When someone suffers a spinal cord injury in Atlanta – whether due to an auto accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident, slip and fall accident, or other reason – their lives change upon the moment of impact. Damage to the vertebrae, ligaments, discs or even the nerves around the spine can cause great pain, immobility and require extended medical care that can become costly and time-consuming.
Our Atlanta spinal cord injury lawyers at Marks Law Group, LLC, have successfully represented a range of spinal cord injury cases, allowing our clients to recover financially, physically and emotionally. You can get the legal help you need today, too. We offer free consultations, and if you cannot come to us, our attorney will come to you.
High Medical Costs of Spinal Cord Injuries
Although most people think of paralysis when they think about spinal cord injuries, the truth is that even a less severe injury to the spine or surrounding major nerves can significantly affect your health and ability to function. Any damage to the spinal cord or to the nerves at the end of the spinal canal (the cauda equina) can cause permanent changes to the strength, physical sensation or other bodily function below the area of injury.
According to data collected by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the average annual costs (medical + living expenses) for a spinal cord injury in just the first year alone ranges from a low of $347,000 for someone with any impairment in motor function at all to over $1 million for someone with permanent high tetraplegia. These estimates do not include lost wages, fringe benefits or productivity.
The average lifetime costs for a spinal cord injury range from $1.5 million to $4.7 million for a person who receives a spinal cord injury as a young adult. The costs would be even higher for a minor child.
Get What You Need to Recover
If your spinal cord injury was caused by the negligence or actions of others, our attorneys will work to make sure that those responsible bear the cost. You are already living with the consequences, and we know you need to be able to recover without worrying about how to pay your medical bills.
We will also make sure you are compensated for lost wages and future earnings, your pain and suffering, and obtain necessary funding for specialized medical equipment and accommodations to your home, as well as any ongoing support you will need day to day.
Call Our Attorneys in Atlanta, GA Today for Free Consultation
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in any capacity due to any type of negligent accident, our Atlanta Spinal Cord Injury attorneys want to help explain your rights and the steps to take by holding the responsible party accountable. Contact our Atlanta spine injury lawyers today at (404) 948-6905, to find out how we can help you get your life back on track.