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Common Causes of Paralysis in Boca Raton

The nerve cells in your back and spinal cord are critical to conducting daily activities. Unfortunately, they are also exceedingly delicate, and injury to this area of the body can result in damage to these cells, and sometimes this damage can cause paralysis.

The experienced lawyers at Kogan & DiSalvo understand the common causes of paralysis in Boca Raton accidents. A dedicated paralysis lawyer could use this knowledge to prepare your claim and fight for compensation for your injuries if they were a result of another party’s negligence.

What is Paralysis?

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Paralysis is a loss of strength in and control over a muscle or group of muscles in a part of the body. Paralysis is a problem along the chain of nerve cells that run from the body part to your back and back again. These nerve cells deliver the signals for your muscles to move. For more information, consult with a knowledgeable lawyer from Kogan & DiSalvo.

Common Causes of Paralysis Injuries

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Paralysis appears as a sign of many different medical conditions and injuries. For example, a person can be born with paralysis due to a birth defect such as spina bifida, which occurs when the brain, spinal cord, or the covering that protects them do not form the right way.

In most cases, paralysis is the result of an accident or a medical condition that affects the way muscles and nerves function.

The most common causes of paralysis in Boca Raton include:

  • Stroke
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Head injury
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Toxins/poisons
  • ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease)

Paralysis may occur as a result of severe incidents, including motor vehicle, motorcycle, trucking, and pedestrian accidents. Paralysis has also been known to happen during workplace accidents. Depending on the severity of the injury or the type of work that a person is involved in, paralysis may be likely.

Determining Liability in Paralysis Cases

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Kogan & DiSalvo attorneys determine liability in cases involving paralysis the same way as with any other catastrophic injury. To prove that someone was negligent, personal injury attorneys may show that the defendant had a duty of care to the claimant, the defendant breached that duty, and that duty proximately caused the claimant’s injuries.

Florida is a modified comparative fault state, meaning that a jury determines the percentage of fault upon each party, with the plaintiff’s award being reduced in proportion to their fault up to 50%. If the plaintiff is found to be 51% or more at fault, they are prohibited from recovery entirely. If the injured party was found partly at fault, they can still recover compensation reduced by the percentage they were found to be at fault.

Contact a Lawyer to Discuss the Common Causes of Paralysis in Boca Raton Injury Cases

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Paralysis can lead to a lifetime of medical care and rehabilitation costs. By understanding the common causes of paralysis in Boca Raton injury cases you and your attorneys could evaluate if you have grounds to file a claim against a negligent party. Contact the Boca Raton paralysis attorneys at Kogan & DiSalvo for a free consultation on your case. Let our team of compassionate and accomplished lawyers help you recover compensation.

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