Quadriplegic Injury Lawyer in Lexington, Kentucky

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A quadriplegic injury will leave you with some degree of paralysis that affects all four limbs and probably your torso as well. If your injury was caused by someone else, even unintentionally, you probably have a large personal injury claim against the responsible party. Your lifetime healthcare and lifestyle adjustment costs are likely to cumulate well into six-figure range, and the total amount you will be entitled to is likely to run well into seven-figure range.

Effects of a Quadriplegic Injury

Some quadriplegic injuries are more serious than others. Symptoms that you may experience include:

  • Inability to move your arms and legs;
  • Lack of sensation in your arms and legs;
  • Loss of motor function and sensation in your torso;
  • Difficulty controlling bladder and bowel activity;
  • Loss of sexual function;
  • Difficulty with digestion;
  • Trouble breathing;
  • Neuropathic pain.

Not all of these symptoms occur in every victim — not all victims suffer neuropathic pain, for example, and some victims retain sexual function.

The Measure of Your Damages

Damages in successful quadriplegic injury claims average several million dollars. This amount can include compensation for:

  • current medical bills;
  • estimated future medical bills;
  • long-term costs of a personal attendant;
  • long-term rehabilitation costs;
  • cost of medical devices (wheelchairs, ventilators, etc.);
  • emotional distress and pain and suffering;
  • loss of enjoyment of life;
  • current and future lost income;
  • other direct and indirect expenses; and
  • if you suffer a loss of sexual function, your spouse can even file a claim for loss of consortium.

Keep in mind that it is particularly difficult to accurately calculate future medical expenses and lost earnings. This is where an experienced personal injury lawyer could help you a great deal.

Don’t Let the Glue of Circumstance Harden Around Your Feet

The sooner you get started pursuing your personal injury claim in earnest, the better your chances of receiving full compensation will be. Kentucky’s one-year statute of limitations makes it all that much more important, however, that you act quickly.

Schedule an appointment with Kentucky personal injury lawyer Glenn Martin Hammond ASAP so that we can explore your options — call (606) 437-7777 or fill out our online contact form. We serve clients in Southland, Chevy Chase, Tates Creek, Winburn and elsewhere in Lexington, KY, as well as throughout the state.

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