How Does Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Affect You?
Were You Paralyzed Following An Accident?
Any level of injury to your spinal cord can result in serious complications, but more serious injuries can result in permanent damage that may hamper your ability to complete even the simplest of daily tasks. One of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer following damage to their spinal cord is paralysis, also referred to as paraplegia or quadriplegia / tetraplegia depending on how much of the victim’s body is affected. No matter the cause of your injury, whether your paralysis was caused by a car accident, medical malpractice, a defective product, etc., you may need to change the way you live your life in order to manage your new disability.
In these types of injury cases, no amount of money can adequately compensate the victim, but we work tirelessly to secure the maximum recovery amount in order to make life as easy as possible for those who are suffering from paralysis. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have fought to protect the rights of our clients for more than 75 years, and are dedicated to continuing our high level of service for every client that walks through our doors. We are sensitive to the needs and rights of those who suffer these types of injuries, and strongly believe that they should not suffer on a day to day basis without having what they need to make their lives as functional and comfortable as possible.
How Can Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Affect You?
Paralyses significantly diminishes or completely eliminates both motor and sensory function below the point of the injury, and can be classified in one of two ways depending on where your spine was injured in the accident:
- Paraplegia: This type of paralysis affects the victim’s legs, pelvis, and the lower portion of their trunk.
- Quadriplegia: This type of paralysis, sometimes called tetraplegia affects the victim’s entire body from the neck down.
The severity of paralysis is also classified in one of two ways depending on how much motor or sensory function remains below the point of the injury:
- Incomplete Paralysis: This level of severity means that the victim has retained at least some motor and / or sensory function below the point of the injury.
- Complete Paralysis: This level of severity means that the victim has lost all motor and sensory function below the point of the injury.
You will likely need to change your entire lifestyle, living situation, and how you get around in order to accommodate your loss of mobility no matter how much of your body is affected, and no matter how severe your paralysis is. However, people suffering from complete quadriplegia will likely need to hire someone to provide them with care at all times of the day in order to manage even the most basic of tasks. These cases frequently result in dramatically higher treatment, rehabilitation, and accommodation costs, but even cases of incomplete paraplegia can result in millions of dollars’ worth of bills of your lifetime. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a claim to recover these losses, as well as for pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.
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Paralyses is one of the most devastating injuries anyone can suffer, and you need to hire an experienced and qualified attorney in order to recover the maximum compensation possible. Our attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have fought to defend the rights of our clients since 1939, and have successfully recovered more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements over the years. Call us at (732) 440-3089 to speak with one of our personal injury lawyers, or fill out the form on our website to begin your free case evaluation today.