Charleston WV Quadriplegia Attorney
Injuries that result in quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia) are some of the most devastating and life-changing. Defined by a partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso, quadriplegia often requires major changes in day-to-day activities as well as long-term medical care. If you or a loved one was critically paralyzed in an accident caused by another person, you shouldn’t have to bear these expenses alone. To hold the responsible party(s) accountable for their actions, call Charleston WV personal injury attorney Charles M. Love as soon as possible.
At the Love Law Firm, we’ll fight for full and fair compensation for your injuries, bringing aggressive and professional litigation strategies to the courtroom and providing comprehensive, indisputable evidence to prove our claims and your interests. To speak with Charleston attorney Charles Love, call our law firm today at (304) 344-5683.
Overview of Quadriplegia Injuries
Quadriplegia is a very serious spinal cord injury. Individuals with quadriplegia often experience a loss of sensory and motor functions in all four limbs. Quadriplegia is different from paraplegia due to the extent of the damage; individuals with paraplegia experience paralysis only in the lower extremities. Generally, quadriplegia is caused by traumatic impacts or illness, and some common causes of quadriplegia include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
Due to the limitations caused by quadriplegia, victims typically face huge medical expenses (both immediately following the injury as well as long-term expenses), an inability or a reduced ability to work and earn an income, a loss of quality of life, and tremendous pain and suffering.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
Immediately following a traumatic accident that leaves a person paralyzed, the first and most important thing to do is seek out proper medical care. Remember, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is two years after the date of the accident. At the same time, however, it is always important to get in touch with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible as well. By calling your attorney quickly, he/she can begin gathering evidence, speaking with accident eyewitnesses, gathering police reports, etc.
After filing the lawsuit, your personal injury lawyer will begin working to prove that the accident, and the subsequent quadriplegia, was caused by the other party(s). Your attorney will also calculate a fair and reasonable settlement amount and, whether in courts or at the negotiation table, vigorously fight for compensation.
Contact the Love Law Firm Today
Charleston personal injury lawyer Charles M. Love has helped hundreds of individuals fight for fair compensation in West Virginia civil courts, and he boasts the resources and legal know-how to help you as well. At the Love Law Firm, we’ll do everything under WV law to pursue justice for the injuries that you or a loved one suffered, and we’ll always make sure to put your interests first. We will work with you every step of the way, and make sure that you’re informed throughout the entire legal process.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with Charles M. Love, call our Charleston law firm today by dialing (304) 344-5683.