Quadriplegia Injury Attorneys in Huntington, Indiana
Quadriplegia is a condition where the victim has lost partial or complete motor skills and sensation from the neck down. While some individuals are quadriplegic due to a medical condition, such as spina bifida, the majority of quadriplegics have suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury due to violence, a sport injury, traffic accident, or slip and fall accident.
Quadriplegia inflicts a heavy financial and emotional burden on the victim and his family. Complete rehabilitation is impossible and full time care is required. When another party’s negligence or misconduct results in quadriplegia, Indiana spinal cord injury attorney Richard Truitt is available to investigate your case and determine if you are entitled to compensation for your damages.
Complete Versus Partial Quadriplegia
When a spinal cord injury results in the complete severing of the spinal cord and all sensation and motor skills are forever disabled, then a person is considered a complete quadriplegic. This is the most catastrophic type of spinal cord injury.
On the other hand, a person is considered a partial quadriplegic when they suffer an incomplete spinal cord injury, resulting in incomplete paralysis. The precise level and locations of sensory and motor skill loss varies case by case. Rehabilitation efforts are more successful in partial quadriplegics and full time personal care may not be required.
Quadriplegics are subjected to additional threats due to their condition, including:
- Development of sores due to wheel chair and/or bed confinement
- Stroke or heart attack as a result of restricted blood circulation
- Contracting potentially fatal illnesses because of a weakened immune system
Compensation for Quadriplegia
If another party’s misconduct or negligence resulted in you or a loved one becoming quadriplegic, an experienced personal injury attorney may obtain you compensation for your damages, which can include:
- Lifelong care and rehabilitation efforts
- Medical expenses, including hospital care, doctor visits, and medication
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of earnings
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental and physical suffering
Free Interview – No Fee Until Settlement or Recovery
Indiana spinal cord injury attorney, Richard Truitt, has over thirty seven years of experience representing catastrophically injured clients. If you or a loved one has become quadriplegic due to another party’s misconduct or negligence, please contact our personal injury office online or call us at (800) 628-2904 to schedule your free interview. Truitt Law Offices, serving the Fort Wayne, Huntington, and Indiana area, operate on a contingency basis, meaning you do not pay a penny unless we recover compensation for you. Make your first call, your only call.