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Paralysis From a Motorcycle Accident

Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation for thousands of Americans who enjoy riding in the fresh air. However, these motor vehicles can be dangerous and may allow riders to suffer devastating injuries in the event of an accident. Unfortunately, even with the proper safety precautions such as a helmet, motorcyclists could still suffer injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others.

You should not have to suffer financially because of someone else’s careless actions. At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C., our team of Wisconsin motorcycle accident lawyers is here to help you fight for the financial compensation you need to pay for damages. Contact us today at 800-242-2874 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options. Let us handle your case while you focus on your recovery.

Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

If a motorcycle rider experiences an injury to the neck or spinal cord, he or she could experience paralysis that is partial or complete, temporary or permanent. The level of the injury typically depends on where the spinal cord is injured. The following outlines areas of the neck that could be damaged and the level of injury that may occur:

  • C1 and C2 vertebrae –complete paralysis
  • C3 vertebra – paralyzed diaphragm and loss of the ability to breathe
  • C4 vertebra– paralysis from shoulders down
  • C5 vertebra– paralysis in the wrists, hands, and sometimes rest of the body
  • C6 vertebra– paralysis throughout body except for limited mobility in arms
  • C7 vertebra– functioning arms but loss of use in the hand

In some cases, this paralysis can be permanent. This may result in a loss of the ability to work as well as other problems.

Contact Us

If you have become paralyzed in a motorcycle accident caused by another individual, you may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses. Contact the Wisconsin motorcycle accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874 to learn more about your legal rights in your situation.

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