Richmond Quadriplegia Lawyer
Permanent quadriplegia is absolutely life-changing. If someone else caused or significantly contributed to your serious, lifelong injury, you deserve to seek restitution from that person or company. A quadriplegia accident lawsuit won’t reverse the damage, but it can go a long way toward covering the lifetime expenses related to your disability. Working with an esteemed local Richmond quadriplegia lawyer can give you the power you need to win your case.
Christina Pendleton & Associates is in the business of protecting victims’ rights. Our attorneys are passionate about representing victims who are living with permanent injuries after a preventable accident. We know exactly how to care for our clients’ needs – personally, professionally, and financially. We can aggressively represent your case in pursuit of the fair compensation we believe is your right. For a free, confidential legal consultation, call our office at (804) 554-4444.
Quadriplegia is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. It is the permanent loss of sensation and movement (paralysis) in all four limbs, the trunk, and possibly the upper body as well. Injuries to the cervical spine, or the uppermost vertebra (C1-C7) in the spinal cord, can cause quadriplegia. Quadriplegia can cause partial or complete paralysis in the affected area. The higher up the injury, the worse the damage on the body. Patients with injuries above the C4 level may need respirators to breathe.
Aside from causing loss of movement and sensation, quadriplegia can also cause numerous health complications, such as chronic pain, bedsores, blood clots, spastic muscles, trouble breathing, and loss of bladder and bowel control. Quadriplegics can still live long, happy, and fulfilling lives, but most often with lifetime treatment and live-in care, depending on the severity of the condition. Modern medicine and innovative treatment methods help lengthen the expected lifespan of people with quadriplegia, as well as help them remain active and lead productive lives.
What Causes Quadriplegia?
Traumatic accidents can cause an injury to the upper spine that results in quadriplegia. Anything that causes a blow to the cervical spine, a spinal cord fracture, or spinal cord severance can result in loss of function in all four limbs. If a drunk driver, careless employer, negligent product manufacturer, incompetent physician, or another party caused your accident and permanent injury, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit so speak with a caring Richmond spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible. The most common accidents that cause quadriplegia are:
In all of these situations, someone else could be to blame for causing the catastrophic accident. A lawsuit can be the most effective way to get justice and restitution for your serious injury. You could qualify to recover damages such as past and future medical expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, mental anguish, lost quality of life, lost wages, lost capacity to earn, and more.
Hire a Richmond Quadriplegia Attorney and File a Lawsuit
Pain and suffering damages are often extensive in cases involving permanent and severely disabling injuries. The jury decides pain and suffering damage amounts based on the plaintiff’s age, extent of injury, and degree of negligence on the defendant’s part. You could receive a six- or seven-figure verdict for your injuries with a great lawyer by your side. Our firm knows money isn’t everything when living with a permanent disability, but we also know it can provide a future of financial stability for you and your family.
For those who are quadriplegic due to the negligence of another, talk with our office. We can answer your questions, discuss your future, and help you hold negligent parties accountable. We know quadriplegia is a very difficult diagnosis to accept. We want to make this time in your life a little easier. Contact us for a free legal consultation with a Richmond quadriplegia lawyer to discuss your accident claim.