Posted on Jun 5, 2014 12:00am PDT

An illustration of the spinal cordThe term “catastrophic” injury is used to describe the most serious types of injuries. These injuries may result in permanent disability, the need for long-term medical care, and even a shortened life expectancy. Injuries to the spinal cord are considered a catastrophic injury because of its long-term effects and the potential for permanent disability, such is the case with those who suffer from quadriplegia.

When our clients have suffered from a catastrophic injury resulting in quadriplegia, our auto accident attorneys work tirelessly to ensure that victims receive just legal representation. When these injuries are the result of another’s negligent or purposeful behavior, compensation can be sought to ensure that our clients have the financial means to care for themselves and their family.

Who Is at Fault?

In most cases, quadriplegia is the result of a sudden, catastrophic injury. In these cases, the job of our Sacramento quadriplegia attorneys is to determine who is at fault. Many times, the injury that has resulted in our client’s case of quadriplegia was completely avoidable. Our attorneys examine the details of these accidents to determine who is at fault so that our clients can receive the compensation they are due for their injuries.

The following are potential causes of quadriplegia:

Because each of these injury causes is unique, we work with experts in the field to recreate accident scenes, interview witnesses, and determine liability. For instance, in the case of vehicular accidents, our auto accident attorneys work with expertsin accident reconstruction and accident investigation to create a solid case in proving liability. In each case, our clients can be confident knowing that we are working diligently on their behalf to determine liability.

What Are My Rights?

When liability has been determined, we can create a case in order to obtain due compensation for our clients. In the cases of quadriplegia, our clients may be due compensation for several different factors. Some common losses experienced by those suffering from quadriplegia include the following:

  • Costs of medical expenses
  • Costs of future medical expenses
  • Long-term care expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future wages or a decrease in wage-earning potential

In addition to these financial burdens, clients may be financially compensated for the pain and suffering they have experienced. In rare cases, such as a medical malpractice suit, clients may also be rewarded punitive damages. While our clients may have a right to compensation for any, or all, of the above damages, it is important to act in a timely manner. There is a statute of limitations for filing legal grievances, which begins at the time of injury, so it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible following the accident or injury.

Schedule a Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury resulting in quadriplegia and you are interested in examining your legal rights, time is of the essence. Schedule a case evaluation with attorney Larry S. Buckley at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and learn if you may be due financial compensation for damages suffered.

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