Paralysis is the loss of function of the muscles in a part of your body. Being unable to move part or all of your body is one of the worst results of a catastrophic injury. In addition to the frustration that comes from being paralyzed or from having a loved one paralyzed, there are also concerns about how you will be able to support themselves and their family, pay for medical bills and ongoing health care costs, rehabilitation, and continue to live a functioning life.
Paralysis can be permanent or temporary. Paralysis can be complete or partial. Paralysis that occurs in one side of the body is called Hemiplegia, and when Paralysis occurs in both sides of the body it is called Diplegia. Paraplegia refers to a person who cannot feel anything in the lower part of his or her body. Quadriplegia refers to the inability to move the both arms and legs.
The extent of the Paralysis is usually determined on the location and severity of the Spinal Cord Injury. Typically, paralysis occurs downward from the point of injury or trauma to the spinal cord. The damage to the nerves in the spinal cord causes the signals between the brain and other parts of the body to be severed. Paralysis can also cause secondary issues such as: chronic pain, respiratory conditions, depression, bladder and bowel control problems, sexual dysfunction, and skin issues. Injuries to the Cervical Spine (upper back and neck) are more likely to lead to more severe paralysis and Quadriplegia, while injuries to the Thoracic Spine (mid-back), Lumbar Spine (lower back), and Sacral (tailbone) are less likely to cause life threatening injuries and Quadriplegia.
Hire An Experienced California Quadriplegia Injury Attorney
Paralysis can be caused by a medical condition or disease, or by trauma or accident, such as a spinal cord injury. Automobile Accidents account for 55% of all Quadriplegia injuries. The accidents can be a result of negligence and reckless driving or they can be a result of a defect in the design or manufacturing of the vehicle. Pedestrian accidents, accidents involving SUV rollovers, and truck accidents are most susceptible to causing Paraplegia or Quadriplegia. Other causes of Quadriplegia and Paraplegia include: construction site accidents, falls from scaffolding, sports accidents, amusement park accidents, and medical malpractice.
If you or a loved one is now a paraplegic or quadriplegic as a result of an accident or injury caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, the skilled California Paralysis Accident Injury Lawyers at the B&D Law Group, APLC can help. Our experienced California Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers will work to ensure that you get the recovery you and your loved ones are entitled to. We will provide you with advice and legal guidance during this difficult time, and our California Paralysis Injury Attorneys can come to your home or hospital to provide you with a free consultation on your injury claim.
We are here to help. Our experienced California quadriplegia accident injury lawyers understand that choosing an attorney to fight for your California paralyzing accident is not easy. We want to make sure that you know your rights and make the right choices. We never charge for a Free Consultation on your California Personal Injury Claim.