What accidents cause childhood paralysis? Here, learn common accidents involving negligence that lead to paralysis and a child’s right to compensation.

Common Catastrophic Accidents That Lead Children to Suffer Paralysis

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While it can be challenging to cope with becoming paralyzed for an adult, it can be even more devastating if a child is paralyzed due to the negligent actions of another person or business. He will have medical needs throughout his life and if his paralysis is serious enough, he could be permanently disabled. Common types of paralysis that your child could suffer following an accident include:

  • Paraplegia: paralysis of the lower torso and legs
  • Quadriplegia: paralysis of the torso, arms, and legs
  • Monoplegia: paralysis of one limb
  • Hemiplegia: paralysis of an arm and leg on one side of the body

Tragic Accident That Cause Children to Become Paralyzed

While there are some non-accidental causes of childhood paralysis, many are caused by an injury to the spinal cord in an accident. Children are even more vulnerable than adults to this type of injury due to their small size. Common types of accidents caused by another’s negligence that result in children suffering paralysis include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of paralysis, and children can suffer this injury as the innocent victim of a car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian accident.
  • Sports and recreational injury. Children can suffer a catastrophic spinal cord injury while playing sports, or at a playground, swimming pool, amusement park, or other recreational facility. If a business, municipality, or person was negligent in causing his paralysis, a child may have a right to compensation for his injuries.
  • Falls. Slip and fall accidents and falls from heights, such as windows, stairs, balconies, and ladders, are another type of preventable accident that can lead a child to become paralyzed.
  • Birth injuries. The birth of a child can turn tragic if a doctor or other medical care provider makes mistakes during childbirth that cause the baby to suffer paralysis.

Protect Your Child’s Future by Pursuing His Claim for Compensation

If your child was paralyzed in an accident, he will need life-long medical care to help him cope with his paralysis and its complications, such as respiratory problems, bladder control, and skin conditions. He may never be able to work or take care of himself. The cost of your child’s long-term care could be enormous. If a negligent party caused his injuries, he could be entitled to compensation to pay for his past and future medical expenses, his financial support, and his pain and suffering.

Your child is relying on you to pursue his claim for compensation to ensure that his financial stability and health care needs are met throughout his life—including when you may not be there to help him. Let us take over the burden of fighting for the compensation your child needs and deserves. Call our office to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.


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