Paraplegia is a devastating result of a spinal cord injury. There are certain areas of the spinal cord that, if injured, result in Quadriplegia and certain areas that result in Paraplegia. The loss of the use of one’s legs in obviously life altering. To be unable to walk would be a challenge to anyone. The emotional element attached to such a situation may be as challenging as the physical, as the injury victims must adjust their entire lifestyle.
Many of the same issues that apply to Quadriplegia apply to Paraplegia. Special care, equipment and living space is again necessary on a short term and life long – long term basis.
As with any injury, medical treatment must be obtained in a timely manner. Of equal importance is the need to follow up on the medical treatment so that:
- You are treated properly.
- There is a proper record.
Additionally a law firm should be retained as soon as possible to deal with the insurance company and ensure the case progresses properly. A law firm should be retained because the issues involved are very complicated and there are simply so many issues to deal with.