Quadriplegic Injury Lawyers
Quadriplegia is a term that is used to describe the paralysis of both the arms and legs. Paralysis may be partial or complete, but it if affects all four limbs this will most commonly be described as quadriplegia, or less commonly, tetraplegia. If a loved one was seriously injured and is suffering from quadriplegia, you and your family may be in a situation where you are facing an uncertain future, severe emotional trauma, and mounting medical bills. Contacting an attorney may be helpful.
Quadriplegic injury lawyers from our law firm can meet with you to talk about the incident that caused your loved one’s paralysis, and we can determine whether another person may have been responsible. If this is the case, you may be able to bring a civil lawsuit against the responsible party to seek justice and also to recover financial damages, which can help with medical bills and future medical costs or expenses associated with assisted living. Our firm represents victims of quadriplegia throughout California, in claims and lawsuits involving motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, and much more.
Accidents Resulting in Quadriplegia
Quadriplegia may have different causes. The most common cause is due to spinal injury, wherein the spinal cord is damaged in some way, resulting in damage to the nerves that carry messages to and from the brain and the rest of the body. Typically, an injury may result in partial or total paralysis at the point of the injury on the spine and below. As such, quadriplegia may be caused by spinal cord injury high on the spine at the neck. In addition to interfering with a victim’s ability to feel and control limbs, this may result in difficulty breathing or controlling other bodily functions. Complete quadriplegia would cause a victim to be unable to move any part of the body below the neck.