Quadriplegic Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Severe spinal cord injury at a high C1 to C7 (the highest vertebrae that protect the spinal cord) level can result in paralysis of all four limbs. This condition is known as quadriplegia or tetraplegia. The Mayo Clinic reports that 35% of all new spinal cord injuries every year are the result of traffic collisions. The clinic also reports that automobile accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries for people younger than 65.
Any person who has suffered this catastrophic injury knows about the pain and suffering, extensive medical care and expenses, disability, and long-term and completely life-altering consequences. If your injuries were received in a motor vehicle accident caused by another party’s negligent driving conduct, you should consult with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible.
At Avrek Law Firm, we have dedicated our practice exclusively to helping people who have been injured. Our seasoned personal injury lawyers have more than 30 years of collective experience. We have met the criteria for membership in the elite Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Our firm has recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients.
Symptoms of Quadriplegia
The lowest part of the spinal cord still functioning properly after injury is referred to as the level of the injury. A spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete. An injury is called complete if all or nearly all sensation and motor function are lost below the level of the injury. If there is some feeling and/or ability to control movement below the level of the injury, the injury is called an incomplete injury.
With quadriplegic injuries, paralysis affects the arms, hands, trunk, legs, and pelvic organs. Symptoms most often will include:
- Loss of sensation, including temperature and touch
- Loss of movement
- Loss of ability to control bladder and bowels
- Inability to breathe normally, requiring medical equipment
- Difficulty coughing or clearing the lungs
- Spasms or exaggerated reflex activity
- Loss of sexual function, sensitivity, and fertility
- Intense stinging sensations caused by spinal cord nerve fiber damage
Recovering Compensation for Quadriplegia Caused by Car Accidents
At Avrek Law Firm, we understand that no settlement or award can fully compensate you if a motor vehicle accident caused by the negligence of another has left you permanently paralyzed and suffering. Our knowledgeable accident lawyers will fight hard for the compensation you need and deserve to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses associated with your injuries.
When you work with our experienced legal team, we will investigate your accident to determine who was at fault. Once liability is established, we will aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you are entitled to receive. Your case is in good hands and you can be confident that we will pursue every possible form of damages for what happened, with the goal of helping you have the best possible quality of life, and the most advanced treatments available for quadriplegia. Call now.
- Mayo Clinic: Spinal Cord Injury