Paralysis Injuries

Our Torrance paralysis injury lawyers at AgnewBrusavich are here to fight for your rights to compensation if your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence.

Torrance Paralysis Injury Lawyers

Recovering Damages After Serious Injury in the South Bay

The moment a victim is injured in an accident and discovers they’re paralyzed, everything changes. If their paralysis is permanent and prevents them from being able to execute their job responsibilities, they may have to quit work and shift careers – others may lose hope of finding gainful employment altogether. Some victims have to hire at-home nursing care, and nearly all have to undergo months and even years of physical therapy. In short, paralysis can transform your life and require you to shell out tens of thousands of dollars to pay for the medical equipment and care that you need to get by.

We believe reckless and careless people deserve to be held responsible for their actions and that victims shouldn’t have to be burdened with expenses when they’ve already been caused enough pain. We take a team-oriented approach to each of our cases and can work closely with you to understand and pursue your goals.

What are the Types of Paralysis?

Paralysis involves losing muscle function in parts of your body. In the realm of personal injury law, this often occurs when a person endures trauma in an accident that causes nerve damage, which occurs when communication is lost between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be temporary or permanent, and some victims will experience paralysis on and off throughout their lives.

There are various types of paralysis a person can experience depending on the nature of their accident, such as where they were struck or how they landed after a collision or a fall. These types include:

  • Monoplegia: This type of paralysis affects a smaller part of the body, meaning the victim has feeling in most parts of their body besides one limb, such as an arm.
  • Hemiplegia: A rarer type of paralysis, hemiplegia typically impacts one side of a person’s body, preventing them from using the arm and leg on that side.
  • Paraplegia: This paralysis affects a person’s entire lower body as a result of a spinal cord injury, preventing them from having use of their trunk, legs, and pelvic region.
  • Quadriplegia: Quadriplegics are people who have lost the ability to use all their limbs, including their arms, legs, trunk, and pelvic organs. This often occurs when someone’s spinal cord is struck or damaged towards the neck.

In many of the injury cases we handle, clients suffer from paralysis as a result of a spinal cord injury. Though vertebrae are meant to protect our delicate nerve endings and spine, it can be shattered in the event of an accident that causes blow, jolts, or penetration from objects. Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of paralysis, which can occur when a driver or occupant is thrown from their vehicle or is pinned beneath a car.

Warning Signs of a Spinal Cord Injury

Though many people are paralyzed in their accident and are immediately unable to move, requiring medical attention, some victims are able to initially walk away. However, spinal cord injuries can lead to paralysis later on, especially if left untreated and unmonitored by a medical professional.

Some symptoms of a spinal cord injury that could result in temporary or permanent paralysis include:

  • Pressure in neck, head, or back
  • Breathing problems
  • Coughing up lung secretions
  • Difficulty walking
  • Loss of movement in part of body
  • Loss of sensation or altered sensation
  • Loss of control of bowel or bladder
  • Changes in sexual function or sensitivity
  • Numbness in hands, feet, fingers, or toes
  • Extreme back pain

If you experience any of the above symptoms, you should seek attention from your doctor immediately. The sooner you’re diagnosed, the sooner you can be treated and have the evidence you need to file a personal injury claim against the driver, property owner, or other entity that caused your accident.

Damages We Recover

Our lawyers work hard on behalf of our clients to provide for them financially through winning their cases. With our help, we can achieve a damages award from the at-fault party that consists of economic and non-economic damages, both of which you may need as someone with a paralysis injury.

Economic damages cover financial losses such as lost wages and medical bills. If you’ve had to undergo surgery for your paralysis or pay for a wheelchair, economic damages can compensate you for these costs and more. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, cover incalculable losses such as pain and suffering or the loss of enjoyment of life. Being permanently paralyzed and no longer able to coach your child’s baseball team, for example, can factor into this loss of enjoyment.

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    - David H.
  • Excellence, Integrity, Persistence, and Skill

    “The team at Agnew Brusavich cannot come more highly recommended. If you should have some sort of personal injury case, particularly if you are a cyclist, I cannot think of a better team to handle a personal injury case.”

    - E.H.
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    “Gerry and the rest of the AgnewBrusavich staff certainly delivered on their promises. I would not hesitate to recommend Gerry Agnew to anyone—he and his firm know exactly what they are doing, and take the time to do the very best job they can for the”

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    “Agnew and Brusavich helped me so much after an injury from a car accident. I was shaken up from the experience but they made me feel so comfortable and truly showed they cared about my case.”

    - N.B.
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    “I was referred to Agnew Brusavich, and after meeting with Gerry I felt much better. He and his team handled all the communication between the insurance companies and opposing attorneys and kept me up-to-date throughout the process.”

    - John P.
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