According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 12,000 and 20,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury (SCI) every year, joining the ranks of approximately 200,000 people throughout the United States who currently live with this type of injury. A spinal cord injury is any harm caused to the spinal cord that results in some loss of motor control and sensations, including paralysis.
The spinal cord is responsible for many of the regular functions of the body, such as breathing, maintaining temperature, bladder control, and sexual functioning. This means that a spinal cord injury can have far-reaching and life-altering effects. If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and have suffered from a spinal cord injury, you need aggressive help from an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney.
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Sufferers of a spinal cord injury have usually suffered some kind of impact to the spine. Automobile accidents are responsible for 46% of spinal cord injuries, followed by slip & fall injuries.
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No matter what the cause of a spinal cord injury, the effects can be devastating. Not only will the sufferer face a lifetime with this kind of injury, but their family and other loved ones may need to care for them. In addition, the financial cost of a spinal cord injury can be immense.
The medical expenses for treatment of an SCI alone can be staggering, with the CDC estimating annual costs ranging from $15,000 to $30,000 and lifetimes expenses from $500,000 to $3 million. Additionally, a spinal cord injury victim is often rendered partially or totally disabled with a condition such as paraplegia or quadriplegia, with the result that he or she may be unable to work and earn a viable income.
Working with a personal injury lawyer in Chicago can have an impact on your case. Our firm’s lawyers can help you recover the compensation you need to offset these costs. The damages for a spinal cord injury are intended to cover the losses caused by the injury, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, ongoing health care, rehabilitation, the cost of assistive devices, and modifications to your home.
Whatever the cause of your spinal cord injury, if it is the result of another person’s careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent actions, you have a right to demand financial compensation for the enormous economic consequences of such a severe and catastrophic injury.
Don’t go uncompensated for the consequences of your spinal cord injury! Your life may never be the same again, but with the help of a Chicago personal injury attorney from Duncan Law Group, you may be able to recover an insurance settlement or jury verdict to pay for your losses and help you move on from the accident.
Duncan and our team are willing to travel the homes of those whose injuries make it difficult or impossible to come to our firm, so take the first step toward the money you deserve and call Duncan Law Group now at (312) 202-3283 to speak with an experienced lawyer in Chicago.