Some injuries are more devastating than others, and damage to the spinal cord can lead to lifelong consequences. At JML Law, we are ready to help when you need a Riverside spinal cord injury attorney. Let out knowledgeable and experienced team get to work investigating your case. We want to figure out what happened so we can secure the compensation you deserve. We will ensure you are treated fairly by your employer and the insurance company.
How do spinal cord injuries happen?
Most people only hear about spinal cord injuries on TV and in the news. No family can ever prepare for an injury like this. Spinal cord injuries affect all aspects of a victim’s life.
There are around 300,000 people in the US living with spinal cord injury disabilities. Each year, there around approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center tells us that the main causes of these injuries are vehicle accidents and falls, both of which are common workplace incidents.
The spinal cord runs from our lower back to the base of our skull. Disabilities and symptoms from a spinal cord injury depend on where the injury occurs along the spine and how much damage happens.
What costs can I expect from a spinal cord injury?
Determining how much a spinal cord injury will cost a victim and their family is not easy. There are different levels of injuries. People can suffer from complete paralysis (quadriplegia), or they could lose the function of only their lower limbs. Some victims only suffer from partial paralysis.
- The cost of treating spinal cord injuries ranges from $359,000 to over $1.1 million for the first year of medical care.
- Each following year of medical care ranges from $43,000 to $191,000.
We need to stress that these are not the only costs associated with a spinal cord injury. In most cases, victims and their families must spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in modifications to their vehicle or home to ease mobility. Other costs to consider are travel expenses to and from specialists and hospitals. Then there are emotional and psychological damages to consider.
- The costs of a spinal cord injury are ongoing and often lifelong.
How much compensation can I get for my injury?
If you or someone you love has sustained a spinal cord injury at work, you should never have to worry about whether you will receive compensation. At JML Law, you can count on us to be by your side. We understand that these injuries can lead to tremendous expenses and cause mental anguish. Let us get to work on your case so we can ensure you receive:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Coverage for physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against anyone who caused the injury
If you need a Riverside spinal cord injury lawyer, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.