If you are experiencing paraplegia due to an accident, contact this compassionate Fort Lauderdale Paraplegia Lawyer. Mr. Quackenbush fights for the rights of clients who are left as paraplegics due to an accident or other tragic incident. He works on cases involving paraplegia due to accidents that occurred in all areas of Florida. For example, Mr. Quackenbush works on cases involving paraplegia in Broward County and South Florida.
Paraplegia is a condition in which the injured person loses control of his or her legs. While quadriplegia (or tetraplegia) affects all four limbs, paraplegia usually only affects the lower limbs. Paraplegics may lose motor control of their legs or the sensation in their legs – or both.
Mr. Quackenbush is a compassionate attorney. This is something that is important in the case of paraplegia. Mr. Quackenbush understands the mental pain and agony that can go along with the loss of use of one’s limbs. The injured person may feel that he is not able to lead his or her former life, and this may be very painful. Mr. Quackenbush understand this pain and can empathize with it, and it is this compassion that allows him to effectively advocate on behalf of his clients and gain them compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one is experiencing paraplegia due to an accident, contact this Fort Lauderdale Paraplegia Law Firm at 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation. Mr. Quackenbush can help you if you’ve been injured anywhere in the State of Florida, including West Palm Beach or Miami. Should you choose to hire Mr. Quackenbush, he will work on a contingency basis. This means that he won’t get paid until you’ve made a recovery and received compensation in your case, so there is no risk to you.Fort Lauderdale Paraplegia Lawyer Anthony Quackenbush Advises Clients Experiencing Paraplegia
Paraplegia can be caused by spinal cord disease, but it can also be caused by an accident. Typically, if paraplegia is caused by an accident, it will involve an injury to the spinal cord. While quadriplegia can be caused by an injury anyplace in the spinal cord, paraplegia is typically caused by an injury in the thoracic, lumbar or sacral areas of the spine. This is because these three areas make up what the layperson knows as a person’s “back.”
The thoracic spine, for example, is defined as the middle-back. The lumbar spine, on the other hand, is defined as the lower-back. An injury to the spinal cord in these areas can affect a person’s legs, feet and toes and can cause severe symptoms in those areas. This is why it is usually a spinal cord injury in a person’s thoracic, lumbar or sacral areas that causes paraplegia or loss of control or sensation in a person’s legs.
A person experiencing paraplegia may benefit from physical and occupational therapy. Such therapy can help the person to increase functioning and learn to live with his or her limitations.South Florida Paraplegia Attorney Fights Relentlessly for Injured Clients
If you or a loved one are experiencing paraplegia as a result of a tragic accident, Mr. Quackenbush will most likely hire a “vocational rehabilitation expert.” This vocational expert will evaluate you and attempt to determine if you will be able to work in the future and, if so, to what extent and what type of work you will be able to do.
This is important because, in the State of Florida, when you are injured due to the negligence of somebody else, you are entitled to be compensated for three things: your medical bills, your lost wages and your pain & suffering. It will therefore be important to determine what work you will or won’t be able to do in order to determine your financial losses in terms of lost wages as a result of the accident. This will allow this Broward County Paraplegia Attorney to go into Court and ask for a certain amount of damages as a result of your inability to work – or at least your inability to work at the same level.
The vocational rehabilitation expert will work alongside another expert called an “economist,” who will attempt to quantify or determine a specific number for the amount of money you will lose into the future as a result of the accident. It is easy to determine how much money you have lost in the past in regards to lost wages as a result of the accident. The economist can just look at your tax returns and crunch the numbers. It is harder to predict the future, so it is the economists job to try to come up with a number that will fairly and adequately compensate you for the financial losses you are expected to experience in the future in the form of lost wages.
This South Florida Paraplegia Lawyer will also most likely hire an expert called a “Life Care Planner.” The life-care planner will attempt to determine the cost of your future medical care. Again, it is easy to determine your medical bills in the past. The life care planner will simply look at your bills. The future is harder to determine, and so the life care planner will attempt to estimate the expected cost of your medical bills and care into the future. This number, along with the number from the vocational rehabilitation expert/economist, will be designed to adequately compensate you for your injuries and make you “whole.”Gain Compensation with the Aid of a Compassionate Broward County Paraplegia Law Firm
If you or a loved one is experiencing Paraplegia due to an accident that occurred in Miami, West Palm Beach, or anywhere in Florida, contact Mr. Quackenbush at 954-448-7288 for a free, no obligation consultation. Once you retain this Broward County Paraplegia Lawyer, he will not charge you for his work until you’ve received compensation from your case – therefore, there is no risk to you.