Georgia Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Lawyers

Paraplegia means a person is unable to use or control their legs. A person who also has impairment of their arms suffers from quadriplegia. Both conditions tend to result from trauma, such as a car, truck or motorcycle accident or a medical error that, perhaps, injures the spinal cord. The victim may require expensive medical treatment and living assistance for their rest of their life.

At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our personal injury lawyers are committed to helping those who are suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia as the result of the negligent or reckless acts of another person, professional or corporation. We know the physical, emotional and financial impact of such injuries on victims and their families, and we work hard to make sure they are fully compensated for the economic and non-economic harm they have endured.

If you or a family member has suffered a catastrophic injury such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to receive a free consultation at one of our Northeast Georgia offices in Athens or Greensboro.

Living with Paraplegia & Quadriplegia

When paralysis occurs, the nerves can no longer send sensory and motor “messages” to the brain. A Reeve Foundation study found that this condition is commonly caused by spinal cord and brain injuries. Total or complete paralysis may also result from a birth injury. In cases where the victim suffers paralysis from a spinal cord injury, nearly 28 percent involve motor vehicle accidents and 24 percent stem from workplace incidents.

Because they can no longer walk, a person suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia will depend on a wheelchair. The victim may also need assistance with eating, drinking, dressing, bathing, bowel management and other daily functions.

Expenses will likely pile up. A study by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center determined that a person suffering from paraplegia will incur expenses of $283,388 in the first year of the injury and $28,837 each year afterwards. A person with quadriplegia may face expenses of up to $775,567 in the first year and $138,923 annually in the years to come.

We’re Here To Help You

If you have suffered paralysis as the result of another’s carelessness, then you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, physical pain and emotional suffering. In some cases, you may be eligible to recover punitive damages as well.

Our team of highly talented attorneys and staff members is available to develop each case, and we use cutting-edge technology. Our firm also works with medical experts and life-care planners, who can help us to determine the full extent of your paraplegia or quadriplegia as well as the expenses that will be needed to carry on with your life.

Our personal injury clients prefer a settlement, which provides timely and cost efficient closure, but we are always prepared to take a case to trial if needed to ensure our clients receive a full and fair recovery for their damages.

In addition, we know that many Georgia paralysis victims need immediate medical assistance. If you cannot afford treatment, we work with you to find the best options available, including Medicaid and Medicare, and we work with you on reimbursing those sources.

Contact Our Georgia Paraplegia / Quadriplegia Attorneys Today

Since 1984, the law firm of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., has assisted victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Albany, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Greensboro, Eatonton, Winder, Commerce, Covington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Elberton, Hartwell, Homer, Lexington, Crawford, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Winterville, Hull, Danielsville, Comer, Colbert, Watkinsville and Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Banks, Franklin, Hall, Habersham, Stephens, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin, Hart, Elbert, Greene, Putnam, Columbia, Richmond, Newton, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties.  Our lawyers have also been involved in significant, complex nationwide litigation, and we have represented clients and tried cases in many other states across the country.

Our Georgia paraplegia / quadriplegia attorneys are innovative counselors and aggressive advocates who have been recognized by Super Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, among others, for the quality of their legal skill and professional service.

If you or a loved one is suffering from paraplegia or quadriplegia due to the negligence or recklessness of another, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to learn how we can help you and to receive a free consultation. We won’t simply refer your case to another law firm. We will listen to you, answer your questions and work with you to map out a path to legal relief.