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What You Need to Know about Quadriplegia Cases

On Behalf of | Jan 29, 2016 | Personal Injury


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There are few injuries as devastating as severe spinal cord injuries, and none that can surpass the physical, emotional, and financial hardships created by quadriplegia. The personal injury attorneys of Winegar Wilhelm Glynn & Roemersma have witnessed too many innocent lives upturned by the negligent actions of others. When this negligence results in quadriplegia, a person’s quality of life is permanently and severely compromised, as he or she will never again be able to care for himself or herself without assistance. A lifetime of expensive medical and personal care is a certainty.

When it comes to handling quadriplegia cases, our Pennsylvania and New York personal injury lawyers have the resources, skills, experience, and tenacity to achieve successful results on behalf of our injured clients and their families. Quadriplegia cases are nearly always complex. We offer all of the advantages of a large law firm; however, we provide the personal attention of a small, boutique firm. Our clients get the best of both worlds.

If you or someone you love has suffered quadriplegia due to the negligent or deliberately wrongful actions of someone else, our personal injury attorneys can help to ensure that you obtain the full measure of compensation to which you are entitled. We urge you to contact the personal injury law firm of Winegar Wilhelm Glynn & Roemersma today to arrange for an evaluation of your quadriplegia case.

About Quadriplegia Cases

Quadriplegia, also known as tetraplegia, is classified as a complete spinal cord injury, meaning that victims completely lose the ability to feel and move at and below the point of damage to the spine. Quadriplegics lose the ability to use their entire bodies below the neck, including their arms and hands. Many quadriplegics require a ventilator just to breathe normally. Quadriplegia is among the most expensive of& ;

Quadriplegia can result from any number of accidents. Our personal injury lawyers successfully handle quadriplegia cases arising from:

  • Construction accidents and other workplace incidents
  • Slip-and-fall, trip-and-fall, and other premises liability accidents
  • Assaults and other violent attacks
  • Medical malpractice
  • Auto accidents, including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Accidents involving defective products

Although there is no way to know what types of damages you will be able to recover without first evaluating your case, quadriplegia victims are often able to recover compensation for such losses and expenses as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Costs of home care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Mental anguish

In cases of extreme negligence, it may also be possible to collect punitive damages, or damages awarded to the plaintiff primarily to punish the defendant for egregious wrongdoing. It is important to select a lawyer who can identify future damages, as quadriplegics will surely face a lifetime of costs and will not be able to seek further damages once their cases have been settled.

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