There is no more catastrophic, life-changing injury than a paralyzing spinal cord injury, often from a serious motor vehicle accident. Not only the paralysis victim will suffer the consequences, but the entire family will be forced into making changes to accommodate the loss of mobility. Lives are turned upside down. When the paraplegia or quadriplegia is the result of somebody’s negligence, only an experienced trial attorney can help you recover from the devastating sense of injustice.
If you or your loved one has suffered a spine or neck injury resulting in paralysis in a car crash or other type of accident in Connecticut, talk to an attorney on the personal injury litigation team at Wocl Leydon, LLC. From our offices in Stamford and Bridgeport, we represent plaintiffs in catastrophic personal injury litigation cases throughout the state.
Our attorneys are recognized throughout the state for providing exceptional representation for seriously injured people. If someone you love has suffered a serious spine, neck or back injury resulting in partial or complete paralysis, call us to arrange a free consultation about recovering full and fair compensation for a lifetime of financial and medical damages. We will explain your legal options.
The Effects Of A Spinal Cord Injury
Paralysis is most often caused by an injury to the spinal column, but injuries to the brain may also affect motor skills to certain parts of the body. Various locations of the spinal column that can result in paralysis, if injured, include:
- Cervical vertebrae or neck: The upper-most group of vertebrae surrounding the spinal cord. This segment controls the back of the head, the neck, the shoulders, the arms and the hands. Severing the spinal cord in this section often results in quadriplegia, as the entire body below the injured cervical level is affected.
- Thoracic vertebrae or upper back: Controls the chest muscles and the upper portion of the abdomen. Severe injuries can result in paraplegia affecting everything below the injury site.
- Lumbar vertebrae or middle back: The most common area of spinal cord injuries. A severed spinal cord in this area results in paralyzed hips and legs.
- Sacral vertebrae or lower back: Controls parts of the legs, the feet and the majority of the external genitals.
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Preparing Your Case For Trial
Paralysis injuries are complex and require a thorough understanding of the medical issues, as well as the life-care needs of the injury victim and supporting family. We are skilled trial attorneys who use the latest trial techniques and technology to prepare and present the strongest case possible for maximum recovery of money damages. When appropriate, we will create “Day in the Life” videos, to illustrate the ways in which our clients’ lives have changed following a paralyzing injury.
As needed, we work with accident reconstructionists, medical experts and economists to further develop legal claims. Past jurors have commented on our ability to explain complex medical issues in an understandable manner.
From our offices in Stamford and Bridgeport, our lawyers represent clients in catastrophic injury litigation cases throughout Connecticut. Call us at 203.517.0456 or contact us by e-mail to arrange a free consultation with an experienced paralysis injury lawyer at our firm.