Compassionate, Dedicated Paraplegia Attorneys
Accidents involving spinal cord injuries have devastating and long-lasting effects on the victim and their entire family, especially when they result in paraplegia. At San Diego Injury Lawyer, we understand the physical and financial hardships that catastrophic injuries can cause. Paraplegia involves lifelong expenses and can change the entire course of your life. Many victims of these injuries are unable to work or care for themselves in the same way as they did before an accident.
A paraplegia attorney at our San Diego, CA, firm can help you collect the compensation you need. In cases where injuries were a result of negligent or reckless behavior, our settlements can reach several million dollars. If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury, contact our firm online or by phone at (858) 413-9228 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.
What Is Paraplegia?
Paraplegia is a type of paralysis that affects muscle function from the waist down. Typically caused by damage to the middle or lower spine, paraplegia can result in loss of both sensation and movement. The severity of the condition can vary widely, depending which parts of the spine are affected. While some paraplegics retain limited leg function, many rely entirely on wheelchair.
Both accident victims and their families often must completely restructure their lives in the wake of paraplegia.
While certain diseases and genetic abnormalities can result in paraplegia, spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of paralysis in the U.S. Some of the most common causes of these injuries include:
At San Diego Injury Lawyer, we represent cases of paraplegia stemming from all types of accidents and can help you navigate the complex legal precedents surrounding negligence and fault.
The Effects of Paraplegia
Catastrophic injuries have far-reaching effects on many aspects of the victim’s life. On top of dramatic changes to your quality of life, paralysis often requires a lifetime of medical care. On average, you may pay up to $428,000 for medical care during your lifetime. However, you do not have to pay for them alone. With the help of a personal injury lawyer, you can collect damages for expenses, such as:
- Doctors’ bills
- Modifications to your home
- Physical and occupation therapy
- Transportation to and from medical appointments
- Long-term or live-in medical assistance
- Lost wages
- Future loss of earning ability
In some cases, your spouse or dependents can also collect damages for loss of consortium. This type of damage covers the loss of the benefits of a familial relationship, such as the ability to have children.
Why Hire Us?
The attorneys at San Diego Injury Lawyer have represented clients in personal injury suits for over 30 years. We understand that no amount of money can restore your health or your previous lifestyle. However, financial compensation can alleviate the stress of covering medical expenses, lost wages, and other costs related to your injury. We do not charge you any fees unless we win your case.
Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation
Our team has a deep understanding of paraplegia cases. We will do everything in our power to make this difficult time as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. For more information about our services or to schedule your free case evaluation, contact our office online or call us at (858) 413-9228 today.