Fighting For The Injured And The Accused Since 1999

Helping People Get Justice For Spinal Cord Injury And Paralysis

Since 1999, my firm, the Law Office of Alan Stegall, has offered diligent and effective service to those who have suffered life-altering paralysis injuries. I take pride in offering my clients help for complex legal problems, such as proving negligence in spinal cord injury cases.

I represent people who have been seriously injured in auto wrecks, motorcycle crashes, collisions with trucks and other types of accidents. Call me at 318-386-4371 for experienced and compassionate legal advocacy.

The Devastation Of Paralysis Injuries

Paralysis is a serious bodily injury that results in the loss of muscle movement, from nerve damage in that limb or from spinal cord trauma. The person is unable to voluntarily move some or all of their body. It is a devastating injury that can affect the victim for possibly the rest of his or her life. In addition to physical hardships and pain, the victim may have to rely on the help of other people in order to perform basic tasks. They may be unable to sustain employment or enjoy favorite activities.

What Causes Paralysis?

Spinal cord injuries can lead to partial or full paralysis. Loss of mobility or sensation to the lower limbs is called paraplegia. Loss of mobility or sensation to all four limbs is called quadriplegia. Some victims will experience partial paralysis or severe weakness, while others have no use or feeling in that part of their body. Paralysis can occur from:
  • Automobile accidents
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Pedestrian or bike accidents
  • Construction or workplace accidents
  • Surgery errors
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Heavy equipment accidents

What Damages Can I Recover For My Paralysis Injury?

The long-lasting and devastating impact that paralysis can leave on a person’s life should not be overlooked in a personal injury claim. If you are paralyzed due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your ongoing health care needs such as rehabilitation, for any assistive devices you need such as a motorized wheelchair or modifications to your home or vehicle such as ramps or stairlifts. You are also entitled to damages for loss of income and future earning capacity and for your pain and suffering.

In order to receive compensation, you will need to prove that the responsible party is at fault for your accident. You should speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident in order to protect your rights.

I handle personal injury cases in the Shreveport-Bossier area and surrounding counties of Louisiana and Texas. I offer a free consultation, and I can come to your home or hospital. Call my law office at 318-386-4371 or reach me by email.