Serious car accidents cause a range of complicated medical consequences, one of which is quadriplegia. This is a catastrophic injury that leaves all four limbs paralyzed and is undoubtedly a difficult condition to transition with. Binder Law Group has served many clients who have been seriously impacted by auto collisions in this way and understands that this is a time in life when you need answers and empathy. This guide aims to show you how it’s possible to move forward.
For someone to be medically diagnosed as a quadriplegic after a car accident they must present with the correct symptoms. This happens when there is significant damage to either the spinal cord, the brain, or both. It involves a paralysis of all four limbs and may impact things like finger mobility as well. So, how do you proceed after being impacted in this way?
Engage with Your Medical Team
The first action, and most important at this stage, is to try to fully engage with your medical team. These professionals will have the best advice and most useful information to help you regain control of your life and come to terms with this transition.
Be Mindful of Your Mental Health
It is completely typical for anyone who has been through a catastrophic change like this to feel a decline in their mental health. When a big change takes place and you face a period of adjustment with major considerations to make, it can be incredibly difficult to work through.
Find Your Support Network
It is essential that you have a strong support network around you. Peer support is one of those things that is significantly helpful in daily life, and it will be the difference between feeling alone and feeling encouraged to keep on going.
Keep a Journal
It often helps, in trying times, to keep a journal of how you are feeling and also the physical symptoms. This will be useful in the weeks to come when figuring out compensation.
Talk to Our Team
Here at Binder Law Group, we understand that this is a serious medical condition and that you will naturally feel a range of emotions as a result. Talking to our team will make it easier to engage with insurance companies, and to seek out compensation from the person who caused the crash in the first place. We will give you the most relevant advice and ensure that, whichever path you choose, it is the best one for your circumstances.
How We Help
There are lots of things we can do to help you head in the right direction and find peace in your new life.
The first step we take is to uncover who caused the accident and determine liability thereafter. This will help us to define what level of compensation is owed to you and what the best way to proceed might be.
Our professional team is exceptionally trained in collecting relevant evidence that will support your case. We have niche links and understand who to talk to in the professional fields, like your medical team, to get to the bottom of the facts. This evidence will support any compensation claim figure that we put forward and take the pressure off for you. This leaves you to be able to focus on healing.
Advocating for You
This is naturally a vulnerable time, and that is why it is very useful to have a supportive advocate on your team fighting for justice in all corners. There is so much that we can do to make you feel looked after during the days to come and any legal battle you might face. It is always a nice feeling to know that you are not alone.
Telling You What You Need to Know
There will be unique guidance every step of the way. We will explain in detail what you can expect from the process, should you choose to proceed, and how much compensation you can realistically anticipate. Compensation is determined, in cases such as this, by the extent of your injuries and the level of pain and suffering you have experienced as well. This means anything that you can tell us about the way your life has been impacted will be treated as evidence and used to represent your best interests as things proceed.
Moving forward as a quadriplegic following a car accident is bound to be an emotionally fraught time for anyone in this position. It is such a major change that there are so many things to think about and a lot of adjustments coming your way. Get in touch with Binder Law Group today.
Find us here, 16633 Ventura Blvd. #602 Encino, CA 91436.
Call now for a free consultation on (818) 659-8588.