Quadriplegia Injury

Quadriplegia, or tetraplegia, is the involuntary loss of use of a person's upper and lower extremities or the loss of their body's voluntary movement below the neck. Similar to Paraplegia, Quadriplegia can stem from severely traumatic incidents and devastate the lives of both the injured party and their friends and families. Suppose a person has suffered quadriplegic inducing injuries due to another's negligence, like a car accident. In that case, they should immediately contact one of our personal injury lawyers to help them receive the compensation they deserve. Families facing years of medical care, physical therapy, and other matters face significant burdens, including long-term suffering. These victims must not handle their case alone; they must first seek an excellent lawyer who helps those suffering from this type of injury. Our Quadriplegia personal injury attorneys will ensure you will receive expert legal care, medical care, and compensation. To speak with The Cochran Firm about your quadriplegic injury and how we can help, Contact Us today.

Prevalent Causes of Quadriplegic Injuries

These injuries can occur in several ways. Typically in a circumstance where a person develops quadriplegia through the negligence of another, it is due to significant trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident or other such types of injury. 

Quadriplegia can also result from medical malpractice in various ways; thus, how a person develops quadriplegia varies significantly. Quadriplegia can stem from non-traumatic causes as well.

Things that may heighten the risk of these problems are:

  • Playing individual sports, such as gymnastics, football, rugby, diving, wrestling, surfing, downhill skiing, and ice hockey
  • Certain inherited nerve diseases in the individual's family history
  • History of cancer, which can cause spinal cord pressure

Common Complications Associated with Quadriplegia

One of the commonly seen issues is how systemic the injury can be on a person's day-to-day life. There are various medical complications associated with quadriplegia that a qualified healthcare professional can discuss with the injured party.

In handling the legal claims on behalf of the person with quadriplegia, we have seen several systemic financial issues. Therefore, it is crucial for anyone who has developed quadriplegia due to another's negligence to seek legal services so that our attorneys can help the individual seek proper compensation for their injury, which may go further than one first considered. Contact The Cochran Firm today to learn how our Quadriplegia injury attorneys can assist you.

Function of a Personal Injury Lawyer

There are numerous issues that a personal injury attorney considers, evaluates, and investigates when handling a quadriplegic case. Quadriplegic cases are complicated and sophisticated due to the nature and extent of the injury sustained, detailed medical treatment, and the potential life-long effects the injury will have on the victim.

Thus, it is vital for anyone who has been a victim of negligence that results in quadriplegia to seek an experienced and qualified personal injury attorney to handle their claim. Thankfully, The Cochran Firm is here to help you. For your free, no-obligation initial consultation, contact us today.

Compensation for a Quadriplegic Injury

Anyone who has been injured due to another's negligence is entitled to be compensated for their injuries. Standard compensation usually consists of economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages in a quadriplegic case may be extensive. Monetary damages typically consist of medical bills correlated to prior, current, and future medical treatments, which may be life-long. Furthermore, economic damages can also consist of lost wages and loss of earning capacity, among other financial dangers depending on the case's circumstances.

There can also be numerous other economic damages, such as establishing medical facility treatment or a life-care plan. The nature and scope of monetary damages commonly depend upon the heart of the injury, the injury's permanency, and the individual who has sustained the injury. The Cochran Firm has the experience and foresight to explain your injury and issues to a jury and receive the maximum payout possible. Please contact us today for your free, no-obligation initial consultation.