.

Need Help from a Nashville Paralysis Injury Attorney?

If you have questions or concerns regarding your paralysis injury case, contact a Nashville paralysis injury attorney from Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys. Our legal team is experienced and knowledgeable about how to handle your personal injury case. You can visit us during our office hours, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Additionally, you can call us anytime at 615-333-8888

Lastly, don’t forget that you can contact us online via our LiveChat feature or through our contact form. Consultations are free, and we don’t collect any money until we win your case. So don’t wait; get in touch with us today!