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CATASTROPHIC INJURIES AS A RESULT OF AN ACCIDENT

PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS IN SOLANO COUNTY

ATTORNEYS HELPING VICTIMS OF COMPLETE OR PARTIAL PARALYSIS

Spinal cord injuries can vary significantly. In the worst cases, spinal cord injuries could lead to complete paralysis. Paralysis is the loss of function of the muscles in a part of your body. Not only is this emotionally devastating but could add a lot of financial complications for you and your family. If you or a loved one is suffering from complete or partial paralysis, you need to contact an experienced Vallejo CA personal injury lawyer who can work with you to get compensation to pay for the medical bills, ongoing health care costs, rehabilitation, lost wages and emotional distress.

Types of Paralysis

Spinal cord injuries can be classified as either complete or incomplete and can cause different types of paralysis:

  • Hemiplegia – paralysis that occurs in one side of the body
  • Diplegia – paralysis that occurs in both sides of the body
  • Paraplegia – paralysis in the lower part of the body
  • Quadriplegia – paralysis in both arms and legs

Complete injuries are those that result in no muscle control or sensation below the area of the spinal cord that was injured. Incomplete injuries are those that result in only partial paralysis below the injured area. The severity of the paralysis is dependent on the location of the injury. Typically, paralysis occurs downward from the point of the injury or trauma to the spinal cord but paralysis can also cause a lot of secondary issues such as:

  • Chronic pain
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Depression
  • Bladder and bowel control problems
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Skin issues

Victim of paralysis will most likely need a lifetime of additional care, making medical bills extremely costly. If you or someone you know is suffering from paralysis, you must contact a lawyer who can get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Damages Recoverable in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Because spinal cord injuries are much more severe than other injuries, you may be entitled to more compensation than in other personal injury cases. The specific amount will be dependent on a number of factors but in most cases, the plaintiff is able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical bills – These are not capped in California so you can receive compensation for past and future bills.
  • Pain and suffering – Noneconomic damages such as pain, suffering, mental or emotional anguish are hard to measure. The cap on noneconomic damages in California is $250,000.
  • Lost wages – In most cases, paralysis means the victim is unable to work and provide for themselves and family.
  • Punitive damages – These are only awarded when the defendant acted with fraud, malice or intent to cause injuries.

Liability in Personal Injury Cases

In most cases, to recover compensation for paralysis, you would need to establish the theory of negligence in the responsible party. This may be the driver of a car, the manufacturer or a defective product, a property owner, or even the government. Every case is different and it requires an experienced Dixon personal injury attorney who can help you receive compensation during such a devastating time in your life.

Vacaville Personal Injury Lawyer Helps Injury Victims

If you or a loved one is suffering from paralysis, you need to contact an experienced Solano County injury attorney who can help you.

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