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Spinal cord injuries can occur in an instant, devastating the victims and their families.

In addition, medical costs over the course of the victim’s lifetime can be enormous. If you or someone you know has had a spinal cord injury, you know how difficult it is to have your life turned upside down. You may be entitled to damages from one or more parties. During this time, it is critical to have an experienced Illinois injury attorney by your side to help you understand your rights and guide you through the process.

What exactly is a spinal cord injury?

This injury occurs when a traumatic event causes severe spine damage that results in the loss of movement, range of motion, or physical sensation. The spinal cord is a column of nerve tissue that is protected by the bones of your spine. It delivers messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Therefore, an injury to the spinal column may damage or destroy your brain’s ability to communicate with your body. The closer the injury occurs to your head, the more likely it will affect a larger area of your body.

Common spinal injuries include contusion, compression, and spinal fractures. Such injuries could produce side effects including severe depression, emotional trauma, and respiratory problems. Some spinal cord injuries can render a victim paralyzed, whether from the waist down (paraplegic) or from the neck down (quadriplegic).

What can cause spinal cord injuries?

Annually, the United States records approximately 12,500 new spinal injury cases each year. Many originate from slips and falls, car accidents, and personal injury accidents.

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, common causes of this type of injury are:

  • Auto accident (32.9%)
  • Fall (21.9%)
  • Gunshot wound (15.5%)
  • Diving (6.0%)
  • Motorcycle accident (6.0%)

Treatment & Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be exorbitant.

A cord injury is a life-changing event and can be particularly traumatic if it occurs as an accident caused by another party. Recovery could take an extended period of time, and it is often very costly.

In spinal cord injury lawsuits, damages typically include compensation that goes above and beyond reimbursement for medical expenses and “pain and suffering.” These types of injuries can have permanent and life-altering effects. Because of this, a damages award can also include compensation for things like:

  • Ongoing health care and rehabilitation
  • The cost of assistive devices and technology
  • Modifications to the injury victim’s home

While some individuals can recover from spinal cord injuries with therapy and treatment, many may never recover and may need lifelong health care, which could prove extremely costly. According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, average expenses for cord injuries in the first year range from $334,170 to $1,023,924.

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Treatment & Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be exorbitant.

A cord injury is a life-changing event and can be particularly traumatic if it occurs as an accident caused by another party. Recovery could take an extended period of time, and it is often very costly.

In spinal cord injury lawsuits, damages typically include compensation that goes above and beyond reimbursement for medical expenses and “pain and suffering.” These types of injuries can have permanent and life-altering effects. Because of this, a damages award can also include compensation for things like:

  • Ongoing health care and rehabilitation
  • The cost of assistive devices and technology
  • Modifications to the injury victim’s home

While some individuals can recover from spinal cord injuries with therapy and treatment, many may never recover and may need lifelong health care, which could prove extremely costly. According to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, average expenses for cord injuries in the first year range from $334,170 to $1,023,924.

Average Yearly Expenses

Severity of InjuryFirst YearEach Subsequent Year
High Tetraplegia (C1-C4)$1,023,924$171,808
Low Tetraplegia (C5-C8)$739,874$109,077
Paraplegia$499,023$66,106
Incomplete motor function at any level$334,170$40,589

 

We take the burden off your shoulders

Injury victims should not have to bear the financial burden of accidents that occurred by no fault of their own. We are committed to taking aggressive and immediate measures to hold the liable parties accountable for their actions and help you obtain the monetary settlement to which you are entitled.

I have a spinal cord injury, but I’m not sure I have a case…

Most spinal cord injury lawsuits are based on negligence. For example, an injury caused by negligence can occur when a car hits you while bicycling, or if you fall down a broken staircase. In these types of cases, you will need to prove that the party you are suing is legally responsible. Sometimes, there will be more than one responsible party. You may need to look to drivers, property owners, employers, and multiple insurance companies.

Our injury attorneys from Malman Law have vast experience identifying responsible parties and dealing with insurance companies. If we cannot reach a fair settlement for you, we have a top-notch team of litigation lawyers that will take your case to court. We have the skill and resources to secure the compensation you deserve.

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Contact Malman Law Today about Your Spinal Cord Injury

Call our offices today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers. You can also visit us in the Chicago Loop, and we will begin building your case and developing a plan of action.
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