Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Claims in Tampa
Were You Seriously Injured? Our Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers May Be Able to Help.
Spinal cord injuries often lead to dangerous medical complications, and the most devastating can even lead to permanent and irreversible disabilities. Paralysis, also known as paraplegia or quadriplegia depending on what part of the body are affected, is one of the most serious effects of a spinal cord injury and can turn even the simplest of tasks into an unconquerable feat. These types of injuries are frequently caused by someone’s negligence or wrongdoing – whether your injury was caused by a car accident, medical malpractice, an unknown hazard, or anything else, you may be able to file a lawsuit to secure compensation.
Give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to speak with a personal injury lawyer today.
At Givens Givens Sparks, our Tampa personal injury lawyers have dedicated their careers to providing injured victims with the passionate and knowledgeable legal representation they need to secure the maximum compensation possible for their injuries. Paralysis can change the way you live your entire life, from the way you navigate your home to the way you find transportation to get out in the world. In many cases, people suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia need to hire people to care for them 24/7, adding to the already steep cost of treatment and rehabilitation. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our experienced lawyers to learn what we can do to help you today.
How Severe is Your Paralysis?
Depending on the severity of your injury, you may retain some level of motor and sensory function below the site of the injury. Depending on the level of function that remains, your paralysis can be classified in one of two ways:
- Complete Paralysis: You have lost all motor and sensory function below the site of your injury.
- Incomplete Paralysis: You have retained some level of motor and sensory function below the site of your injury.
Whether your paralysis is considered incomplete or complete, the location of the injury can determine what type of paralysis you have:
- Quadriplegia: This type of paralysis affects your entire body from the neck down, and may be referred to as tetraplegia by your doctor.
- Paraplegia: This type of paralysis affects your body from your legs up through as high as your lower trunk.
Everything from the way you live your life, the activities you participate in, and even the way you feed yourself may change depending on how serious your paralysis is. However, even the least severe level of paralysis still means that you are suffering from paralysis, one of the most serious and debilitating medical conditions that will result in millions of dollars’ worth of medical bills, treatment, accommodation, transportation, and care. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to secure compensation to cover your bills, as well as any lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages you may have incurred.
Don’t Wait To Hire Qualified Legal Representation
Our Tampa personal injury attorneys at Givens Givens Sparks have over 135 years of collective experience, so you can rest assured that you’re in knowledgeable and capable hands when you hire us to represent you. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and are ready to fight to secure you the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at (813) 375-0109 to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys today, or fill out our online form to get started with a free case evaluation.
The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?
That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.