Paraplegia or Quadriplegia?
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Paraplegia / Quadriplegia
Were You Injured?
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and the results may affect you for the rest of your life. One of the most serious lasting effects is paralysis, which can present itself in a few different ways, from your legs and lower torso (paraplegia) to total loss of sensory and motor function below the neck (quadriplegia).
Paralysis is also broken down into two distinct classifications based on where the injury occurred, and how your body is affected:
- Paraplegia: Paralysis is classified as paraplegia when it affects the lower portion of the trunk, pelvis, and legs.
- Quadriplegia: Also known as tetraplegia, quadriplegia affects the entirety of the trunk, arms, hands, legs, and pelvis.
Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Symptoms
The severity of someone’s paralysis is classified in two ways:
- Incomplete: Some motor or sensory function remains below the site of the injury.
- Complete: Almost all motor and sensory function below the site of the injury is lost.
However paralysis affects you, it may require you to make permanent changes to your lifestyle, home, and mode of transportation. Along with these changes, you will require extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation, the costs of which can quickly add up.
Call The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. at (212) 577-9325 to set up a meeting with one of our personal injury attorneys.
The New York City personal injury attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have been representing clients suffering from serious injuries since we opened our doors in 1983. Our team has helped clients recover over half a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts, and our lawyers and staff are proud to provide compassionate, knowledgeable, and skilled representation to all of our clients.
If you or someone you know has suffered paralysis as a result of an accident you, or they, may have the right to file a claim for compensation to help you pay for your medical bills, rehabilitation, and necessary changes to your home and transportation. The team of personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. have over 40 years of experience representing accident victims that were seriously injured and paralyzed as a result of an accident. We are familiar with the unique issues endured by accident victims that sustain paralysis as a result of another’s negligence and are well equipped to represent them.
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