Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Serving North Carolina and South Carolina
Each year in the United States, approximately 5,000 people suffer a brain or spinal cord injury resulting in quadriplegia. If you have suffered quadriplegia due to someone else’s careless or reckless conduct, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law. Call (855) 5-BICE-LAW today or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a quadriplegia injury & accident attorney. We proudly serve the people of North and South Carolina.C We’ll review your situation free of charge and advise you of your legal options. In cases of wrongful death, it is imperative that the victim’s survivors act quickly so that the evidence can be evaluated and the lawsuit can be filed prior to the end of the statue of limitations.
Quadriplegia occurs when the nervous system suffers damage sufficient to cause paralysis in all four limbs. Usually, this is the result of an injury to the upper part of the spine. The extent of paralysis depends on the level of the cervical injuries. Quadriplegics with high-level injuries (C5 and above) are close to completely paralyzed and will likely need constant care and assistance in things such as getting dressed, eating, and bowel and bladder help. Quadriplegics with lower level injuries (C6 and C7) can often continue to live independently once they have received physical and occupational therapy.
These injuries also affect the chest and abdominal muscles, and as a result a person suffering from quadriplegia may have a loss or decrease of bladder and bowel control, sexual function, breathing, and other involuntary processes such as digestion. The person may also experience numbness, burning or a decrease in sensation in the paralyzed areas.
Due to the decrease in mobility, quadriplegics are more susceptible to certain physical complications, including respiratory infections, thrombosis, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. Because of these complications, it is very important that a quadriplegic person receive ongoing access to medical care.
Quadriplegia can result from, among other causes, automobile accidents, industrial accidents, offshore injuries and other traumatic accidents resulting in damage to the brain or cervical spine. Our firm understands that the immediate goals for a person suffering from quadriplegia are to get medical bills paid, minimize financial hardships, and assure the appropriate insurance company pays for future treatment. Our experienced attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault will be happy to discuss your situation and go over the legal options available to you to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
Contact the Quadriplegia Injury & Accident Law Firm of Bice Law
If you or a loved one has suffered quadriplegia because of someone else’s actions, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law. You only have a limited time to file a claim, however, so you must act quickly. Contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law today by calling (855) 5-BICE-LAW or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a quadriplegia injury & accident attorney. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.