Spinal cord injuries that cause a break in motor or sensory signals are those that cause paralysis. This paralysis can be partial or complete. People with partial paralysis may require only minor modifications to their daily lives. Complete paralysis means that there is a total loss of use of parts of the body.
Paraplegia usually affects the legs and lower abdomen while quadriplegia is usually results in paralysis from the neck downward.
In our personal injury practice we see many spinal cord injuries. Many people don't really understand the impacts of these injuries on the victim. Careers and finances can be destroyed, the stress of recovery can place incredible stress on families, and financial costs for treatment and home modifications can be extraordinary. Getting the compensation you need to recover and live your life will most likely require the services of a good lawyer.