Ottawa Paralysis Lawyer

Paralysis may be natural in some or caused by medical complications, disease, or severe traumatic injuries. Paralysis injuries are arguably the most severe personal injuries that can result from an accident. The injuries are permanent and irreversible, and the victim may be paralyzed and bound to a wheelchair for his or her remaining lifetime. Accidents leading to paralysis almost always cause extreme pain and suffering to the victim, and that pain continues long after recovery and rehabilitation programs have been completed. The victim will require ongoing assistance with almost every basic human need, which creates a lot of strain and stress on family members. For more details on this kind of injury and how to obtain compensation from liable parties, consider speaking with one of our Ottawa paralysis lawyers.


Paraplegia is the loss of sensation or movement in the legs and in all or part of the torso, usually caused by an injury below the neck. Many life changes follow an injury that has resulted in this type of paralysis, including:

  • Regular rehabilitation, physical therapy, and medical care
  • A new profession or reduced-level employment
  • Alterations to one’s home and car to accommodate different physical needs
  • Added stress to personal relationships, including friends and family

In the immediate aftermath of a traumatic event that has caused paralysis, medical care is the priority. Some long-term changes in a person’s life may not fully manifest for months, or even years. Initially the focus should be on healing the injured party. Nicholson Gluckstein Lawyers has a team of professionals experienced in dealing with seriously injured individuals and will work tirelessly to ensure that our clients’ needs are met both medically and financially.


Quadriplegia is paralysis caused by illness or injury to the spinal cord that results in the partial or total loss of use of all limbs and torso; paraplegia is similar but does not affect the arms. The loss is usually sensory and motor, which means that both sensation and control are lost. It is caused by damage to the brain or the spinal cord at a high level of the spine (neck area). Those who become quadriplegic face many challenges including loss or change in employment and income, increased financial obligations due to rehabilitation, housing changes, and long-term health care costs.

If a quadriplegia injury is due to the negligence of others, or if an insurance company does not want to adequately compensate your losses, the legal services of our local paralysis lawyers can ensure those parties uphold their obligations to restore your financial circumstances and long-term health.

The types of catastrophic injuries that cause quadriplegia are often the result of accidents that could have been avoided. Whether due to the actions of an unsafe driver, poorly maintained equipment, or other negligence, if another party contributed to the events that caused your paralysis, Nicholson Gluckstein Lawyers can establish liability and secure compensation for your expenses and loss.

The most common causes of quadriplegia injuries include:

Hemi Paralysis

Hemi paralysis or hemiplegia is a condition paralyzing or severely weakening one side of a person’s body. Hemiplegia is a more severe form of ‘hemiparesis’ wherein only one half of the body is weakened. It is also very different from the conditions of paraplegia and quadriplegia, which are commonly confused with hemiplegia.

This condition can be the result of illness, stroke, or injury. Generally, an injury to the right side of the brain will cause a left-sided hemiplegia while an injury to the left side of the brain will cause a right-sided hemiplegia. Many conditions can cause hemiplegia, including:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Brain tumor
  • Infections – meningitis, encephalitis
  • Migraine syndrome – recurrent headaches of severe intensity occasionally accompanied by sensations of numbness and tingling in one half of the body
  • Diseases affecting the nerves such as Multiple Sclerosis
  • Conditions presenting from birth – cerebral palsy
  • Hereditary diseases such as leukodystrophies
  • Injury to the spinal cord

If the hemi paralysis is as a result of an injury or accident, legal action could be required. Whether you need to file a lawsuit or appeal an insurance judgement, our Ottawa team of paralysis lawyers can be your advocate and voice in court.

Time Limits on Filing a Claim

Acting in a timely manner is very important. There are statutory time limits to filing a civil claim for damages, and we recommend that you engage the services of an experienced paralysis accident lawyer as soon as is reasonably possible after the accident. Our lawyers are certified in the intricacies of personal injury law and how they can be used to maximize your settlement with the negligent parties and their insurance companies. Due to the incapacity of many paralysis injury victims, it is important for the family of the injured victim to be proactive in speaking to a lawyer.

Call an Ottawa Paralysis Lawyer Today

Our Ottawa paralysis lawyers have represented numerous victims of permanent catastrophic impairment and understand how difficult their struggle to rebuild a satisfying life will be. We make the process as effortless and stress-free as possible for you by managing the complete legal processes and insurance company negotiations so you can focus on overcoming your personal obstacles. At Nicholson Gluckstein Lawyers, we have gained unparalleled expertise in the complexities of insurance policies.

As our client, you can expect to receive competent and capable representation. Our team is aggressive in its pursuit of justice for you, and yet, also honest and ethical in negotiations with opposing parties. If you or a family member has been involved in an accident that caused paralysis, please contact one of our lawyers as soon as possible.

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