Spinal Cord Injury: Compensation For Pain

Did you know? Nearly 300,000 Americans are living with a spinal cord injury. Whether you’ve suffered from an automobile accident, sports accident, or if you’ve been a victim of violence, the enormity of this type of injury will affect you in various ways for the rest of your life. It may even result in death. That’s why it’s important to know—if you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, an experienced attorney may be able to help you receive compensation covering many expenses.

To better understand the weight of the costs involved after a spinal cord injury, consider this: For a partially paralyzed individual, over $100,000 may be incurred in the first year following the injury. For someone with complete paralysis, or quadriplegia, up to $400, 000 may be incurred. Needless to say, the financial burden of a spinal cord injury is tremendous.

Compensation And Types Of Expenses

Specifically, a qualified spinal cord attorney will work to help individuals and families receive compensation for the following types of expenses related to their spinal cord injury:

Hospitalization and Medical Care (immediate and ongoing) Home Care (Caregiving Support) Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy Counseling Lost Wages Travel Expenses (if one must travel for special medical attention) Funeral Services (when injury results in death)

Should I File A Lawsuit?

When it comes to filing a lawsuit for your spinal cord injury, it’s imperative to speak to your attorney first. He will guide you through all of the rules and regulations that may affect your case, from who should file the suit, to gathering and presenting the right information. Generally, however, two types of lawsuits are associated with spinal cord injuries: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.

We Want Your Future To Be Secure

At Shepard, Plunkett, & Hamilton, LLP, our lawyers understand the impact that spinal cord injuries have on victims as well as families. We consult with medical economists and life care planners, working to project the cost of specific injuries using factual data from HMOs and insurance companies. This is how we help award you with financial compensation when it comes to your injury. We want your future to be secure. Contact our offices today, and let us fight for you. 

Posted on behalf of Shepard, Plunkett and Hamilton, LLP

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