Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

At Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC, we have had the opportunity to help clients whose spine injuries were life altering when they were rendered quadriplegic or paraplegic after an accident. With the improvement in medical management and transport of paralyzed patients both in the hospital and by emergency medical technicians in the field, there has been an increase in patients that survive a spinal cord injury. There has also been an improvement in the medical and surgical treatments that have increased the life expectancy of spinal cord patients. There are medical complications in the spinal cord population that everyone must be aware of to effectively monitor and prevent complications.

Historically kidney related problems were the leading cause of death. Now this accounts for less than 5% off all deaths in the spinal cord patients. Urologic function must be closely watched at all times. Aging has its own complications because spinal cord injuries affect the gastrointestinal system.

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At Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC, we employ experts who will account for all reasonable and necessary future care related to our clients who have suffered a spinal cord injury. We understand the importance of proving that our clients are entitled to past medical care and future care reasonably related to prevent complications, and improve and maintain the medical, physical, and psychosocial aspects of the spinal cord injured life. At Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC, we understand all issues related to physical, medical, and psychosocial recovery and long-term management to best represent a spinal cord patient. Joe Motta is an accomplished trial attorney who has had great success helping paralyzed clients. He is able to relate and educate a jury on the future medical needs and future costs to maximize recovery for his clients.

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Other Spinal Cord Injury Complications

Over half of paraplegics develop problems that will decrease strength, sensation, and cause pain. Overuse injuries such as rotator cuff tears are common as well as wrist and elbow injuries. Paraplegics who utilize a manual wheelchair will likely require an electric wheelchair after an injury to allow for mobility. Aging will decrease skin strength. Overuse could lead to pressure ulcerations that may require surgery. Patients with chronic pressure ulcerations, who are not surgical candidates, may require biopsies of the sore because of the risk of cancer in the ulcer.

Cardiovascular complications are the leading cause of death now in the spinal cord population. There is increased risk of diabetes and an increased risk of heart disease. Spinal cord patients above T6 may have decreased symptoms related to cardiovascular disease.

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Client Testimonials

We settled my case on the first day of trial. The insurance company had made horrible offers up and until that point, and they fought Joe every step of the way. Joe was never deterred and was obviously in control of the case and the court proceedings. It was easy to see that he is well liked by the judges, court staff and other attorneys in the courthouse. Joe was attentive to me, he truly cared about me and my case and he made the experience painless and comfortable for me. My outcome was very good, and I am set for life. I highly recommend Joe.

Christine

Christine

I tried to handle my claim with the insurance company for some time. I gave them all the information they wanted and in the end the made a very low, insulting offer. I was referred to Joe by a good friend who is a retired police officer, who told me Joe was a former prosecutor and a very good trial attorney. When we met, I liked him immediately. He isn’t the typical egotistical, flashy lawyer, he is modest and seemed to genuinely care about me and my case. In the end, the case resolved at several times the original offer given to me. The other thing that impressed me about Joe is that he has never collected more in attorney’s fees than his clients, which I know other attorneys cannot promise their clients.

William

William

The jury gave me over two million dollars in a trucking accident that injured my neck and back. Joe is a very polished and effective trial attorney. His closing argument was incredible and the judge seemed to like it also. The jury loved him and the verdict reflected that.

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Attorney Joseph Motta

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A proven track record, well respected in and out of the courthouse, and the right attorney with all the tools needed to steer a victim and their  family through the tough times that come after there has been a traumatic and life altering injury or death. 

My former clients will tell you that I sincerely treat every client as if they were my own family, which means my loyalty and my compassion for my clients cannot be equaled.  Combine that with decades of hard fought trials, starting with crime victims, and now with injury victims, there is no firm, attorney, opponent or insurance company that I am afraid of or intimidates me. 

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