One of the most tragic and physically devastating injuries someone can endure is a quadriplegia injury. Quadriplegia injuries can result in a lifetime of pain and discomfort as the victim loses all sensation and the ability to move their four limbs. Every year there are 8,000 new spinal cord injuries diagnosed, including quadriplegia. A quadriplegia injury can greatly disrupt a person’s life forever. If you or someone you love has suffered from a quadriplegia injury do not hesitate in calling an experienced and dedicated Brooklyn quadriplegia injury lawyer for an initial legal consultation.
Definition of Quadriplegia
Quadriplegia refers to complete and total paralysis of all limbs as well as of the torso or stomach area. A person who is a quadriplegic generally has no feeling or muscle control below the neck, which means that they are unable to move their legs or their arms. When someone becomes quadriplegic, there is an incredible amount of medical care that becomes necessary. The individual will likely not be able to care for him or herself without professional assistance and will need extensive adaptive devices to do basic daily activities. If an individual becomes quadriplegic because of either negligent or intentional acts perpetrated by another individual or entity, they can generally hold the other party legally responsible and collect damages.
Quadriplegia is a terrible human condition that is often the result of negligence or carelessness. Unlike paraplegia, which is a paralysis from the waist down, quadriplegia occurs when the spinal cord is severed from the shoulder and neck area. The result stops mobility and dulls sensation and motor function of the lower body. An additional consequence often results in problems with involuntary bodily functions like respiratory conditions, digestion problems, and even causing excretion of body waste to become difficult, or even impossible.
Symptoms of quadriplegia may include weakness, numbness, pain, as well as any other characteristics. Immediate attention to a spine injury like quadriplegia can limit the severity of the quadriplegia. Quadriplegia can be permanent, and if the quadriplegia rehabilitation does not start to improve the condition after about half a year the quadriplegia patient should learn to adjust to it.
Excessive damage to the spinal cord can be a result of several types of accidents and injuries such as:
- Automobile accidents
- Construction or on the job incidents
- Motorcycle or biking accidents
- Sporting accidents
- Defective products
If you feel that a lawsuit claim should be filed because of a quadriplegic injury you or a loved one suffered contact the Brooklyn injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today. There are three parts to any personal injury lawsuit:
- Proving that another party caused the accident and should be held financially liable
- Providing evidence about the extent of the injuries
- Demonstrating the costs of that spinal cord injury over the course of a lifetime
Free Legal Consultation with Brooklyn Quadriplegia Injury Lawyers
The Brooklyn quadriplegia injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC work with a variety of specialists to gain a clear understanding of the causes of the accident. If you or a loved has suffered a quadriplegia injury due to an accident or instance of medical malpractice, contact an experienced Brooklyn quadriplegia injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC at 212-564-2800. The damage caused by quadriplegia injury is pervasive, affecting physical and emotional health, earning potential, quality of life, and the quality of life of loved ones. Our attorneys are highly skilled in back injury cases and will fight for you to receive fair compensation for your injuries. We will thoroughly prepare each case, review accident and medical records, speak to witnesses and health care providers, access liability and consider all possible legal and medical issues. Call today for an initial consultation. There is no charge to review your case and determine how we can help you. With offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn, we serve clients throughout the New York City area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk.