Paraplegia & Quadriplegia Claims
Turn to Our Walnut Creek Paralysis Lawyers
Accidents resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia are life-changing. People are often unable to care for themselves, requiring assistance with the chores of daily living. They are usually unable to work and may need regular support, care, or help with basic daily activities that were previously done on their own. When an individual suffers paralysis due to the negligent or reckless actions of another, it can be extremely devastating.
That is where our firm comes in. Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook has been advocating for injury victims since 1979—that is three decades of service to our community. We truly care about the individuals and families we work with, providing clear communication, award-winning counsel, and personalized attention every step of the way.
Don’t stay silent following your accident. Call our Walnut Creek paralysis attorneys to set up a free consultation at (925) 275-5592.
Comparing the Costs of Paraplegia vs. Quadriplegia
Any form of paralysis can be life-changing—especially when it is caused suddenly by an act of negligence or misconduct. From medical malpractice to car accidents to slip and falls to sport accidents, paralysis can be caused by a number of different incidents.
Our firm works closely with you to determine not just the cause, but the party that may be held liable. Depending on the type of paralysis experienced, you may be able to recover different damages from this liable party.
For example, quadriplegia and paraplegia differ in the following ways:
- Paraplegia – Loss of function, mobility, and sensation in the legs and lower body, limiting a person’s ability to perform daily activities as before. Likely, the victim will be restricted to a wheelchair and need major adjustments made to their household to ensure it is accessible. They will also likely have challenges returning to work—if at all.
- Quadriplegia – Resulting in total paralysis of the four limbs, this form of paralysis leaves a victim unable to move their upper or lower body. In severe cases, victims may even have trouble controlling their breathing. A person will likely require major remodeling of their living area—or be forced to move—regular care, assistance, and support on a daily basis. They will also likely have high medical expenses, care costs, and other related financial challenges.
While both forms are severe and life-altering, quadriplegia victims are often eligible for much more compensation based on their circumstances. Our attorneys help people who have become paraplegic or quadriplegic obtain the resources they need to live as fully as possible. We have a record of accomplishment in helping people who have suffered catastrophic injury through no fault of their own. We have been able to recover payment for their medical bills, lost income, ongoing care and durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and other assistive devices. Let our firm help you today.
Investigating Your Accident & Building a Strong Case
Our law firm is fortunate to be linked with many highly respected experts and specialists who will investigate your accident when you become our client. Our Walnut Creek paralysis lawyers also work with life-care planners, vocational specialists, rehabilitation therapist, and others to learn how the paraplegia or quadriplegia caused by the accident will affect you over the course of your life. We use the analysis and input from these experts to build a strong, compelling case for compensation.
If you or a loved one is suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia because of an accident caused by another party's actions, contact our Contra Costa County firm today.
We are ready to listen to your case! You can reach us at (925) 275-5592 at any time.