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Coping with Paralysis After a Car Crash


Local 10 News recently reported that a six-year-old Florida girl who was paralyzed in a car accident has started a new journey. The little girl was recently flown out to Philadelphia in order to begin a rigorous rehabilitation regime with the help of a furry friend. Several South Florida foundations joined together to provide the girl with a service puppy who will spend a year in service dog boot camp learning to do helpful actions such as turning lights switches on and off, picking up dropped items and opening doors. It is hoped that the service dog helps the little girl thrive following the devastating Wellington accident that left her paralyzed from the neck down, her grandmother injured and led to the death of her grand uncle.

Understanding Paralysis as a Result of Car Accidents

While many people are fortunate enough to walk away with little to no injuries after finding themselves involved in a car accident‚ others suffer injuries that can have a significant impact on their lives. One of the most debilitating consequences of a serious car accident occurs when an injured person develops paralysis. And while paralysis can be temporary in nature, it is often permanent and completely shifts the course of the person’s life. This devastating condition unfortunately leads to the loss of the ability to move and control muscles in the body so it is no surprise that it leads to substantial changes for those impacted with even the smallest of day-to-day things that people who have never suffered from paralysis take for granted. That doesn’t, however, negate the fact that many people who have incurred an injury leading to paralysis live full and vibrant lives.

Proceeding Following Paralysis  

With almost 1 in 50 people living with paralysis in this country, paralysis is a widespread condition that affects the lives of many Americans. If you find yourself among them, seeking proper medical attention is the first step toward recovery. With the help of medical treatment and rehabilitation, many people who suffer from paralysis learn how to cope with their limitations and regain as much of their abilities as is feasible. However, this is typically a long and costly process and can create a financial burden, especially because many victims of serious accidents are unable to work. To help offset the costs of this treatment, a significant number of those who have experienced serious injuries such as paralysis discuss the circumstances of the collision with an experienced legal team.

We Help Accident Victims Who Are Suffering From Paralysis

As the Miami personal injury attorneys at Payer & Associates, we understand the devastating nature of becoming paralyzed in a collision that wasn’t your fault. We represent people and their families who have suffered paralysis as a result of any type of accident or injury caused by someone else’s negligence and we can help you navigate through the complex facts of your case to reach the legal remedies that enable you to recover financially. While nothing will ever cure the loss you have suffered, financial compensation can help ease your burden by reimbursing you for the income you have already lost, future lost wages, past and future medical expenses, and the substantial pain and suffering you have experienced. Contact us today to begin protecting your rights by scheduling a free initial consultation.


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