San Francisco Paraplegia Injury Lawyers
If a spinal cord injury causes vertebrae to compress or pinch the spinal nerves, tear the spinal nerves or sever the spinal cord, the injury may result in paraplegia. If the spinal cord cannot carry signals below the level of injury on the spine, the person will be paralyzed below that level.
For experienced spinal cord injury representation, contact the Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco attorneys at Mary Alexander & Associates, P.C. We have helped numerous paraplegia victims recover compensation from the parties responsible for their injuries. We understand that you and your family are going through a difficult time. You can rely on our skill and compassion as we pursue your claim. Please call (415) 966-2626 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our Oakland, San Jose, San Mateo or San Francisco paraplegia injury lawyers.
Seeking Compensation for Your Losses
The location of a spinal cord injury affects the severity of the spinal condition. The higher on the spine the injury occurs, the more debilitating the injury. People who are injured in the thoracic, lumbar or sacral regions (below the T1 vertebra) may retain function of the arms, hands and abdominal muscles, while losing function and sensation in the legs. This is paraplegia. An injury to the upper cervical region may cause quadriplegia.
In addition to loss of sensation and function below the injury, paraplegia patients may experience serious complications involving other body systems and organs, such as:
- Bladder dysfunction
- Bowel dysfunction
- Kidney stones
- Sexual dysfunction
- Pressure sores and infections
People with paraplegia require lifelong treatment from specialists as well as day-to-day help from family or other caregivers. The medical bills will be considerable, as will costs for modifications to their homes and vehicles. We work with medical experts, life-care planners and economists to calculate the past and future needs of the injury victim and his or her family.
Paraplegia Injury in the San Francisco, Oakland, San Mateo and San Jose Areas
To schedule a free initial consultation, please call (415) 966-2626 today.