causes of paralysis


Nearly one in 50 Americans is living with paralysis today and many of those people were paralyzed by injuries. Therefore, understanding the causes of paralysis injuries and the legal options available to accident victims can help them obtain the support and resources they need to face the challenges their condition may pose.

Spinal cord injuries are the number two cause of paralysis and are responsible for about 27.3 percent of paralysis cases. Common causes of paralysis injuries such as spinal cord injuries include:

  • Automobile crashes – 27 percent
  • Physical labor-related injuries – 21 percent
  • Falls – 11 percent
  • Victim of violence – 6 percent
  • Sports accidents – 4 percent

Unfortunately, paralysis often prevents men and women living with this condition from earning a living. Furthermore, just 15.5 percent of individuals are employed. Therefore, they and their families often face great financial hardships. Individuals paralyzed as a result of another person’s negligence or wrongdoing need the help of an accident lawyer to obtain the compensation they need and deserve.

CALL (800) 722-9744 NOW
TO Speak To An Experienced Injury Lawyer FOR FREE.

Since 1996, the Law Offices of Marc J. Shuman & Associates have been helping accident victims, all injured victims and their families, navigate the complex legal process. As experienced personal injury, worker’s compensation, auto accident, and wrongful death attorneys, we can help you evaluate the facts, assess your options and navigate the legal challenges on your behalf.

With over 77 combined years of experience advocating for in excess of 20,000 injury victims and their families, we have recovered over 50 million dollars on their behalf. We advocate on your behalf, so you can focus on the task of recovery.

We serve clients all over the Greater Chicago Area, the State of Illinois and Northwest Indiana. CALL (800) 772-9744 Toll-FREE NOW for your FREE consultation.

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email