Los Angeles Paralysis Injury Attorney
Motor Vehicle Accidents Resulting in Paralysis
Paralysis is life-changing. Adapting to your new life after an injury left your paralyzed is no easy task. You may need surgery, extensive physical therapy, home modifications, and even home healthcare.
If you or your loved one has been paralyzed due to a motor vehicle accident, Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation can help. As a renowned Los Angeles-based personal injury law firm with a reputation for winning results, we are prepared to take aggressive legal action on your behalf. Founded in 1992 by seasoned trial lawyer Scott J. Corwin, our firm has successfully recovered more than $125 million for over 3,000 clients. Learn how we can help you and your family today.
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The term “paralysis” refers to the loss of motor function and/or sensation in one or more areas of the body. Most people associate paralysis with the total loss of movement of the arms, legs, or all four limbs.
However, there are several different types of paralysis:
- Hemiplegia: Hemiplegia is a form of paralysis in which the individual experiences loss of motor control and/or sensation in one arm and one leg on the same side of the body. A less-severe form of this injury is hemiparesis, which involves weakness without total paralysis.
- Monoplegia: Monoplegia occurs when an individual experiences partial or total paralysis of a single limb, such as one arm or one leg. Traumatic monoplegia typically results from nerve damage associated with a spinal cord or brain injury.
- Paraplegia: Occurs when both legs are paralyzed. Often, paraplegics also experience partial or total loss of motor function and/or sensation below the waist, including the lower abdomen and hips.
- Triplegia: Refers to paralysis of three limbs, typically both legs and one arm. This type of paralysis most often results from an incomplete spinal cord injury, though it can also occur due to complications from a traumatic brain injury.
- Quadriplegia/Tetraplegia: Formerly known as quadriplegia, tetraplegia refers to the paralysis of all four limbs (both legs and both arms), as well as the trunk. Tetraplegia is colloquially referred to as being paralyzed “from the neck down.”
In addition to the different types of paralysis, there are varying degrees of injury. In less severe cases, victims may retain some motor function, movement, and/or sensation. However, all individuals who experience partial or total paralysis will experience some degree of impairment.
The Long-Term Cost of Paralysis
Treating paralysis, as well as the underlying injuries that cause it, can be exorbitantly expensive. Depending on the nature of the injury, the victim may face tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses every year. Over the course of their lifetime, the true cost of treating paralysis can easily exceed millions of dollars.
In addition to medical bills, victims may experience costs associated with in-home assistance and care, lost income or wages, loss of earning ability, home modifications, and other miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses. And, of course, this is often nothing compared to the immense physical pain and emotional suffering they will endure due to their injuries.
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we recognize just how devastating paralysis is, not only for the victim but for their families and loved ones, as well. Led by our Los Angeles paralysis attorney, we aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and other liable parties to secure maximum compensation for our clients. Our goal is to help you secure every penny you are owed so that you can move forward with your life.
In some cases, we may even be able to recover punitive damages. In contrast to compensatory damages, punitive damages are not intended to compensate victims for specific monetary losses or non-economic damages. Rather, they are solely designed to punish the at-fault party for egregious negligence, reckless endangerment, and/or willful or intentional misconduct. Though rare, punitive damages may be available in some cases, including claims involving drunk drivers, road rage incidents, and related accidents.
Why Choose Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation?
The violence of a collision often leaves victims with catastrophic injuries like paralysis. If you or a loved one has been paralyzed due to a devastating motor vehicle accident in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas, Attorney Scott J. Corwin is ready to provide the dedicated legal representation you deserve. As your attorney, he will work one-on-one with you to help you understand your legal options and devise a personalized legal strategy tailored to your unique needs, concerns, and goals.
Since 1992, our firm has represented more than 3,000 injured victims and recovered more than $125 million in settlements and verdicts. Scott J. Corwin has been selected for inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list every year since 2007, and he maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo. He is a member of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, as well as the National Trial Lawyers Association and several other prestigious professional organizations.
We are proud of the results we have recovered for our clients, as well as the many positive reviews we have received over the years. At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, our goal is to help ordinary individuals who have suffered devastating injuries due to the negligence of others secure the justice they deserve.
Get a Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you care about has been paralyzed because of an accident, contact Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation to schedule a free initial consultation. Our paralysis injury lawyer serves motor vehicle accident victims throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, San Diego, Ventura, and Santa Barbara.
We offer free consultations and contingency fees. This means that you do not pay anything upfront, and we only recover attorney fees if/when we win your case.
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Bus Accident $2,782,954
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Motorcycle Accident $2,100,000
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Motorcycle Accident $1,250,000
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Car Accident $1,250,000
Driver injured in collision with vehicle that crossed over into his lane.
Car Accident $1,000,000
Rear-end collision exacerbates pre-existing back condition.
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Driver injured in nighttime collision with overturned big rig on highway.
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Eight-year-old boy struck and killed by vehicle while crossing busy thoroughfare.
Fast, Favorable Resolutions
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we understand the importance of securing a favorable outcome in your case, fast. More than 95 percent of our clients’ cases settle within 5 to 9 months, and our clients are very satisfied with the results (see our client reviews!). We only file lawsuits when absolutely necessary, such as in cases where the defendant disputes liability or refuses to pay for the full extent of our client’s damages.
With more than 30 years in practice and over $125 million recovered for his clients, Scott is known for his aggressive approach to litigation. Some of his accolades include:
- Inclusion in the Southern California Super Lawyers® list since 2007, a distinction reserved for only the top 5 percent of all personal injury lawyers in the region
- Named a “Top 100 Super Lawyer”
- Named a Top 25 Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers in California by the National Trial Lawyers Association since 2010
- Maintains a 10.0 Superb rating on Avvo
At Scott J. Corwin, A Professional Law Corporation, we believe in developing strong attorney-client relationships built on honesty, trust, and communication. As a client, you will always receive direct, personal attention from Scott; your case will never be passed off to an associate or paralegal. Instead, you can always rely on dedicated representation from a highly experienced and award-winning attorney who is ready to fight for you.
Zero Upfront Fees
Our firm offers all personal injury and wrongful death legal services on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket fees or expenses. Instead, we only get paid if and when we recover compensation for you. In the unlikely event that we do not win your case, you do not pay a dime. We also offer free consultations, so you have nothing to lose in reaching out to our team today. Contact our firm 24/7 and we’ll get back to you within one business day.