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, as is an experienced legal advisor that can help guide you through this trying time. The top rated attorneys at the Ehline Law Firm are ready to fight on behalf of you and your injured families.
Table of Contents:
- Paraplegia Defined
- Partial and Total
- Other issues
- Seatbelt Issues
- Just Hire the Best Representative
Let us help you make your lives whole again. Unfortunately, nearly 1 in 50 people are living with paralysis. That's approximately 5.4 million people! Be that as it may, skilled attorneys are not always available to get you paid the maximum allowed under the law.
Paraplegia is a type of paralysis of the lower portion of the human torso from the waist down. It is different than quadriplegia. For example, tetraplegia, its other namesake, is paralysis from the neck down. Normally, it is due to spinal cord damage.
The negligent accident remains a known cause of paraplegia. For example, an orthopedic injury from a car crash could cause severe spinal cord injuries.
But other things can cause this affliction like:
- Defective machines
- Weak warnings
- Poorly made products are all suspect. Accident claims like this are known in the industry as strict goods and “negligence products liability.”
This can also be caused by to:
- Car accidents
- Work injuries
- Poorly maintained premises
- Pool diving in the shallow end accident
- Plane crashes
- Medical or dental malpractice
Paraplegia can cause full or partial paralysis. Also, this can lead to loss of feeling and leg function. But this could also be paired with terrible pain and stinging sensations.
Typically the culprit is:
- Pinched nerves
- Burn injuries are the culprit.
- But it could also cause a loss of bladder or 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 very expensive.
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. Lap belts are mostly phased out. (Source.) But this 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 is well known in Southern California. Because of our care for our clients and the ferocious pursuit of liable parties we have a stellar reputation. Our specialized abilities revolve around injuries in many cities across the state.
These include San Pedro, Huntington Beach, LA, and Marina del Rey. All are of crucial importance both in and out of the courtroom.
Why You Should Be Careful Who You Hire to Represent You?
Because these types of spinal injuries also happen at hospitals, cruise ships, and infections, you can’t just have anyone serve you. These injuries can cause severe spine damage, leading to paraplegia.
We cover all cases resulting in this affliction including:
- Cruise ship negligence
- Medical malpractice
- 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.