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Paraplegia/Quadriplegia Paralysis Lawsuits

Were You Paralyzed Due to Negligence? Our New Jersey Lawyers Can Help.

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 for our clients to make their lives as easy as possible. Our New Jersey paralysis injury attorneys at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. have fought to protect the rights of our clients for 80 years, and we are dedicated to continuing our high level of service for every new client who 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 comfortable as possible.

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How Can Paraplegia/Quadriplegia Affect You?

Paralysis either significantly diminishes or completely eliminates motor and sensory function below the point of injury. Depending on where your spine was injured in the accident, your paralysis will be classified in one of two ways:

  • Paraplegia: This type of paralysis affects the legs, the pelvis, and the lower portion of the trunk.
  • Quadriplegia: This type of paralysis, sometimes called “tetraplegia,” affects the entire body from the neck down.

Fill out our online form today to request a free case evaluation with a New Jersey paralysis injury lawyer.

Types of Paralysis

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 at least some motor and/or sensory function was retained below the point of injury.
  • Complete paralysis: This level of severity means that all motor and sensory function below the point of injury was lost.

No matter how much of your body is affected, and no matter the severity of your paralysis, you will likely need to change your entire lifestyle, living situation, and how you get around in order to accommodate your loss of mobility. For instance, people suffering from complete quadriplegia will likely need to hire a full-time caretaker to assist them in carrying out basic tasks.

While these cases frequently result in dramatically higher treatment, rehabilitation, and accommodation costs, even cases of incomplete paraplegia can leave a person with millions of dollars of medical debt. If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence and have accumulated such debt, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover these losses, as well as compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.

Call us at (732) 440-3089 to speak with one of our New Jersey paralysis injury attorneys, or fill out the form on our website to begin your free case evaluation today.

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    Contact an Experienced Lawyer Today

    Paralysis is one of the most devastating injuries anyone can suffer, and you need to hire an experienced and qualified attorney to have a real chance of recovering your maximum compensation. Our legal team at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. has fought to defend the rights of our clients since 1939. In the last 5 years alone, we have successfully recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements.

    *Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

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