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Three Causes of Paralysis from an Illinois Auto Accident

Every time a driver gets behind a wheel, he is taking a risk. No matter how careful and safe a driver may be, there isn’t any guarantee that other drivers on the road will take the same responsibility. These negligent drivers are often the cause of a Gurnee car accident. Unfortunately, a car accident can result in severe injuries that can be very hurtful to the driver and others in the vehicle.

One of the common injuries associated with Illinois car accidents is paralysis. Paralysis is the complete loss of control of a muscle or muscle group. Auto accidents account for 55 percent of all paralysis cases.

Three ways a car crash in Illinois can cause paralysis are:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI). A severe blow to the head can cause an accident victim to sustain a traumatic brain injury. A TBI may prevent the brain from communicating with some muscles. This causes paralysis in those muscles.
  • Spinal cord injury. A spinal cord injury can cause either a partial paralysis or total paralysis. The paralysis may be a result of the spinal cord being pinched, severed, or cut.
  • Limb injury. An injury to a certain limb may cause paralysis in that limb. This can occur when the nerves that carry messages from the spinal cord to the arm or leg are damaged in the accident.

Suffering from an accident resulting in paralysis can be devastating. Many who suffer from paralysis also suffer from financial hardship from loss of income and medical bills. Many accident victims are unaware that they can take legal action to recover these financial losses.

Begin your claim by contacting an experienced Gurnee auto accident attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Don’t hesitate to call 866-625-2299 for a free case evaluation. Also, be sure to ask for a free copy of our client report, The Ultimate Guide For Automobile Accident Victims.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham