Paraplegia Or Quadriplegia Injury Claims
In motor vehicle collisions and other personal injury accidents, spinal injuries and brain trauma can lead to various degrees of paralysis. Paralysis is among the most tragic consequences of accidents, as it can devastate victims’ quality of life for as long as they live.
At Hiepler & Hiepler, we are here to help you. We represent clients who have suffered paraplegia and quadriplegia injuries throughout the state of California and beyond. Attorneys from our firm share our commitment to helping our injured clients with all aspects of their claims. We help them obtain medical analysis and treatment, we fight for our clients’ compensation in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, and we even help our clients get the insurance coverage they need.
Verdicts And Settlements
- $5.9 Million — Truck accident — quadriplegic injury — Riverside Superior Court
- $2.8 Million — Catastrophic injury — partial paraplegia — truck accident — Santa Barbara Superior Court
What Type Of Injury Did You Suffer?
As an experienced, well-established law firm, we have the resources to fund our clients’ cases, even when they involve complex, protracted litigation. We take personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you will not have to pay attorney fees unless and until we obtain a successful judgment or settlement.
- Paraplegia: Paraplegia occurs when only the lower half of the body is paralyzed. The arms, hands and face muscles will usually work normally, but most of the muscles below the waist cannot function properly.
- Quadriplegia: Quadriplegia involves paralysis to both the upper half and lower half of the body.
- Varying degrees of paralysis: Paraplegia and quadriplegia occur most frequently when the nerves in the spinal cord are compressed, disabling the sending and receiving of signals between the brain and body parts. In some cases, the compression of the spinal cord nerves is incomplete, leaving some feeling and functioning in the affected body areas. Complete spinal cord injuries render the affected areas completely disabled, without any feeling or control.
Some of the effects of paraplegia and quadriplegia can include feeling loss, loss of bowel and bladder control, muscle spasms, pain and the complete inability to move the affected muscles.
The Importance Of Medical Analysis And Care
Whether you are completely paralyzed or suffering from a partial disability as a result of a spinal injury or brain injury, it is absolutely essential to obtain comprehensive analysis from a competent medical professional.
At Hiepler & Hiepler, we work with a network of professionals, including life-care experts, and we help make sure our clients obtain complete analyses of their medical conditions. A complete medical analysis must include the long-term medical needs that will develop over the years. This type of analysis can help you understand what your ongoing needs will be, and it will help us illustrate the long-term costs of your injury to the jury, to increase the compensation you could receive.
To schedule a free initial consultation with lawyer about paraplegia and quadriplegia injury accidents, call 866-531-3532 or contact us online. From our office in Oxnard, we serve clients across California.