Common Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Causes
One of the most serious injuries that an accident victim can suffer is a traumatic spinal cord injury. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), the annual incidence of spinal cord injury is estimated to be approximately 12,000 new cases each year. The average yearly health care and living expenses and the estimated lifetime costs that are directly attributed to spinal cord injury average at about $70,000 per year. These costs substantially vary based on each individual’s specific case.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you should immediately consult with an experienced attorney as you may be entitled to compensation.
6 Common Causes of Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries are serious medical conditions that significantly affect the victim’s mobility, health and finances. Victims suffering any type of traumatic spinal cord injury often find themselves unable to maintain normal day-to-day functions due to partial or full paralysis.
The most common spinal cord injuries are typically caused by the following six types of accidents:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Medical malpractice
Regardless of what caused your traumatic spinal cord injury, it is imperative that you immediately seek the assistance of an attorney who specifically handles accident cases involving such serious injuries.
Compensation For a Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury victims suffer serious financial damages following an accident. These damages can significantly impact all aspects of the victim’s life, as well as the lives of his or her family members. Although obtaining financial compensation will not undo the harm done, it will provide you and your loved ones with the financial stability you need to continue with your life. It will also provide you with the sense of justice that you need after suffering such a tragic injury.
The common types of compensation that victims of traumatic spinal cord injuries may be entitled to include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of wages due to the injury or loss of employment
- Pain and suffering
- Cost for medical devices relating to the injury
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Emotional and mental trauma
- Any other expenses related to the injury
To ensure that you obtain the full compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you have suffered, it is imperative that you immediately seek and hire an attorney who is experienced, knowledgable and has the financial resources to bring your claim to a quickly and fair resolution.
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