Paraplegia is a condition that causes a person to lose muscle control of the lower extremities. Paraplegia happens as the result of a middle or lower back spinal cord injury.
Long term consequences can be devastating, usually confining a victim to a wheelchair.



This type of injury is commonly caused by:

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Industrial Accidents


Loss of feeling and movements to the lower extremity usually happens immediately after the accident. Diagnosing the injury and paralysis can be done by the following medical procedures:

  • X-Rays
  • CT Scans
  • Ultrasounds
  • MRI’s

Possible consequences of paraplegia include:

  • Loss of Bladder Control
  • Partial to Complete Paralysis of the Lower Extremities (including legs and internal organs)
  • Confinement to a Wheelchair
  • Sores
  • Pneumonia
  • Confinement Complications


Due to the seriousness of paralysis, physical and psychological therapy is recommended. Rehabilitation will be ongoing and extensive. The process of recovery will include:

  • Exercise
  • Change in Diet
  • Learning a new way of functioning

If you or someone close to you has sustained paralysis as the result of an accident, seek the advice of an experienced and competent attorney. Call the Law Offices of Randy C. Botwinick for an immediate consultation.