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Just as there are varying degrees in severity of head injuries, a spinal cord injury may have many different repercussions. A more minor spinal injury – one that does not sever the spinal cord – may cause only bruising, an injury involving a severed spinal cord can result in paralysis.

At Blackman Legal Group, our injury attorneys have spent 30 years representing people who suffered paralyzing spinal cord injuries. We help them and their families get the full and fair compensation necessary for a lifetime of care for injuries that resulted in:

  • Paraplegia: paralysis of the lower part of the body
  • Quadriplegia / tetraplegia: paralysis of the upper and lower extremities
  • Complete Paralysis: complete loss of control and feeling below the point of injury
  • Incomplete paralysis: still some feeling and control of extremities below the point of injury

Depending on the extent of the paralysis and the point at which the spinal cord was severed or damaged, certain automatic and important body functions may be affected. When injury results in paralysis from the neck down, a paraplegic or quadriplegic may not be able to move his or her arms or legs, breathe independently, drive a car or return to work.


The spinal cord injury lawyers at Blackman Legal Group have a special understanding and insight into the issues that paralysis-victims deal with on a daily basis. We work closely with specialists in spinal surgeries, vocational rehabilitation experts, specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), life care planners and economists to get a develop picture of our client’s injury, symptoms and work capabilities after an accident.

Our goal is to show clearly the effects of paralysis, so that we can recover the compensation our clients need to live full and satisfying lives after a spinal cord injury. Our lawyers can help you get financial recovery to provide for loss of income and earning potential, adaptations for your car to hand controls, home accommodations, skilled attendant care, future medical care and other necessary expenses.


If you have been injured through the negligence of another, you have rights and deserve full compensation for your serious injury.Contact Blackman Legal Group to discuss your personal injury claim and how we can help. All initial consultations are free, and there is no attorneys’ fee unless the case is successfully resolved.

We represent accident victims throughout California from our law offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and Sacramento, CA. If you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to handle your personal injury case, our lawyers are ready to help you. Call 866-692-8126 to arrange your free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer experienced with paraplegia and quadriplegic injury cases.

To learn how our experience with spinal cord injuries and paralysis claims can help get your loved one the compensation he or she needs, contact Blackman Legal Group by e-mail. Let us help you along the road to recovery. Call us toll-free at 1-866-692-8126.

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