Cagle Law Firm

St. Louis Paralysis Injury Attorney

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What is Paralysis?

Some accidents involving trauma to the head or spinal cord cause partial or complete loss of feeling and motor function leading to paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegia. Automobile accidents and motorcycle accidents account for 40 percent of spinal cord injuries each year, according to the Mayo Clinic.

If you or a loved one has suffered paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegia in an accident caused by the fault of another person, you should talk to a knowledgeable St. Louis serious injury lawyer about your legal rights.

Call a St. Louis paraplegia accident attorney today at (314) 276-1681 for a free consultation or use our online contact form.

The skilled personal injury lawyers at The Cagle Law Firm assist victims of accidents causing paralysis in St. Louis and the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, including Missouri and southern Illinois. No matter where you are located in Missouri or Illinois, the skilled personal injury lawyers at The Cagle Law Firm are here to help.

Information About Paralysis/Paraplegia/Quadriplegia/Hemiplegia

Anyone who has experienced trauma to the head, neck or spine in a vehicle accident, fall, construction accident, heavy equipment accident, act of violence or personal injury accident may suffer a spinal cord injury leading to loss of movement and paralysis.  Paralysis may occur immediately after a personal injury accident or it may develop gradually if there is bleeding in the spinal cord. Four out of every five spinal cord injuries involve men, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

You may suffer complete paralysis if all motor function is lost below the level of the injury or partial paralysis if you still have some feeling and movement. The location of the paralysis determines the medical description of the condition.

  • Paraplegia involves paralysis of the lower half of the body, including loss of sensation and motion in both legs. Approximately 11,000 spinal cord injuries in the U.S. each year result in paraplegia, according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • Quadriplegia involves complete or incomplete paralysis of the trunk of the body and all four limbs.
  • Hemiplegia involves paralysis on one side of the body. It is most commonly associated with victims of strokes.

After your initial catastrophic injury is stabilized, you’ll see a number of medical specialists who treat patients with brain and spinal cord injuries and partial or complete paralysis,

including neurologists and neurosurgeons. Many people with paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegia require extensive physical therapy and rehabilitation to develop new living skills. The doctors and therapy are costly. You shouldn’t have to worry about paying those bills if your paralysis was caused by the fault of another person. Talk to a paraplegia advocates attorney at The Cagle Law Firm for an explanation of your legal rights to compensation.

Trust An Experienced Missouri and Illinois Personal Injury Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered paralysis, paraplegia, quadriplegia or hemiplegia in an accident caused by the fault of another person in the St. Louis area, eastern Missouri or the surrounding southern Illinois cities and towns, you should consult a knowledgeable paraplegia personal injury lawyer.

The skilled personal injury lawyers in St Louis assist victims of serious accidents causing paralysis in St. Louis and the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, including the Missouri and southern Illinois communities of Ballwin, Belleville, Chesterfield, Collinsville, East St. Louis, Edwardsville, Kirkwood, Mehlville, Oakville and University City, Arnold, Columbia, Florissant, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St. Peters and Wildwood.

Call a St. Louis paraplegia accident attorney today at (314) 276-1681 for a free consultation or use our online contact form.

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