Houston Paralysis Lawyers

Paralyzed in an Accident Caused by Someone Else's Negligence?

Paralysis is perhaps the most life-altering of all injuries a person could suffer. Loss of muscle control and sensation in the limbs with this debilitating condition presents extreme challenges to moving forward in life. In addition to the drastic impact it can have on your enjoyment of life, paralysis can mean a lifetime of care and a serious drain on financial resources.

If your accident and injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence, you should not have to shoulder the burden of the costs. Our paralysis attorneys in Houston at The Law Offices of Willie D. Powells III and Associates, PLLC can provide the legal representation you need to aggressively pursue full and fair compensation for your losses.

Why Choose Us to Handle Your Case?

Most of our clients at The Law Offices of Willie D. Powells III and Associates, PLLC come from personal referrals. Willie is different – not your average attorney. To us, you are not just another number, and we will treat you as an individual and give your case the care and attention it deserves.

At our firm, we understand the devastating impact that paralysis can have on individuals and their families. We provide compassionate and aggressive legal representation for those who have suffered paralysis due to the negligence of others.

When you choose us to handle your paralysis claim, you can expect:

  • Thorough investigation and analysis of the circumstances leading to the paralysis
  • Strategic legal representation to pursue maximum compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages
  • Expertise in navigating complex insurance claims and legal processes
  • Personalized attention and support throughout the entire legal process
  • Proven track record of successful outcomes in paralysis cases

Don't face the challenges of a lawsuit alone. Contact our Houston paralysis lawyers today at (713) 360-0062 to schedule a free consultation.

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Hear from past clients who worked with our team.

    Mr. Willie Powells was always available to answer any question or concerns that arose at any time of day or night during the time he was handling my case, as well as after. The Firm has a wonderful staff as well as lawyer(s).

    - Former Client

    Willie Powells represented me a couple years ago when I was rear-ended. His professionalism, compassion and persistence to ensure that I was made whole were exemplary. I trust Willie to always have our family’s welfare in mind while making legal deci

    - Former Client

    Mr. Willie Powells is an amazing business partner and friend. He has been an amazing instrument to me and my family during our disaster of Hurricane Harvey. I recommend him and this law firm to anyone and everyone.

    - Former Client

    They’re very professional and on top of everything. Their service and competence is impeccable and definitely Houston’s best! I highly recommend Mr. Powells law firm to represent you, you won’t be let down.

    - Former Client

    Willie Powells was very responsive to my calls, questions, and concerns. He constantly kept me updated with my case and was able to give me the results I needed. He really cares about his clients! Highly recommended.

    - Former Client

What Is Paralysis?

Paralysis can be defined as a loss of strength and control over a group of muscles in a part of the body. In most cases, it is not a problem with the muscles, but rather with the signals from the brain to the body and back through the nerve cells. Paralysis can be partial, when some muscle control remains, or complete, when you are unable to move your muscles at all.

Types of Paralysis

The types of paralysis are defined according to what portion of the body is paralyzed:

  • Monoplegia affects one limb only, such as an arm or a leg.
  • Hemiplegia affects only one side of the body.
  • Diplegia affects the same limb or area on both sides of the body.
  • Paraplegia affects both legs and parts of the trunk in some cases.
  • Quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia) affects both arms, both legs, and in some cases, everything from the neck down, including the heart, lungs, and other organs.

The Most Common Causes of Paralysis

The most common causes of paralysis are:

Head injuries and spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis are frequently sustained in motor vehicle accidents, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents, and in falls, particularly from high places, as on a construction site.

Additional Complications of Paralysis

Paralysis, whether partial or complete, can have a significant impact on various aspects of a person's health and well-being. Secondary health issues often arise as a result of paralysis, and these can vary depending on the extent and location of the paralysis. 

Secondary health issues associated with paralysis can include:

  • Muscle atrophy
  • Contractures
  • Osteoporosis and bone density loss
  • Pressure sores (ulcers)
  • Autonomic dysreflexia
  • Respiratory complications
  • Cardiovascular issues
  • Bladder and bowel dysfunction
  • Spasticity or flaccidity
  • Weight gain and metabolic changes
  • Depression and anxiety

It's important to note that advances in rehabilitation, assistive technology, and medical care have improved the management of many secondary health issues associated with paralysis. Comprehensive care, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and regular medical monitoring, can help mitigate these complications and improve the overall quality of life for individuals living with paralysis.

This is why it's important for paralysis victims to take legal action after an accident. Doing so can help ensure that they receive the financial support necessary to cope with the challenges associated with paralysis, both in the short-term and long-term. 

Recovering Compensation for Paralysis

If you have been paralyzed through the fault of another, you are entitled to recover compensation for your losses. Typically, personal injury claims must be filed with the court within two years of the date of the accident that caused the injuries. 

In a paralysis lawsuit, compensation may cover:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Cost of equipment or home and vehicle modifications
  • Punitive damages (designed to punish the defendant) in some cases

Contact our Houston paralysis attorneys at the Law Offices of Willie D. Powells III & Associates today for your free consultation.

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