Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Injury From Truck Accident
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.
Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Injury From Truck Accident
Over 30 years of experience. Over $100 million recovered for clients.

New Jersey Quadriplegia and Paraplegia Injury From Truck Accident Lawyer

Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, big rigs, 18-wheelers and other large commercial vehicles have the potential to cause tremendous damage. When a truck gets into an accident, the results are often tragic. If you were recently involved in a New Jersey truck accident and suffered quadriplegia or paraplegia injuries as a result, the compassionate personal injury lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm are here to help. Injury victims should not be burdened with enormous and lifelong medical costs for their accident-related injuries. The Truck Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm will work tirelessly to help our injured clients obtain maximum compensation from those responsible for their injuries.

What Is Paralysis?

Paralysis is the inability to move a part of the body. Paralysis can be temporary, lasting from a few seconds to a few months, or permanent. In most cases, paralysis is caused by nerve damage. When a nerve is damaged, it can interfere with the brain’s ability to send and receive information to the affected part of the body.

Damage to any nerve can result in a loss of feeling. However, paralysis is typically the result of damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a soft structure that runs down the center of the back, from the base of the neck to the sit-bones. The spinal cord is responsible for transmitting all nerve impulses throughout the body. When the spinal cord becomes damaged, the brain’s ability to communicate with the body is interrupted.

Typically, with spinal cord injuries, the area below the site of injury is affected. For example, if you suffer spinal cord damage in your middle back, your lower body would be impacted. There are several different types of paralysis:

• Monoplegia: Paralysis that affects only one part of the body, such as one arm. 
• Hemiplegia: Paralysis that affects one arm and one leg on the same side of the body. 
• Paraplegia: Paralysis of the lower body, possibly including the hips and pelvic region. 
• Quadriplegia: Paralysis that affects everything below the neck. 

If you, or a loved one, are experiencing paralysis after a truck accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm to discuss your case.

Truck Accidents and Paralysis

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injury in the United States. Of course, most spinal cord injuries result from car accidents because there are far more car accidents than truck accidents. However, when looking at the chances of suffering paraplegia or quadriplegia after an accident, truck accidents are much more dangerous. 

Any type of truck accident can be serious, even those occurring at low speeds. Below are a few common causes of truck accidents that may result in quadriplegia or paraplegia.

• Driver error
• Distracted driving
• Impaired driving
• Equipment malfunction
• Improperly loaded cargo
• Shifting loads
• Drowsy driving
• Defective tires
• Fires and explosions

Regardless of the nature of the accident that caused your injuries, the dedicated New Jersey truck accident attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm want to help.

The Costs of Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

Those who suffer paraplegia or quadriplegia are forced to live life very differently than they had planned. They will face a lifetime of limitations and significant medical expenses. When considering lost income, medical expenses and other costs, the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center estimates that the total lifetime cost of quadriplegia for someone injured at 25 is between $3.7 and $5.1 million. The total lifetime cost for someone suffering from paraplegia can exceed $2.5 million.

These are not expenses that you should be forced to cover. You were not responsible for the truck accident, and it is not fair for you to face these expenses on your own. At the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm, we can help you pursue a claim against the negligent truck driver responsible for your injuries.

Contact the Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm

If you suffered paraplegia or quadriplegia following a New Jersey truck accident, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm. Attorney Todd Leonard is a Certified Trial Lawyer with more than 30 years of experience helping accident victims recover the compensation they need to overcome the hurdles they face today, and in the future. The truck accident attorneys at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm take an individualized approach to every case they handle, ensuring each client gets the attention they deserve. Over the years, the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has recovered a total of more than $100 million on behalf of our clients. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, give us a call today at 973-920-7900. You can also connect with us through our online form. We have two conveniently located offices in Denville and Morristown, New Jersey.

Todd and his staff were courteous and caring about my personal well-being.

They were knowledgeable and settled my case in an expedited manner. I really felt they were on my side the whole way. Thank you Todd and staff for excellent treatment!

- B.H.
I highly recommend using this law firm.

My lawyer Paul Paravati was always available there for me and gave me first rate service.

- Richard B.
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- P.S.
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and on top of my problems. They were quick to respond to my legal needs and were very attentive and showed real concern to my issues. I highly recommend them to anyone needing legal representation.

- Leslie W.
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until the case was fully settled and all was in our favor. Thank you so much. We highly recommend his office to anyone.

- E. and M.
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Trust me, he will take you into his hands and take care of all your personal injury legal matters. They are friendly, professional, and go out all the way for you. Thank you Todd Leonard and staff.

- Frank O.

A proven track record of success

$29.5Million
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Fall Down Accident
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Fatal Apartment Fire
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Car Accident Road Defect
$2.5Million
Workplace Construction Accident
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Fall Down Accident
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Car Accident State Vehicle
$1.5Million
Fatal Apartment Fire
$1.36Million
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Auto Accident
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$1.0Million
Slip & Fall Accident
$1.0Million
Fall Down Accident
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Car Accident Road Defect
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Fall Down Accident
$1.8Million
Car Accident State Vehicle
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Fatal Fire Apartment
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Auto Accident
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