The Consequences of Quadriplegia
When a person suffers from a spinal injury that is debilitating enough to cause quadriplegia, the consequences this can have on his or her life are often immense. From the physical limitations such an injury and disability can impose on a person to the emotional trauma it can have to the financial burdens associated with this injury, dealing with the repercussions of quadriplegia can be extremely difficult for a victim and his or her family. This is particularly true when the injury was the result of another person’s negligence.
While many people are able to get treatment and support to help them move on with their lives, the costs of having quadriplegia can be exorbitant. Fortunately, when another person is at fault for causing an accident that results in quadriplegia, it may be possible to hold him or her financially responsible for the consequences, alleviating much of this burden from the victim and his or her family.
Costs and Losses Associated with Quadriplegia
While the ramifications of quadriplegia differ from person to person, some of the more common costs that a person and his or her family may have to take on because of quadriplegia include the following:
- Medical bills
- Wheelchair and mobility aids
- Rehabilitation / therapy expenses
- Live-in caretaker
- Speech and occupational therapist
In addition to these and other expenses, victims of quadriplegia caused by someone else’s reckless actions may be able to get compensation for less tangible losses, such as decreased quality of life, lost wages, and more.
Discuss Getting Compensation for Quadriplegia with a Tennessee Attorney
Our legal team at Pohl & Berk, LLP, cannot fully understand the pain and trauma you and your family must be experiencing after dealing with the repercussions of quadriplegia. However, we can help you pursue compensation from the party responsible for causing this devastating disability. Call us at (615) 277-2765 to speak with a compassionate lawyer and learn more about what we can do for you.