Being paralyzed in an accident is life-altering. When someone’s negligence or carelessness is the cause, victims have a right to meaningful compensation. If you or a loved one has sustained a paralysis injury, turn to Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook

As a premier personal injury law firm serving clients throughout the Bay Area, we have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates of the injured. We know that a paralysis injury will have lasting repercussions, from adapting to a new lifestyle, receiving medical treatment, relying on caregivers, and being unable to work. 

The physical, emotional, and financial burdens can be overwhelming. Our team can help lift those burdens by providing compassionate representation and fighting to win you the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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common Causes Of Paralysis

Common Causes of Paralysis

Paralysis usually stems from a sudden blow to the spinal cord. Specifically, injuries leading to paralysis frequently occur in motor vehicle incidents where the individual sustains the force of the crash. Moreover, motorcycle crashes, bicycle mishaps, and pedestrian incidents are also common precursors to paralysis.

Our firm pursues justice against careless drivers responsible for the physical injuries and emotional distress inflicted upon victims. With extensive experience, we have also adeptly managed cases related to workplace incidents. Specifically, construction employees often suffer paralysis due to falls from ladders, scaffolds, roofs, and elevated platforms.

While employees injured on the job may receive benefits through California’s workers’ compensation scheme, paralysis injuries resulting from safety breaches or third-party negligence justify a civil action. Additionally, medical negligence, faulty products, and liability issues related to property ownership can lead to paralysis injuries.

Regardless of the circumstances, our legal team is committed to relentlessly pursuing accountability from those at fault and offering you formidable advocacy during your time of need.

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Types of Paralysis Injuries

Paralysis injuries are categorized based on how much they impair the victim’s control over their limbs. An injury that results in a total loss of sensation and movement below the point of injury is known as a complete injury. Conversely, if there is still some degree of motor or sensory function present, the injury is classified as “incomplete.”

Generally, there are two types of paralysis — paraplegia and quadriplegia.


  • Involves loss of use in limbs and extremities below the waist, impacting the trunk, legs, and pelvic organs.
  • Frequently accompanied by nerve damage at the site of injury.
  • Treatment often includes surgery, physical therapy, and possibly lifelong medical support.
  • Individuals may lose the ability to live independently, needing caregiver support for daily activities.


  • Results in the loss of use in limbs and extremities below the neck, affecting arms, hands, trunk, and pelvic organs.
  • These injuries pose a threat to life, usually necessitating surgical intervention and continuous medical care.
  • Individuals often cannot care for themselves and might lose the capacity to breathe without assistance.

Paralysis injuries are irreversible, yet there is hope through medical advancements and experimental treatments that may one day enable victims to function more independently. Meanwhile, the profound impact of paralysis injuries on a person’s life underscores the importance of having aggressive legal representation to navigate these challenging circumstances.

Complications of Paralysis Injuries

The complexities of paralysis injuries, including reduced mobility, respiratory challenges, muscle deterioration, emotional distress, and other possible complications such as sexual dysfunction and cardiovascular issues, further emphasize the necessity of consulting with a highly skilled personal injury attorney.

Our attorneys understand the long-term consequences and will help you to recover damages to cover all potential medical and rehabiltative expenses. With decades of experience handling such cases, we will leverage our negotiating and trial skills to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

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Recoverable Damages for Paralysis Injuries

When pursuing a claim for paralysis injuries, it’s possible to recover a range of economic and non-economic damages, ensuring vital support for the challenges ahead.

Economic Damages:

  • Compensation for lost wages and the potential loss of future earnings.
  • Coverage for past and future medical expenses.
  • Costs associated with assistive devices like wheelchairs and ventilators.
  • Expenses for necessary modifications to your home.

Non-Economic Damages:

  • Compensation for intangible losses such as pain and suffering.
  • Recognition of permanent disabilities.
  • Compensation for the loss of enjoyment of life.

While financial compensation cannot undo the damage caused by paralysis, securing a successful claim can provide the medical and financial resources to heal.

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