Paralysis in Shreveport, LA

Since 1999, the Law Office of Alan Stegall has offered diligent and effective service to those who have suffered life-altering paralysis injuries. Alan Stegall takes pride in offering his clients help for complex legal problems, such as proving negligence in paralysis claims. Contact the Law Office of Alan Stegall at 318-221-8000.

What Is Paralysis?

Paralysis is a serious bodily injury that results in the loss of muscle movement. As a result of this, a person in unable to voluntarily move some or all of his or her body. It is a devastating injury that can affect the victim for possibly the rest of his or her life. It causes not only physical pain, but the victim will also have to rely on the help of other people in order to perform basic tasks. If you or a loved one has been paralyzed due to the negligence of another in Louisiana, you may be eligible for compensation.

What Causes Paralysis?

Spinal cord injuries can lead to partial or full paralysis. Loss of mobility or sensation to the lower limbs is called paraplegia. Loss of mobility or sensation to all four limbs is called quadriplegia. The following are just a few of the situations that can lead to paralysis:
  • Automobile accidents
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Pedestrian or bike accidents
  • Construction or workplace accidents
  • Surgery errors
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Heavy equipment accidents

What Damages Can I Recover For My Paralysis Injury?

The long-lasting and devastating impact that paralysis can leave on a person's life should not be overlooked in a personal injury claim. If you are paralyzed due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your ongoing healthcare needs such as rehabilitation, for any assistive devices you need such as a motorized wheelchair or modifications to your home or vehicle such as ramps or stairlifts. In order to receive compensation, you will need to prove that the responsible party is at fault for your accident. You should speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident in order to protect your rights.