Protected by your neck and backbone, your spinal cord is a cord of nerves that runs from your brain down the spine to your waist. The spinal cord affects the nerves that control your sense of feeling and mobility, so an injury along the spinal cord an impact your ability to move all or parts of your body.
At the Tylka Law Firm, we represent people throughout Texas who have experienced paralysis due to spinal cord injury. Our lawyers use extensive experience to achieve favorable outcomes in these serious cases.
Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Depending on which part of the spinal cord is damaged, spinal cord injury victims can experience different losses of function. Injuries high up on the spinal cord often result in quadriplegia, while injuries lower down the spinal cord can result in paraplegia:
- Paraplegia: When the mid to lower back area of the spinal cord is damaged, the resulting injury could lead to paralysis of the legs and requiring the need for a wheelchair. Most paraplegics will still have full function of their upper bodies, including their legs and torsos.
- Quadriplegia: When the spinal cord is damaged in the upper back or neck area, the resulting injury could lead to paralysis of the entire body, including the legs, arms, hands and fingers. In extreme cases, the ability to move your neck or head may be impaired as well.
At our League City, Texas, law firm, we have handled many different paralysis cases during the course of 25 years of service to our clients. These cases have been related to many different types of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Maritime accidents
- Work injuries
Contact a Texas Paraplegia Lawyer
Tylka Law Firm provides free consultations regarding legal action after paralysis. Contact us online or by phone to speak with an experienced Galveston paralysis attorney about your situation.