Spinal cord injuries are incredibly devastating for victims. Not only can they lead to major medical bills, but they can also cause lifelong disabilities. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we are here to help if you need a Dallas spinal cord injury attorney. If another person was responsible for your injuries, we will work to secure any compensation you are entitled to.
We utilize our spinal cords for nearly every movement we make. That is why spinal cord injury can be so devastating and impact every aspect of a person’s life. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), there are approximately 18,000 new spinal cord injuries each year in the United States, and their data shows that spinal cord injuries happen in a variety of ways. This includes the following:
Spinal cord injury victims sustain varying levels of disability depending on the severity of the initial injury and how a person responds to medical intervention. Victims and family members of victims often incur tremendous medical expenses due to these injuries. According to the NSCISC, the first-year medical costs of treating a spinal cord injury can range from $359,000 to more than $1.1 million. The more severe spinal cord injury, the costlier the treatment. In most cases, spinal cord injury victims must receive continual medical care that can cost as much as $191,000 each year.
However, the medical costs associated with spinal cord injuries are only the tip of the iceberg. Victims and family members must also deal with many “hidden costs” associated with these injuries. This can include:
Finally, victims and family members are likely to sustain immeasurable pain and suffering damages as a result of these injuries. Most victims of spinal cord injuries can no longer engage in the lifestyle they were accustomed to living, including leisure activities, intimacy with a partner, and work.
If you or somebody you love has sustained a serious spinal cord injury that was caused by another person’s negligence, contact an attorney today. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we know how devastating these incidents can be, and we will work to secure any compensation you need. This can include: