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A Spinal Cord Injury Can Result in a Lifetime of Expenses

A Spinal Cord Injury Can Result in a Lifetime of Expenses

An X-Ray of a Spinal CordYour spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. It transmits signals that are responsible for feeling and movement. When it’s injured or severed, these signals can be disrupted, potentially resulting in serious complications, including complete paralysis below the site of the injury. Even in less severe cases, spinal cord injury victims suffer complications like loss of range of motion, loss of sensation, muscle weakness, and other issues that can affect their ability to move and feel things.

Unfortunately, many spinal cord injuries result in permanent complications. For this reason, victims are often facing a lifetime of medical expenses. These expenses can include treatment for the initial injury, rehabilitative care, mobility aids, ongoing medical treatment, medications, home health care, or the costs associated with an assisted living facility. Not surprisingly, these costs can be astronomical. In fact, according to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the estimated lifetime medical costs of 25-year old living with high tetraplegia comes out to $4,724,181. With costs like these, it’s critical that spinal cord injury victims and their families do everything they can to protect their legal rights and get the compensation they are owed under the law.

Obtaining Compensation for Spinal Cord Injuries

Under South & North Carolina law, people who are injured by the negligence of others can recover compensation for their economic and non-economic losses. Some examples of the kinds of accidents that can lead to serious spinal cord injuries that are often the result of negligence include the following:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Recreational accidents
  • Pool and spa accidents

As a victim, it’s important to understand that negligence isn’t always obvious, so it’s critical to discuss your case with a lawyer even if you think your accident was unavoidable or even your own fault. At Bice Law, we will review the facts of your case at no charge and determine whether you have a legal claim.

Your Compensation Should Account for Future Losses

Because spinal cord injury victims often suffer permanent complications, it’s critical that any settlement you accept adequately compensates you for all of your losses – including those that haven’t occurred yet. As a result, it’s critical that you retain an attorney familiar with spinal cord injury cases and who can establish the lifetime costs of your injury to the insurance company. Remember, you only get one chance to settle your case – once you sign the agreement, it’s virtually impossible to recover compensation for the same injury. For this reason, spinal cord injury victims should contact a lawyer as soon as they can.

Call Bice Law Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a North & South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, there’s a good chance that you can recover compensation for your injury-related losses. To schedule a free consultation with a North and South Carolina personal injury lawyer, call Bice Law today at 803-639-8777 or 704-243-8778. You can also send us an email through our online contact form.

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