Quadriplegia is an injury to the spinal cord that results in paralysis of the arms, body and legs of the injured individual. Most often quadriplegia is the result of an accident. If your paralysis (or the paralysis of a loved one) was caused by another person’s negligence, our team of attorneys is ready to help you gain compensation for your injuries.
Typically, an insurance company is responsible to provide adequate compensation for your injury, and its associated economic losses and long-term costs for ongoing care. These companies often try to minimize your claim. Our team of legal experts will ensure you receive maximum compensation from the insurance providers of the responsible party or parties.
Common Accidents that Cause Quadriplegia
Your spinal cord is divided into four sections – cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral. At the top of your spinal cord, in your neck, is the cervical area. The nerves in this area control the head/neck, diaphragm, biceps, deltoids, wrist, triceps and hands. If the C1 – C4 are damaged, the result may be quadriplegia, a complete paralysis of arms, body and legs. Due to the location of the injury, a number of critical body functions are compromised, including the respiratory system, bladder and sexual functions and a person’s ability to communicate without assistance.
Understanding Your Injury
Quadriplegia is among the most significant injuries anyone can experience. Permanent and irreversible, the injured require lifelong care and assistance. The emotional effects of the injury are also overwhelming and require therapy. The patient may also benefit from psychoactive medications. The scope of ongoing care, both physical and emotional, places a strain on family members and care givers as well.
Due to the severity and permanence of the injury, the cost of long-term care, and the scope of its effect on others, it’s crucial to have and attorney who understands what level of compensation is adequate and fair. Do not put your case in the hands of an unqualified or under qualified attorneys.
Choosing TorkLaw to Handle Your Quadriplegia Case
We understand the incredible change in quality of life that comes with an injury like quadriplegia. For this reason, we seek justice for our clients by aggressively pursuing injury compensation that will help the injured and their family enjoy the fullest and richest life possible in the years following their accident.
Our team will work closely with you and your family through this challenging time, developing a plan that will take care of your family for the rest of your life, recovering compensation for:
- Your present and future medical bills
- Lost wages and future earnings
- The costs of modifying your home and vehicle
- The costs of purchasing the necessary equipment to accommodate your injury
- Your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
We provide all our services to you on a contingency fee basis. This means that our services will not cost you a cent unless we make a recovery.
If you want to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys, contact us today. You can do so by completing the form on this page, or by calling us toll-free at 888.845.9696.