Representing Paralysis Victims
The seriousness of an injury is often determined by the amount that it hinders the quality of life for the injury victim. Looked at in this way, paralysis is one of the worst injuries that one could endure, because it tremendously limits the victim’s ability to experience a normal life. If you have been paralyzed by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and the severely limited quality of life you are facing.
At The Law Offices of Joseph J. Cariglia, P.C., we help clients in Massachusetts who have been paralyzed obtain compensation for their injuries through personal injury lawsuits. Spine injury and traumatic brain injury are common causes of paralysis. We have seen paralysis cases that resulted from many types of personal injury scenarios, including car accidents and all types of vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls and others.
Representation For People Suffering From Paralysis
The location of the injury to the spinal cord is the determining factor in how widespread a victim’s paralysis is. The higher up on the spinal cord the injury, the more body regions are affected. Though there are others, the two main types of paralysis are paraplegia and quadriplegia.
- Paraplegia: Para, meaning two, refers to two limbs being affected by the paralysis. In paraplegics, the two limbs that are affected are the legs.
- Quadriplegia: Quad, meaning four, refers to the fact that all four limbs are affected by the paralysis. Some quadriplegics need assistance with breathing, as their lungs are affected, and others do not. This is also sometimes called tetraplegia.
Victims of paralysis often suffer from additional conditions and injuries due to restricted movement such as locked in syndrome, pressure sores, bedsores, infections, pneumonia and blood clots.
Although we cannot help you recover physically from paralysis, our Worcester, Massachusetts, personal injury attorneys have the experience and skill to help you recover the financial award you need to live as normal a life as possible.
Contact Our Attorneys Now To Discuss Paraplegia Or Quadriplegia
Contact us online or call 866-491-6561 in Worcester to schedule your free initial consultation with a lawyer. Since opening this law firm in 1961, we have become a premier personal injury litigation firm in this area, serving clients in Worcester, Springfield, Framingham and Boston and throughout central Massachusetts.