Quadriplegia cases are not the same as normal personal injury cases. They should only be handled by attorneys with a high level of expertise and medical knowledge. Paralysis is one of the most life-changing injuries anyone can experience. It is crucial that quadriplegia victims and their families take legal action. The Georgia attorneys at the Werner Law Firm will fight to ensure your loved ones get the medical care they need and the compensation they so rightfully deserve.
In more common personal injury cases, victims may eventually recover from their injuries. Quadriplegia victims are not nearly as fortunate. Their injuries are permanent. They will never regain the ability to move their limbs and torso. Their medical costs are astronomical and continue to accumulate for the rest of their lives. This is why families across Georgia rely on Michael Werner and The Werner Law Firm when a loved one has been paralyzed due to a truck or car wreck.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Michael Werner attended the Emory School of Medicine where he specialized in Anesthesiology. While practicing as an anesthetist, he learned firsthand how devastating major spinal cord injuries can be.
Prosecuting cases involving catastrophic injuries, such as quadriplegia and paraplegia, require detailed knowledge of how the brain, spinal cord, and nerves interact with each other and effect the other systems of the body. Injuries to the spinal cord occurring above the first thoracic vertebrae result in quadriplegia – paralysis of both legs, both arms, the abdomen and chest. Spinal cord injuries occurring in the thoracic or lumbar vertebrae can result in paraplegia – paralysis of the legs.
These are complicated cases, and it is not enough for an attorney to simply read an MRI or CT report and know what part of the spinal cord was injured. There are many different types of spinal cord injuries that can lead to quadriplegia, including injuries to the anterior, central, and posterior aspects of the spinal cord, among others.
In addition to knowing the various types of injuries that can cause quadriplegia, you need an attorney who understands how your loved one’s condition will worsen over time, how their quality of life will change, as well as the various forms of medical treatment, home care, and devices that will make daily living activities more accessible. If your attorney does not have an in-depth understanding of quadriplegia cases and is only familiar with the short-term needs of your family member, they will not receive a full and fair settlement that accounts for their long term needs and provides for the expensive care they will need the rest of their life. Additionally, if the case does not settle and ends up going to trial, you need an attorney who is not only an expert in paralysis cases, but who is also excellent at explaining everything clearly so that the jury understands the medical concepts and the full extent of your family’s suffering.
When you are a loved one are left paralyzed with quadriplegia or paraplegia, there is only one law firm in Georgia that has the knowledge and expertise to handle your case: The Werner Law Firm.