Quadriplegia and Car Accidents

Milwaukee Car Accident Attorney for Quadriplegic Injuries

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Tragically, spinal cord injuries from car accidents can cause permanent paralysis for accident victims. Cervical (neck) injuries often result in paralysis of all four limbs, a condition known as quadriplegia or tetraplegia.

quadriplegic-injuries2According to the Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury and Prevention (FSCIP), 42% of all spinal cord injuries since 2005 have been caused by motor vehicle accidents.

Among reported spinal cord injury cases, 50.5% are quadriplegic. In the U.S., 12,000 new spinal cord injury cases are reported every year.

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The extent of disability from quadriplegic injuries depends on how severe the damage is to the spinal cord, the level of the injury, and the precise area of the spinal cord affected by the injury.

Quadriplegia can be complete or incomplete. According to the Mayo Clinic, when almost all feeling and motor function are lost below the level of the spinal cord injury, it is complete quadriplegia. If some ability to control movement and sensation remains below the injured area, it is incomplete quadriplegia.

multi-vehicle-accidents1If you or a loved one has suffered traffic crash injuries resulting in quadriplegia, it is important to consult with our Milwaukee car accident attorneys as soon as possible after your accident.

Gruber Law Offices, LLC is an established and respected law firm. Our dedicated legal team consists of 16 attorneys and 80 support staff. We are compassionate and committed to getting justice in your case.

Causes of Quadriplegic Car Accident Injuries

shutterstock_196946585A sudden blow to the spine that dislocates, fractures, crushes, or compresses one or more vertebrae may cause spinal cord injury. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Cervical spinal cord injuries can occur in any number of ways in automobile accidents. The roof of a vehicle can collapse in a rollover accident, causing cervical spinal cord injury to the occupants.

A traumatic blow to the spine from the impact of a head on or side impact collision can result in quadriplegia. The spine can be crushed in a single vehicle off the road accident or severely damaged when a passenger or driver is thrown from the vehicle.

Legal Help for Victims of Quadriplegic Car Accident Injuries

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Quadriplegic car accident victims face a lifetime of extensive medical expenses and the costs of equipment, facilities, and care associated with their disability. It is crucial that they have skilled legal representation by a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.

If your quadriplegic injuries were caused by the negligence of another, you may be entitled to file a claim for compensation for your losses, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Punitive damages (in cases of malicious or egregious actions)
um6Our lawyers have a successful record handling many car accident cases. Our founder and CEO David Gruber has created a large team of trusted and compassionate professionals that will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.  

Our top-notch personal injury lawyers have numerous prestigious awards, affiliations and memberships. 

These designations include the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, where membership is limited only to lawyers who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards, and settlements.  Less than 1% of the lawyers in the entire United States are certified as members. 

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In addition, our lawyers are honored in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America- 40 under 40, Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Wisconsin Leaders in the Law, Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, Top 100 Best Trial Lawyers in America, and numerous other prestigious awards, affiliations and memberships.

rear-end-collision6There are no costs upfront when you work with our firm; we don’t get paid until we win your case. Contact us now for a consultation. We are happy to meet with you at the hospital, in your home, or in our offices. We represent injured people in Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin, including Kenosha, Madison, Racine, and Waukesha.


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