There is little doubt that collisions between a semi-truck and a passenger vehicle are dangerous. Rarely do victims of these truck accidents emerge without significant or catastrophic injuries. Sometimes, a severe injury may heal with medical care. Other times, the physical damage suffered in an accident can result in paralysis, usually for life.
In our time serving the tri-state area of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, we have seen victims suffer from partial or complete paralysis after a truck accident. These victims struggle to perform the daily tasks that most of us take for granted. Making matters worse, they also suffer from other conditions caused by paralysis.
What complications may accompany paralysis?
Among the conditions that may accompany paralysis, trouble breathing is one of the most troubling. Other potential health problems include:
- Irregular heart rate or blood flow
- Blood clots in the legs
- Pressure sores or skin injuries
- Improper functioning of internal tissues (organs, glands, etc.)
- Trouble swallowing
- Loss of bowel or bladder control
Paralysis victims may also experience severe mood changes and problems performing sexually. Fortunately, many treatments exist to help paralyzed victims improve or increase their quality of life. However, these treatments cost a lot of money, which most people in the tri-state region cannot afford.
For example, doctors often prescribe routine physical therapy to improve the way the body functions. Other treatments include frequent occupational therapy to help victims learn new methods of performing necessary daily tasks. Patients can also expect to make many costly trips to the doctor’s office for monitoring and wellness checkups in the aftermath of the injury.
How can ordinary residents possibly afford the many expenses that arise after severe truck accident injuries? In many cases, the most effective method is seeking financial compensation either from insurance companies or the party that caused the crash. We want you to be as well-informed as possible after your accident. Please, continue reviewing our blog and website to learn about your legal options.