Paralysis Attorneys in Waco Temple Killeen Texas
Paralysis is the complete loss of strength in an affected limb or muscle group. Permanent or temporary paralysis is a life-altering injury that is impossible to ignore. When an accident victim suffers for the rest of their life due to someone else’s negligence, it is especially hard to take. In some situations, a person suffers partial paralysis, and in other particularly tricky circumstances, complete paralysis. Although every case is different, personal injury lawyers at Dunnam & Dunnam have recovered millions for those who have paralysis due to someone else’s conduct. Call our Waco Temple Killeen paralysis attorneys at 254-753-6437 for a consultation.
We will work with medical experts, certified life care planners, and economists to determine the exact nature of your paralysis and the anticipated lifetime costs. Then we will aggressively pursue full compensation for the damages you have suffered, including pain and suffering; current and future medical expenses; physical, occupational and vocational rehabilitation; lost income and loss of future earning capacity; property damage, and more.
What are the types of paralysis?
Paralysis may affect an individual muscle, but it usually affects an entire body region. The distribution of weakness is an essential clue to the location of the nerve damage that is causing the paralysis. Words describing the distribution of paralysis use the suffix “-plegia,” from the Greek word for “stroke.” The types of paralysis are classified by region:
- Monoplegia, affecting only one limb
- Diplegia, affecting the same body region on both sides of the body (both arms, for example, or both sides of the face)
- Hemiplegia, affecting one side of the body
- Paraplegia, affecting both legs and the trunk
- Quadriplegia, affecting all four limbs and the trunk.
What are the rehabilitation options for paralysis?
The only treatment for paralysis is to treat its underlying cause. The loss of function caused by long-term paralysis can be managed through a comprehensive rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation includes:
- Physical therapy. The physical therapist focuses on mobility. Physical therapy helps develop strategies to compensate for paralysis by using those muscles that still have normal function, helps maintain and build any strength and control that remain in the affected tissues, and helps maintain range of motion in the affected limbs to prevent muscles from shortening (contracture) and becoming deformed. If nerve regrowth is expected, physical therapy is used to retrain affected limbs during recovery. A physical therapist also suggests adaptive equipment such as braces, canes, or wheelchairs.
- Occupational therapy. The occupational therapist focuses on daily activities such as eating and bathing. Occupational therapy develops special tools and techniques that permit self-care and suggests ways to modify the home and workplace so that a patient with an impairment may live a healthy life.
- Other specialties. The nature of the impairment may mean that the patient needs the services of a respiratory therapist, vocational rehabilitation counselor, social worker, speech-language pathologist, nutritionist, special education teacher, recreation therapist, or clinical psychologist.
Results in Personal Injury Matters
- $27 million settlement in matter involving the close head injury of a two-week-old child. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, KCEN-TV, Meat & Poultry Magazine and Topverdict.com.
- $15 million settlement in matter involving the injuries of an ATF agent in the Branch Davidian raid. Read about this case on Justia.com.
- $1.5 million settlement for the injuries caused by a straw purchase of a gun at a pawn shop. Read about this case as reported by the Waco Tribune Herald, and MoreLaw.com.
- $800 thousand verdict for motorcycle driver with broken femur involved in collision with a car.
We are proud of our results reported above, but please note that prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Each matter depends on the facts of the case.
Paralysis Injury Attorneys in Waco Temple Killeen
Dunnam & Dunnam attorneys are experienced in handling claims involving paralysis. Waco, Temple & Killeen paralysis injury attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam can be contacted at 254-753-6437. Our Waco personal injury lawyers have represented accident victims in Waco since 1925. We are here to get you through this together. Our goals are the same—to make sure you can get on with your life and that your legal interests are protected. Although every case is different, we have recovered millions for Waco injury victims. We are here to answer questions about your case. In the meantime, you can read a few of the general frequently asked questions about personal injury claims while you wait to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Waco attorneys. The Temple, Killeen & Waco paralysis injury attorneys at Dunnam & Dunnam include:
Vance has 60 years of experience as a lawyer in Waco, Texas handling all types of cases in both the office and the courtroom.Read More
Thomas C. West is a Criminal Law specialist, Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.Read More
Jim Dunnam is a Board Certified Specialist in both Civil Trial Law and Family Law.Read More
Eleeza's practice areas include: Personal Injury Law, Civil Trial Law, Commercial Law, Family Law and Pharmaceutical Law.Read More
Gerald R. Villarrial has practiced family law, criminal law and civil litigation for over 20 years.Read More
Mason Dunnam is the fourth generation of Dunnam attorneys at the firm since 1925Read More