How Much Is Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit Worth?
A spinal cord injury prevents your spinal cord from transmitting nerve signals to other body parts. When you suffer a spinal cord injury, your body becomes unable to perform certain functions to a certain level, depending on whether the injury is complete or incomplete. After a spinal cord injury, your movement could, for instance, become completely or partially impaired to a certain level. Sensations, too, such as the ability for your body to distinguish between cold or hot, could suffer.
According to NSCISC’s, “Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance 2020,” around 17,810 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year in the United States of America. Additionally, according to the publication, over 290,000 people currently live with spinal cord injuries in the U.S.
Spinal cord injuries can occur in several ways, with the leading cause being vehicle crashes. If you suffered a spinal cord injury after a vehicle accident, you could receive compensation if you prove negligence on the other party’s side.
Economic Damages That Result From Spinal Cord Injuries
If you injure your spinal cord, you risk incurring several economic damages. These damages include;
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- In-home assistance
Because spinal cord injuries are often severe, victims often incur high medical expenses. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, you need to see a doctor, so that means you’ll need to pay medical bills. You’ll also most likely need therapist sessions, rehabilitation, or even surgery. These listed medical costs and many others can overwhelm you. That is why it is often a good idea to seek compensation after an accident involving a negligent party. If you win a case court, you will receive help with paying overwhelming medical costs. Keep in mind that victims are entitled to receive compensation for, medical expenses already paid, and any future medical costs.
Non-Economic Damages That Result From Spinal Cord Injuries
Non-economic damages are those damages that are not easily quantifiable and don’t pertain to financial losses. You are entitled to compensation for such losses if someone’s negligence caused the accident that led to your spinal cord injury.
Some of the non-economic damages you could suffer after sustaining a spinal cord injury include;
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
Your family could also be entitled to receive compensation for loss of consortium.
What Is Your Lawsuit’s Worth?
After filing a lawsuit against a negligent party that caused the accident that led to you sustaining a spinal cord injury, the amount you receive depends on several factors. These factors include among many;
- Injuries’ severity
- Medical expenses
- Age and health
Your personal injury attorney can help you get the compensation you deserve for your condition.
Contact Our Legal Team for Help
The personal injury attorney you select to represent you in a personal injury lawsuit can make or break your case. Proving the severity of your injury and the extent to which the injury has impacted your life requires expertise can be stressful. However, our Tampa personal injury lawyers at the Pendas Law Firm can provide you with the expertise you need for a spinal cord injury lawsuit. Our team has helped several clients receive the compensation they deserve after suffering catastrophic injuries due to other people’s negligence. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
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