We know that you do what you can to keep yourself and your loved ones safe, but there is no way you can predict the actions and behaviors of other people. If you need a Bethlehem spinal cord injury lawyer, please call us today.
The knowledgeable and experienced team at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will make sure that you get the compensation you deserve for all of your injury-related expenses.
Spinal cord injuries are often devastating
There is no way to truly understand the cost of a spinal cord injury. Victims and their families are often left facing expenses that they could never possibly cover. When we talk about a spinal cord injury, we need to understand that they are not all the same. There are various levels.
The most well-known SCI is complete quadriplegia, or complete paralysis. However, there is also paraplegia, which is the loss of function of the lower limbs. In some cases, a person can experience partial paralysis of their limbs.
The cost of first-year medical care for a spinal cord injury victim ranges from $359,000 to over $1.1 million according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Every year of care after the first year can range from $43,000 to $191,000.
- These injuries are lifelong and require major adjustments for victims and their families.
- SCI victims are more likely to be hospitalized for other illnesses due to a weakened bodily state and immune system.
- SCI victims have a lower lifespan than the general population.
The medical costs are just one facet of the expenses that SCI victims and their families face. We must also factor in the likely loss of income if a victim cannot work. There will be travel to and from spinal cord specialists as well as in-home care. Modifying a vehicle or remodeling a home to make mobility easier can become incredibly expensive.
There are also immeasurable costs like emotion and psychological damages as well as a loss of consortium that need to be considered.
Who will be responsible for covering these expenses?
Call us after a major injury
There is no reason that you should be on the line for expenses if someone else is responsible for a spinal cord injury to you or a loved one. You need to seek assistance from a qualified and experienced team to help you through this. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we are ready to get to work for you. Let us secure the compensation you so desperately need right now, including:
- Coverage for your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you are unable to work
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible