Paraplegia Attorney for the L.A. Area
Paraplegia can be among the worst conditions suffered due to a severe injury. Top-notch medical treatment is needed, including experienced legal advisors helping guide you through your trying, devastating time. The top-rated attorneys at Ehline Law Firm will fight hard for you and your injured family members.
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- Paraplegia Defined
- Partial and Total
- Other issues
- Seatbelt Issues
- Just Hire the Best Representative
[Page updated: 01-13-2021]
Our superb and charismatic trial lawyers want to help you make your life whole again. But nearly 1 in 50 people suffer and live with paralysis, meaning approximately 5.4 million people have been afflicted with some form of spine injury-related immobility. Be that skilled attorneys are not always available to get you paid the maximum allowed under the law as it may.
Paraplegia paralyzes your torso's lower portion waist down, whereas quadriplegia, or tetraplegia, involves paralysis from the neck down, typically from spinal cord damage.
Car accidents remain among the primary causes of paraplegia, including a motorcycle crash or pedestrian run over while walking down a sidewalk. Automobile accidents also cause most orthopedic problems, including severe spinal cord injuries.
But other things can cause this affliction like:
- Defective machines
- Weak warnings
- Poorly made products are all suspect.
These Product liability accident claims may force strict liability on the defendant or hold the careless defendant liable under ordinary negligence principles.
Causes of paralyzation Include:
- Car accidents
- Work injuries
- Poorly maintained premises
- Pool diving in the shallow end accident
- Plane crashes
- Medical or dental malpractice
Paraplegia causes victims to suffer partial paralysis, often accompanied by loss of feeling and leg function, paired with terrible pain and stinging sensations.
Typically the culprit is:
- Pinched nerves
- Traumatic brain injury
- Burn injuries are the culprit
- Loss of bladder, bowel control, and spasms
Even worse, it can severely inhibit:
- Sexual function
Often it causes shorter lifespans. All of these are actionable in court and require an attorney that can guide you through the process.
Severe medical problems can go well beyond the present.
- Future medical care, including hospital bills, pain drugs, motor transport, wheelchairs, and physical therapy, is costly.
When you or a loved one faces paraplegia due to another person’s negligence or carelessness, only the finest in legal representation will do.
What do the Statistics Show?
- Cars cause about half (46.9%) of all spinal cord injuries.
- In many of these cases, the other driver is at fault.
Third parties are also potentially liable, including for errors such as:
- Defective tires
- Seatbelts and steering columns.
Defective seatbelts could include lap belts that don’t include shoulder harnesses. Also, this could cause the victim’s midsection to experience a great force, causing spine injuries.
Hence, this could be one of the leading causes of paraplegia. Wearing a lap belt only restraint has become primarily phased out as the leading cause of modern back problems from wrecks. (Source.) But this statistical change did not occur until a government mandate in 2007. So many older model cars still hold this type of belt.
The Ehline Law Firm remains well known in Southern California. Because we care for our clients, our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys ferociously pursue all careless, responsible parties liable for causing your paralysis. And that may be why we have a stellar reputation. Our convenient meeting locations include San Pedro, Huntington Beach, LA, and Marina del Rey. All are of crucial importance both in and out of the courtroom.
Why Should You Be Careful Who You Hire to Represent You?
You can't just hire any paraplegia attorney for your representation in a severe spine injury case. Severe spine damage caused by negligence leading to paraplegia requires lawyers representing you with a proven track record, such as the charismatic, awarding-winning Ehline Law Firm's team.
We help clients get money for paralysis caused by:
- Cruise ship negligence
- Motorcycle accidents
- Hematoma, and others.
Ehline Law Firm stands ready to assist victims and their families. So reach out for a free consultation. In any event, we don’t charge our clients unless we win for them. Call now at (213) 596-9642.