Quadriplegic Injury – Personal Injury Lawyer Assistance

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A quadriplegic injury is, quite frankly, a catastrophe. In addition to the major lifestyle changes that are required, the financial burden can be crushing — in fact, the lifetime health care and living expenses incurred by the average victim of a quadriplegic injury totals several million dollars. If the accident that turned your life upside down was someone else’s fault, demanding compensation from the responsible party is both a financial necessity and a moral imperative.

Causes of Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia is most often caused by brain damage or by the severing of the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries in particular often trigger personal injury lawsuits, because such injuries are often traceable to a car accident, a sports injury, a criminal assault, or even medical malpractice, that can be in turn attributed to the fault of someone other than the victim.


If you suffer a quadriplegic injury (also known as a tetraplegic injury), your losses are likely to be immense:

  • Healthcare expenses: A lifetime of additional health care expenses, including both medical treatment and lifestyle adjustment expenses (wheelchairs, etc.) are l\the likely consequences of your injury.
  • Lost earnings: It is quite likely that you will never be able to return to your previous occupation; in fact you might not be able to engage in any occupation at all. The younger you were at the time of your accident, the greater your damages for lost earnings will be, because you will be entitled to more years of compensation between the time you were injured and the time you would have retired if the accident had not occurred.
  • Non-economic damages: Medical expenses and lost earnings do not even begin to describe the true extent of your losses. How can you put a dollar value on pain and suffering or loss of quality of life? Well, in Kentucky you can indeed put a dollar value on these losses; in fact it is done every day.
  • Incidental damages: Other losses you may have suffered — child care expenses, travel to and from medical clinics, etc.
  • Punitive damages: Available in certain types of cases.

The greatest danger in this situation is that you will underestimate your long-term losses, demand less money than you are entitled to, and then run out of money years from now when it is too late to ask for more. At Glenn Martin Hammond law office, we won’t let that happen to you, because we know how to calculate future damages.

Comparative Fault

About one in four quadriplegic injuries is alcohol-related, and in some cases the victim was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. Even if this is the case, however, Kentucky personal injury law allows a victim to recover partial damages as long as the accident was at least partially someone else’s fault.

If We Don’t Win Your Case, We Work for Free

At Glenn Martin Hammond law office, we don’t lose very often — which is why we won’t charge you a dime unless we win your case. Until then, our fee will be precisely $0.00. You need to act quickly, however, because Kentucky imposes one of the nation’s strictest deadlines on filing a personal injury claim. Schedule an appointment with Kentucky personal injury lawyer Glen Martin Hammond by calling (606) 437-7777 or by contacting us online.

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