Living with paraplegia or quadriplegia is an adjustment that is often emotionally and physically painful for the injured individual and their family. Potentially worse, however, is making that adjustment with the knowledge that the accident might have been prevented if not for one person’s negligence.
About one in every 50 Americans is paralyzed to some degree. That’s 5.6 million people or 1.9 percent of the population, according to a study released by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Paralysis has a number of causes, including Cerebral Palsy, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and certain birth defects.
Let our Florida paralysis lawyers come alongside you or your loved one and help you through this trying time. We have lawyers skilled in paralysis litigation who can provide experienced representation for your case.
Successfully Handling Cases Involving Paralysis
Clark, Fountain, La Vista, Prather, Littky-Rubin & Whitman has handled a number of successful cases for paralyzed victims. We are able to compassionately come alongside the family and provide them with the advice and support to get them through their trying situation.
Take a look at some of our successes below:
- 15 Million Settlement: One injured victim became a quadriplegic when his van blew a tire after having just been serviced by a dealership. Clark Fountain was able to prove the dealership and tire manufacturer were at fault, and successfully obtained recovery for our client and his family.
- $5 Million Settlement: Clark Fountain secured a settlement for a woman who was paralyzed after her vehicle was struck by a speeding driver, causing the woman’s vehicle to swerve, hit the shoulder, and roll down an embankment and throw a fence. Our client is paraplegic as a result and will never be able to walk again, which is why we were honored to obtain this crucial settlement.
- Defective Design Settlement: Our firm helped parents gain compensation on behalf of their child who became quadriplegic after a car crash which caused the car’s seatbacks to collapse. After bringing a defective design claim to the manufacturer, the client reached a confidential settlement.
Significant Case Results
Post-Surgical Care Results in Temporary Paralysis, Chronic Pain
Semi Tractor Trailer Accident Causes Catastrophic Injuries, Quadriplegia
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Top Causes of Paralysis
Of the Americans living with spinal cord injuries, 52% are paraplegic and 47% are considered quadriplegic. Some of the top causes of paralysis include:
- Stroke – 29%
- Spinal Cord Injury – 23%
- Multiple Sclerosis – 17%
- Other – 9%
- Cerebral Palsy – 7%
- Post-Polio Syndrome – 5%
- Neurofibromatosis – 4%
- Traumatic Brain Injury – 4%
- Birth Defects – 2%
Spinal cord injuries and different forms of paralysis can be extremely burdensome to families, not only in an emotional and physical sense but also in a financial sense. For someone who suffers high tetraplegia (the most severe form of spinal cord injury), medical expenses may amount to approximately $800,000 their first year of injury. If this person is at least 25 years old at the time of the injury, expenses can amount to millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Many of these injuries occur between the ages of 16 and 30 according to statistics. These facts are overwhelming for anyone in this unfortunate situation. It is imperative to enlist the services of an experienced paralysis attorney to guide you through these times.
Hire Our Team—We Fight for You.
Don’t try to handle the expenses and grief of an unfortunate injury on your own. Our paralysis injury attorneys in West Palm Beach, Florida are more than capable of handling your claims. For further advice and a free initial consultation, contact us at 561-899-2100 today.