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Our Connecticut Lawyers Handle Paralysis, Paraplegia and Quadriplegia Cases

Recover for catastrophic injury claims in Norwalk and Stamford and throughout Connecticut

The Pickel Law Firm, LLC was founded to help injured Stamford, Norwalk and other CT clients seek justice from the courts and receive financial compensation from the parties responsible for their injuries. Our attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience helping individuals who have suffered devastating spinal cord injuries resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia.

We are sensitive to the many challenges you and your family face and will do everything we can to make this difficult time easier for you. Our experienced injury attorneys once defended insurance companies and know how insurance companies operate, and how to counter their strategies and make them pay.

Accidents that can result in spinal cord damage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that spinal cord injuries are most often caused by:

  • Motor vehicle accidents — 46%
  • Falls — 22%
  • Violence — 16%
  • Sports — 12%

These tragic incidents are almost always preventable, yet 12,000 to 20,000 new cases occur every year.

Costs of living with paraplegia and quadriplegia

In addition to the physical and emotional toll of a spinal cord injury, the financial costs can be overwhelming. The nonprofit Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation estimates the average yearly expenses of living with spinal cord injury are:

  • High tetraplegia (C1–C4) costs $1,023,924 the first year and $171,808 every subsequent year
  • Low Tetraplegia (C5–C8) costs $739,874 the first year and $109,077 each subsequent year
  • Paraplegia costs $499,023 the first year and $66,106 the following years
  • Incomplete motor function at any level costs $334,170 for the first year and $40,589 for remaining years

Calculating lifetime damages for spinal cord injuries

To obtain compensation and justice, our attorneys meticulously review the whole picture, beginning with the circumstances surrounding your accident, your quality of life before you were injured, how you have been adversely affected, the impact on your loved ones and all other relevant information. The real story of your case is found in these details and we make sure to tell your story accurately and completely to obtain the best financial recovery possible.

Some of the specific types of damages our attorneys may pursue include:

  • Home remodeling costs to accommodate the injuries
  • Special equipment and vehicles
  • Wage losses
  • Diminished expected future income and earning capacity
  • Medical bills
  • Anticipated future medical care
  • Loss of enjoyment of your life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Non-economic damages

For more information about recovering from spinal cord injuries, consult with our Connecticut attorneys

To learn more about recovering compensation for spinal cord injuries, call The Pickel Law Firm, LLC at 888.246.5128 or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our attorneys handle our personal injury claims on contingency. If your injury prevents you from travelling to our Stamford office, we can visit you in your home or hospital. Hablamos español.

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