West Palm Beach Paralysis Lawyer

Injury Claims: Quadriplegia and Paraplegia

Paralysis remains a physical condition that currently is impossible to fully resolve. Spinal cord injuries that have severed or severely damaged the cord cannot be healed to the point where motion can be recovered by the patient. In such a case, if negligence has led to the injury, our West Palm Beach paralysis lawyer should be contacted for assistance. The costs of medical treatment, care and the changes that must be made to the home to accommodate a wheelchair and other equipment, as well as the ongoing care that will be required are all extremely costly. The non-economic damages such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life are also high value.

A physically active person will now face a future without the ability to function as prior to the injury. At our firm, the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, P.A., we offer legal counsel to protect the rights of the injured. We pursue the maximum possible. Our firm is professional in all efforts to recover compensation, whether in an insurance claim or lawsuit. As trial lawyers, we have a long history of successful verdicts, and have attained the highest possible peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell® – AV preeminent® in personal injury law. We have recovered millions for the injured over our years in practice. We offer a free case evaluation to assist you.

Spinal Cord Injuries – Types of Paralysis

There are two types of paralysis that have the most significant impact on the life of the injured victim. These injuries could be the result of a spinal cord injury or in some cases, brain damage.

  • Paraplegia: In a spinal cord injury, the area below the injury cannot receive signals from the brain. When mid-back, the injury is most often paraplegia. The injured person loses the ability to move the legs, but retains the ability to use the hands and arms.
  • Quadriplegia: More serious than paraplegia, quadriplegia is when all four limbs are involved. The ability to function in any usual way has been completely lost. Currently there is no treatment that can resolve this condition, but there have been improvements in the ability to assist the patient through various technologies.

Contact our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer today for information about pursuing compensation for damages. The settlement we seek will naturally be of very high value, as the paralysis, whether partial or full, is most often permanent.