When someone suffers a spine injury due to an auto, bicycle, pedestrian, or slip and fall accident, their life changes upon the moment of impact. Damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, discs or even the nerves around the spine can cause great pain, immobility and extended medical care that can become costly and time consuming to regain any semblance of normalcy that existed before the accident. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers at The Marks Law Group, LLC, have successfully represented these cases with conviction and determination, allowing our clients to recover financially, physically and emotionally.
Spine Injury Causation & Suffering
Nearly any accident can cause a spinal injury, whether it is a motorcycle accident or a work-related fall. The consequences of these injuries are severe and life-altering, which is why our lawyers work with clients to discover the extent of their damages before holding the negligent party responsible for their actions.
The causes of a spinal cord injury are clear, and are often related to a negligent approach by another driver, or overzealous individual who cannot contain their emotions or behavior, thereby inflicting harm on others. The Mayo Clinic describes the causes of these severe injury cases as follows:
- 40%: The percentage of new spine injury cases each year that are the result of a motorcycle accident.
- 46%: The percentage of spine injury cases caused by motor vehicle accidents each year.
- 25%: The percentage of spine injury cases caused by slip and fall accidents each year.
- 15%: The percentage of spine injury cases that result from acts of violence annually.
- 8%: The percentage of spine injury cases caused by sports injuries each year.
These numbers do not rule out pedestrian and bicycle accidents, and each of those mentioned deliver their own percentage marks related to these cases.
The Financial Repercussions of a Spine Injury
Spine injury patients in Atlanta know all too well that getting the help they need requires access to a means of medical bill repayment, not to mention lost wages, emotional trauma and their overall physical incapacity that reduces their quality of life.
Each Atlanta attorney in our group provides personal attention to each case we represent to ensure our clients receive top notch guidance that will lead to their financial recovery. This allows our clients to focus on their wellness, and not their bills.
The overall cost of a these injuries differs for everyone who suffers from the pain and exhaustion that accompanies their treatment. However, the average annual reoccurring costs can range from $15,000 to $30,000 with an estimated lifetime cost of $500,000 to three million dollars per injured person. The extensive care, rehabilitation and focus required to improve these injuries is immeasurable without the help of a professional medical advisor that can give realistic expectations as to what each patient can expect.
Our attorneys work closely with you and your medical team to determine your overall needs, physically, mentally and emotionally, so that we are able to pursue the negligent party for all of the damages that are related to your personal injury. We will leave no detail left to chance. This is your livelihood we are talking about, and we want you to make a full recovery that reflects the care necessary for your personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in any capacity due to any type of negligent accident, our attorneys want to help explain your rights and the steps to take by holding the responsible party accountable. Contact our spine injury attorneys in Atlanta today at 404-939-1485, to find out how we can help you get your life back on track.