Quadriplegia is a serious injury, and is not only characterized by the removal of sense and ability in the arms and the legs. It can also result in intense pain, loss of urinary and bowel control, inadvertent muscle spasms, lack of sexual function, fertility issues, and reduced lifespan.
Unfortunately, quadriplegia is characteristically the result of carelessness or negligence. Quadriplegia happens when the spinal cord breaks at the shoulder and neck area, unlike paraplegia, where paralysis is confined to below the waist. Due to the break, motor function, mobility, and sensation are reduced in the lower body. Furthermore, even involuntary aspects of our bodily function, such as excretion, respiratory functions, digestion, are hindered or rendered impossible.
A car motorcycle accident is the best example of the type of accident scenario which results in severe bodily injury, of which quadriplegia (where one is paralyzed from the neck down) is perhaps the worst. People with such injuries rarely, if ever, recover their lost bodily functions, as the permanent brain/nerve damage and destruction of associated tissue surrounding the electrical communication process with the brain is hard to overcome.
Though novel research may be helpful, such as with technologies using stem cell replacement or even physical therapy, there is very little chance for a quadriplegic patient to resume living a normal life.
Our quadriplegia injury lawyers are part of one of California’s most respected personal injury law firms. We are dedicated to representing victims against insurance companies that do not have their best interest at heart. Our California law firm is ready to help you in your pursuit of fair compensation for you or your loved ones.
If you have been injured in any kind of motor vehicle accident, please contact one of our Quadriplegia Injury Lawyers to setup your free consultation to discuss this matter with our lawyers. We take cases on a contingency basis and collect no attorney fees unless we win your case. You can contact us by completing our online form, or by calling (213) 381-9988.