Paraplegia causes disability to the legs. The victims may lose sensation of the legs or can be completely paralyzed below the waist.
Whereas in Quadriplegia both the arms and legs get paralyzed. The degree of paralysis is determined by the nature of the injury and its impact. Persons suffering from Quadriplegia can have severe pain, suffer from loss of bladder and bowel function, have muscle spasms etc. In critical cases, the victims are left in a “locked-in syndrome,” in which they are aware about their surroundings but cannot communicate with anyone.
Can you file a lawsuit to claim damages for quadriplegia injuries?
In California, legally a person can file a suit against another party, if that party’s negligence caused the accident resulting in quadriplegia. One can file a lawsuit if the causes of the injury can be proven to be a result of dangerous practices, carelessness, negligence, or inattentiveness. Employers, doctors, nurses, coworkers, or sports teams can all be sued for damages if the injury is caused due to their negligence or carelessness.
Settlements for quadriplegic injury include for both tangible losses and also for psychological suffering. One can claim damages for the medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, home modifications, loss of income, disability etc. and also for the emotional pain and suffering one will have to bear over the course of a lifetime. Damages paid out for Quadriplegia injuries are generally on a higher side because of the amount of pain and suffering attached with them.
We at Khashan Law Firm have wide experience in handling settlement cases for quadriplegia injuries and losses. We can help in negotiating out-of-court settlements and also fighting in court battles to claim damages for Quadriplegia injuries. It takes experienced lawyers having a strong network of professionals from fields of medicine, insurance, investigation etc.to build a substantial case to claim damages against negligence. We at Khashan Law have won a number of cases involving paraplegia and have helped our clients in obtaining full compensation for their present and future damages. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation at (951) 461-2387.