February 5, 2020

Paralyzed After Being Struck by a Truck in Los Angeles

When it comes to truck versus a car, the size of the truck has a significant impact on the accident and, consequently, the injuries. But when it comes to truck versus a pedestrian, the stakes are far more disastrous.  This usually means that a pedestrian will suffer catastrophic and life-threatening injuries, particularly injuries resulting in paralysis.  This is usually due to a spinal cord or brain injury.  If you or a loved one were seriously injured or paralyzed after a trucking accident in California, ask our Los Angeles pedestrian paralysis lawyer for help.

In many cases, even if the pedestrian survives an accident with a truck, it will leave him or her with life-altering injuries and even paralysis.  This includes an inability to walk or use certain functions of his or her body.

What is Paralysis

Paralysis, a severe spinal cord injury, disrupts messages from the brain to the rest of the body via the spinal cord. The disruption of these messages can impede movement below the site of the injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, motor vehicle accidents, including trucking accidents, are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries each year.

Whether a paralysis is a complete or incomplete one, communication with other bodily functions are impaired, often causing the injured party to require the use of a wheelchair or other mobility assistance devices. He or she may require home and vehicle modifications, personal life assistance, and even assistance breathing. For many injured parties, they may need extensive assistance for the rest of their lives.

If you have been injured as a pedestrian in a trucking accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs both current and future, lost wages, future loss of earnings and other damages associated with your injuries. It is important to contact a Los Angeles pedestrian paralysis lawyer to understand your legal rights to compensation following an accident. For more information and a FREE case review, contact us today at (888) 588-1777.  We are ready and willing to help.