One of the most devastating physical injuries that we see at the Abronson Law Offices is a spinal cord injury that results in quadriplegia. Victims of quadriplegic injury lose all sensation in their limbs and the ability to move them. Victims of these accidents are forced to endure extreme hardships, including the inability to fully care for themselves, recurring pain, long term medical care, the inability to work, and a loss of quality of life. Someone who has suffered a quadriplegic injury as a result of an accident caused by a negligent act is eligible to make a claim for compensation against the person who was at fault. Potential damages include medical costs, lost earnings and the future ability to earn, pain and suffering, inconvenience, disability, dependency, and diminished quality of life. It is essential to hire a personal injury attorney to handle your injury case in order to maximize your chances of winning a recovery that will be adequate to compensate you and your family for the full range of damages you’ve suffered and will continue to suffer in the future.
Common Causes of Quadriplegia
Quadriplegia, also called tetraplegia, is the loss of the use of all four limbs and often includes paralysis of the chest muscles, requiring a ventilator to assist breathing. The loss of motion in the limbs is a result of damage to the upper part of the spinal cord, often as the result of auto accidents, on-the-job accidents, construction mishaps, motorcycle wrecks, bicycling accidents, and sports accidents. While some quadriplegics have limited ability to move, most do not. A person who suffers from quadriplegia as a result if an accident requires a lifetime of both medical and personal care. Complications often include pressure ulcers (bedsores) and breathing difficulties.
Getting completely used to quadriplegia is an overwhelming challenge, and those suffering from it have to undergo extensive rehabilitation, including both physical and occupational therapy. Quadriplegia not only affects the victim but family and loved ones as well, often placing a massive financial burden on them.
A quadriplegic victim of a spinal cord injury needs a recovery that will allow life to continue, albeit in an altered state. With the right kind of therapy and support, a person with quadriplegia can learn new skills and still live a meaningful life. But this comes at a large financial and emotional cost.
Pursuing Your Case Aggressively
A catastrophic injury requires a highly skilled and experienced lawyer. Insurance companies, which are profit driven, are aggressive in fighting these claims, which can run into very high figures. You need a lawyer like those at Abronson Law, who will fight even more aggressively—for you, your family, and your future.
You will feel right at home when you visit the Abronson Law Offices in San Jose, but if you can’t come to us, we can travel to you anywhere in Santa Clara County, the Bay Area, or beyond. The consultation is free. We will aggressively pursue your claim so you can focus on your physical and mental recovery; we’ll take care of the rest. We are a client-centered law firm, giving every client and every case our personalized, focused attention.
When you come to Abronson Law for help, you won’t need to worry about the cost of a good lawyer. We accept injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay nothing unless we win money for you, and then our fees and expenses will be paid directly from the recovery.