Paralysis

Chula Vista Paralysis Lawyer

Have you or someone you know been paralyzed by someone else’s negligence.  If so, you need to contact The Law Office of David Gutierrez immediately to see what sort of legal recourse is available to you.

It also helps if you have a firm understanding of just what paralysis is and how it can affect you and your physical and financial future.

What Exactly is Paralysis?

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in any part of the body due to nerve damage.  Inability to move even one finger is considered paralysis.  More extreme cases are those involving immobilized limbs due to nerve damage.

The top four causes of paralysis are stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, and multiple sclerosis.  While stroke and multiple sclerosis are genetic and health related, head and spinal cord injury are often caused by third parties negligence.  Common sources of head and spine injuries are motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and sports.

Types of Paralysis

There are several different types of paralysis.  Damages incurred with be directly related to the severity of the paralysis you have suffered.

  • Localized paralysis is paralysis that occurs in just one part of the body (such as an arm, a leg, a hand etc.)
  • Global paralysis is when the injury results in weakness that extends throughout the entire body.
  • Hemiplegia is the type of paralysis that occurs affecting just one side of the body (as in the kinds of paralysis that occurs during a stroke).
  • Quadriplegia is the type of paralysis that occurs in all four limbs and is usually the result of an upper spinal cord injury.

When to Seek Legal Counsel

If your specific injury has been caused by an accident due to someone else’s carelessness or neglect or downright criminal behavior then you need legal representation in order to determine what sort of compensation you are eligible for and exactly how to go about ensuring that you get your life back on track.

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with paralysis due to an injury or accident that was the fault of another individual you may be eligible for legal recourse.  In order to determine if you qualify you need to contact The Law Office of David Gutierrez today in order to determine whether your case qualifies for legal representation.  Our qualified and experienced legal team will screen your case and determine if you qualify.