Kansas City Quadriplegia Attorneys
Of all the injuries that a person could incur from an accident, quadriplegia is perhaps one of the most devastating. If you or a loved one was in an accident that resulted in paralysis of all four limbs, you could be facing a lifetime of physical, emotional, and financial challenges.
In addition to months of acute and rehabilitative care, the injured individual will require modifications to his/her living quarters, equipment and medical devices designed for mobility and for quadriplegics in general, and ongoing care that will likely endure for the rest of his/her life.
When you or a loved one was injured due to the carelessness, recklessness, incompetence, or wrongful conduct of another, the Kansas City quadriplegia attorneys will put their extensive experience, skills, and practical knowledge of quadriplegia cases to use, helping you acquire the compensation you need and deserve.
Causes of Quadriplegia
Quadriplegia is generally caused by an injury to the spinal cord along any of the seven cervical vertebrae in the neck. With a spinal cord injury in or near the neck, the victim can lose complete sensory and motor functions in all four limbs, and in worst-case scenarios, there could be paralysis in the chest and diaphragm, meaning that the victim will need a ventilator to breathe and other medical devices to speak or swallow, for instance.
Quadriplegia can occur in a variety of ways; however, the most common accidents leading to this level of paralysis include automobile accidents and workplace injuries. This injury can also result from infections, malpractice, slips and falls, premises liability, violent attacks, and many other situations.
Fair Compensation for Quadriplegia
At Popham Law, we have represented many quadriplegic individuals in Kansas City and Missouri pursue substantial, yet fair and reasonable, compensation for their injuries. If the accident occurred at the workplace, you can rightfully file for workers’ compensation, and in this case, you don’t need to prove fault.
However, you must adhere to all workers’ comp requirements defined by your employer or the company’s insurance provider. Additionally, the injury can result from the negligence, irresponsibility, and/or incompetence of another, in which you should pursue a personal injury lawsuit to hold the responsible party(s) accountable for their actions.
When pursuing this lawsuit, or negotiating with insurance providers, it is essential to have a clear and comprehensive outline of both short- and long-term needs and expenses. With decades of diligent experience, we at Popham Law can ensure a complete, no-stones-unturned representation that’ll aggressively fight for satisfactory compensation covering the most common needs for individuals diagnosed with quadriplegia. Some of these include:
- Attendant care costs
- Long-term rehabilitation and care
- Medical expenses, whether for the initial injury or for complications later on
- Adaptive medical and/or mobility devices
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income from missed work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Emotional distress
- And more…
Contact Popham Law Today For Your Case
Because of this devastating injury and the extensive medical needs that quadriplegia requires, your decision for a personal injury attorney may be one of the more important decisions of your life.
At Popham Law, we guarantee a personal, compassionate, and wholly aggressive legal representation in pursuit of fair and reasonable compensation for your injuries. For the leading personal injury attorneys in Kansas City, call Popham Law today at (844) 243-2288 or (816) 221-2288 for a free consultation.