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Hire An Attorney if You Suffer from Paralysis After a Nebraska Auto Accident

Paralysis is a serious condition that can be caused by trauma to the neck and spine after a car accident.  If you suffer from paralysis as a result of your car accident, and your accident was caused by a negligent driver, you need to make sure you have hired an attorney who can get the maximum compensation available to you under Nebraska Personal Injury Law.  Paralysis is a very serious condition that permanently affects a victim’s ability to earn a living and their quality of life.  At Matthew G. Miller, we understand the toll that a serious accident like paralysis can have on your life.  It affects your finances, your mobility, your ability to care from yourself, and your overall emotional health.  If you have suffered paralysis or any severe injury as a result of an Omaha car accident, don’t delay.  Call our office today to schedule a free consultation to see how we can help.

Causes of Paralysis In Car Accidents

Paralysis can be caused by many different types of accidents, but one of the more common causes is a catastrophic car accident.  In accidents where there is a large vehicle involved, or the vehicles are traveling at a high speed, or the collision is rear-end or head-on, there is a higher likelihood that paralysis can occur.  When there is an impact to the spine, or when the body is contorted by force and inertia in a crash, enough damage can be done to the spinal area to cause paralysis.

Different Types of Paralysis

Paralysis has several different forms.  There are some situations where a spinal cord injury will be permanent, and other where, through therapy and surgery, the victim may be able to regain some or all of their movement.  The main types of paralysis include:

  • Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia is caused by a spinal cord injury that affects the upper spine or neck area.  When this happens, the paralysis will affect the victim in all four limbs.
  • Paraplegia: Paraplegia occurs when there is injury to the spine below the neck.  This will result in paralysis in both legs.  In paraplegia, there are different effects on the victim’s torso and stomach area, depending on the area of the spine that sustained the injury.
  • Lesion: A spinal cord injury is often called a lesion.  In addition to quadriplegia and paraplegia, there can be a lesion on the spine that could potentially be healed through time, therapeutic intervention, and surgery.

How Matthew G. Miller Can Help

If you are suffering from any type of paralysis after a car accident, you need to consider bringing a Nebraska personal injury claim against the driver that caused your injury.  Paralysis is a serious condition that requires immediate and continuous medical care.  Remember that you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim under Nebraska State Law.  If you have any questions about Nebraska car accident laws or what you should do after you’ve been paralyzed in an accident, call today to schedule a free consultation.