Quadriplegia and paraplegia injuries can be devastating for any individual and their loved ones, particularly if it has been caused due to the negligence of others. These injuries not only cause physical harm but can also impact the mental and emotional health of the victim.
Paraplegia is the loss of bodily functions below the waist, and quadriplegia is the loss of bodily functions below the neck. These injuries result from severe damage to the spinal tissue and spinal cord. These injuries can make it challenging or impossible for the victim to move, bathe, dress, eat, and perform other basic tasks independently, requiring a part-time or full-time nurse or therapist.
If you or a loved one suffers from quadriplegia and paraplegia caused by an accident or fall because of someone’s negligence, our catastrophic injury lawyers in Fort Worth, TX, can help you recover compensation for your injuries and suffering.
Causes of Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
Motor vehicle accidents cause around 38% of spinal injuries, including quadriplegia and paraplegia. The second leading cause of these injuries is due to falls. Extreme accidents leading to quadriplegia and paraplegia typically involve motorcycle wrecks, rollovers, or trucking accidents.
Some other causes of these injuries include botched surgeries, medical malpractice, sports accidents, gunshots, and others.
Types of Damages to be claimed in Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Cases
Cases involving quadriplegia and paraplegia can recover a good amount of damages to compensate for the sufferings you endured due to the accident. While the amount and outcome might vary based on individual cases, you may be compensated for:
- Medical bills and follow-up care
- Rehabilitation and surgery costs
- Medical expenses that are not covered in the insurance, like alternative treatments or therapy
- Vehicle and home accommodations or changes, like adding wheelchair ramps
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income generation due to disability
- Pain and suffering
Evidence Needed for Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Case to Prove Negligence
Paraplegia or quadriplegia becomes apparent right after the accident, resulting in the victims losing control of certain bodily functions or the ability to move. While these conditions are apparent, you still need some evidence to prove it was caused due to the accident.
Some evidence needed in this case may include:
- Police report about the accident
- Videos or photos of the accident
- Verbal or written statements of eyewitnesses
- Medical receipts and reports
- Physical evidence from the accident scene
Our experienced legal team can collect all this evidence to prove the other party's negligence. This helps in making your case stronger and recovering your rightful compensation.
Consult a Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Injury Lawyer
Our lawyers in Fort Worth, TX, are experienced in handling paraplegia and quadriplegia injury cases and have successfully secured the rightful compensation for the clients. These cases are usually complicated and complex, requiring extensive investigation and negotiation skills.
The legal team at Barrow Law can help you every step of the way and establish a strong case on your behalf. If you or your loved one has suffered paraplegia and quadriplegia because of a negligent party, get in touch with our team for a no-obligation consultation on your case today.