Based on research, the average length of initial hospital stay for a patient that suffers from a spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia is estimated to be 95 days. It is estimated that the first year expenses for quadriplegics are very high with the average lifetime costs for quadriplegics (25 years old at time of injury), to be many, many millions of dollars.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of another and has quadriplegia as a result, it is extremely important to speak with a personal injury lawyer at Martin G. Schulz & Associates for guidance as soon as possible. You deserve to be compensated for your devastating loss including all of your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and loss of income.
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Quadriplegia can have extremely devastating effects on you and your family. During such trying times, it is crucial that you have an experienced, competent and diligent lawyer on your side. We can assist with a well-prepared, forceful personal injury claim, so that you to attain the best possible judgment or settlement. A timely claim can increase your chances of a maximum, fair and reasonable settlement.
During the initial stages following an injury, when many tests and procedures are being performed, many decisions need to be made and lots of information is given, it can be very confusing and overwhelming. We understand the amount of stress that you are under and how confusing this time is for you and your family. Our specialized teams of personal injury lawyers and professionals are here to help you in your fight to gain the maximum compensation you deserve.
Causes of Quadriplegia
Quadriplegia is caused by a spinal cord injury, where the victim suffers from paralysis of the lower limbs, upper limbs and some or the entire torso. Quadriplegia is caused by an injury of the spinal cord in the upper neck or upper back, called the cervical or thoracic region. It is considered the most severe spinal injury, and can be fatal depending on the extent of the nerve damage.
This catastrophic injury can result from a number of incidents including motor vehicle, boat or plane accidents. Statistics show that automobile accidents are the cause of 55% of quadriplegia injuries. A serious car accident can be the result of the negligence of another, or can be caused due to a design defect with the automobile itself. Weak roofs of vehicles that are crushed during an accident often cause a quadriplegia injury. An SUV is up to 16 times more likely to roll in an accident than other passenger cars.