A spinal cord injury can affect every aspect of a victim’s life, including the ability to earn a living, perform routine daily activities, and care for one’s family. A life’s savings can be quickly drained by the high costs of care, which may involve multiple surgeries, ongoing physical therapy, modifications to one’s vehicle and home, expensive medications, and much more. If you or a loved one has suffered a spine injury, working with an expert personal injury attorney can assist you in seeking compensation that can help relieve some of the burdens that such an injury can put on you and your family.
Spinal injuries that block communication between the body and brain can result in paralysis, loss of muscle control and feeling, and much more. As a rule, the higher the injury is on the spinal cord, the greater the effects on the body, but any spine injury can affect a victim’s motor, reflex, and sensory functions and cause lasting disabilities.
There are a number of common causes of spinal cord injuries, including athletic activities, alcohol use, and acts of violence, but the most common causes of these injuries in the U.S. are:
The lifetime expenses associated with the care needed for spine injuries can run well past a million dollars. These are just a few of the sources of expenses that may be incurred:
If someone else’s recklessness or negligence caused you or a loved one to suffer a spinal cord injury, please contact us online or call 904-251-1111 or 800-251-1111 to schedule a free consultation. We’ll review your case at no cost to you.
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