Paralysis & Paraplegia Attorneys in Sacramento
Spinal Cord Injuries Can Seriously Disrupt Lives. Get a Strong Attorney to Fight for Your Future.
The central nervous system is one of the only parts of the body that can’t repair itself. When the spinal cord is wounded, the body’s reaction can lead to secondary injury that propagates cell death beyond the original impact site. The more cells damaged, the worse a patient’s outcome will be. In many scenarios, the outcome is partial or complete paralysis.
These injuries are traumatizing, costly, and can lead to complications including ongoing medical problems, chronic pain, and emotional suffering. Don’t face the repercussions of a spinal cord injury on your own. With the help of Del Rio & Caraway, P.C., you can pursue compensation against the party that caused your injury. A settlement can help you cover your expenses and ensure your quality of life for the future. Our Sacramento catastrophic injury lawyers are passionate about representing you and protecting your right to this compensation. We want to know your story so we can help create a strategy to meet your goals and needs.
Call our team 24/7 at (916) 229-6755 for a free case evaluation. Our paralysis injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for you.
What Causes Paralysis?
High-speed accidents like motorcycle, auto, truck, and pedestrian collisions are a leading cause of spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis. Falls on dangerous property, violence, accidents involving dangerous products, and even medical malpractice can also result in a victim losing function in one or more parts of their body.
Depending on the severity of the injury, spinal cord damage may cause different levels of paralysis. If the spinal cord is only partially injured, the remaining cells may be able to rewire themselves somewhat, so the patient does not lose all function below the damaged area. They may retain some control of muscles/limbs. When the full width of the spinal cord is harmed, a patient will experience complete paralysis under the injury site—they will lose the ability to feel and control their limbs.
Life After a Paralyzing Injury
When the victim of an accident becomes fully or partially paralyzed, it impacts every facet of their life. The body’s conscious and subconscious actions like moving, eating, sleeping, and even breathing can be disrupted by spinal cord damage. While some patients experience partial recovery, others will have a disability for the rest of their life. This may preclude them from returning to their job, taking part in favorite hobbies, and being able to complete day-to-day tasks we all take for granted.
Further, these injuries are likely to impact a family, too. If the victim was a provider, the other members of the household may struggle to sustain themselves. A partner may have to adjust their work schedule to help their loved one attend treatment. It may even be necessary to retrofit your home with accommodations and/or hire an aid for the patient.
The Legal Help You Need for Serious Paralysis Injuries
As medical bills stack up and missed work cuts into your paycheck, you need a legal representative who can fight for fair compensation. Especially with injuries that cause paralysis, the damages go much further than the quantifiable costs. The emotional and physical toll paralysis can have on a patient is heavy. We want to help you fight for a settlement that can give you options for your future.
You don’t need more to worry about if you or a loved one has recently become paralyzed due to an accident. Let our team take on the work of filing your injury claim so you can focus on your recovery and next steps.
Contact Del Rio & Caraway, P.C. at (916) 229-6755 for a free consultation with our Sacramento lawyers. We are here to help those who have suffered spinal cord injuries that caused paralysis understand their legal options and make sure their stories are told.
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