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Verdicts & Settlements
"$2,073,373.80 jury verdict against national retail store for negligent operation of a cart resulting in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome to client." - (2017)
"$2,000,000.00 settlement reached during jury selection for client who was struck on left foot by an employee operating a merchandising cart at a retail store resulting in a serious neurological injury to client. " - (2014)
"$1,900,000.00 recovered for families for the wrongful death of their 2 children arising out of a drunk driving auto accident." - (2010)
"$3,400,000.00 settlement against a school district on behalf of 4 victims of sexual abuse by their school principal." - (2016)

If you’re suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to compensation with the help of our Madera paralysis lawyers. At the Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas, we help paralyzed victims recover accident costs. Paralysis is a life-changing condition impacting many areas of an individual’s life. But if you’re not responsible for the accident, a paralysis attorney like Jacob J. Rivas can help you reach a settlement or go to trial with those at fault. So instead of paying off medical bills you’re not responsible for, call our office at 559-263-9667 for help. We offer free case assessments and years of experience!


The severity and symptoms of paralysis depend on an individual’s injuries and circumstances. Some are born with conditions that cause paralysis, while others develop it after strokes or spinal cord injuries. Paralysis leads to a loss of sensation and mobility in affected areas, such as the following:

  • Monoplegia – A single area of the body or one limb
  • Hemiplegia – Both limbs on one side of the body
  • Paraplegia – Below the waist, typically both legs and the hips
  • Quadriplegia – Below the neck, including all four limbs


Our paralysis lawyers in Madera can take on the following cases of paralysis-causing accidents:

Car Crashes
In car accidents, negligent drivers pay victims through their insurance carrier and reimburse accident claims. But if you’re working with a difficult party or it’s unclear who is at fault, our Madera paralysis attorneys will help communicate your case and fight for maximum compensation.

Plane And Train Accidents
Although they occur less often than car crashes, the victims of plane and train accidents can still bring lawsuits to recover damages. However, multiple parties and complex questions could be involved in such accidents, given the number of people that could be at fault, including pilots, engineers, manufacturers, etc. So to ensure you’re fairly represented in a train or aviation accident, work with our paralysis attorneys in Madera for help.

Workplace Accidents
If you’ve been injured, or even paralyzed, at work, you have several legal options to recover payment for injuries. First, worker’s compensation insurance will attempt to cover the costs of your accident. However, only some coverage plans successfully recoup all losses. If you’re entitled to further compensation, our personal injury lawyers can help you file a claim.

Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can happen to anyone, especially in high-impact sports like football and soccer. But did you know you’re not always personally liable for a sports injury? If someone’s reckless misconduct or intentional harm causes your accident, you can recover damages from those responsible. Our lawyers will assess your case and pursue your rightful compensation.

Medical Malpractice
Negligent medical practices and surgical errors can lead to severe accidents, including paralysis, for the affected patients. If you’ve suffered an injury from your healthcare provider, don’t hesitate to file a legal claim with our paralysis lawyers.


The Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas seeks to recover all possible forms of damage for Madera paralysis injury cases, including:

  • Medical-Related Expenses – Unfortunately, paralysis accidents lead to many medical fees, including surgery costs, medication prescriptions, medical equipment purchases, and continual care.
  • Home Remodeling – Many people with paralysis must remodel their homes to fit their needs. Some add ramps and lifts to move with their wheelchairs, and others need grab bars, widened hallways, and retrofitted transportation.
  • Pain And Suffering Damages – Paralysis can lead to physical suffering, emotional trauma, and loss of enjoyment in life. Calculating pain and suffering compensation can be difficult, but it is a perfectly valid and compensable claim associated with your condition.
  • Rehabilitation Costs – Many paralysis victims undergo rehabilitation and physical therapy, learning to rebuild fine motor skills and muscle functioning. We can recoup these costs in a lawsuit.
  • Additional Medical Problems – People with paralysis often experience secondary medical issues, including chronic pain, pressure sores, and even lower life expectancy. These byproducts of paralysis are also considered recoverable damages.


When the costs of paralysis overwhelm you or a loved one, seek help from our Madera paralysis lawyers. At the Law Office of Jacob J. Rivas, we understand that paralysis can be a devastating condition running up your home and medical bills. But our attorneys will fight for your personal injury case and guide you through the litigation process. So call today at 559-263-9667 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation!