Because medical experts have not yet discovered a way to reverse damage to the spinal cord, so injuries to the spinal cord can require a lifetime of physical therapy, prescription drugs and counseling. When another’s negligent act leads to a spinal cord injury, victims should not be stuck with the resulting astronomical medical bills. At Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C., a tenacious and compassionate Denver injury attorney can help you hold others responsible for their negligent acts leading to spinal cord injury.
Violent collisions such as car crashes or large falls can lead to damage to the vertebral column and spinal cord. Given the spinal cord’s important functions, negligence that results in injury to the spinal cord is not an accident to be taken lightly. Speak to a Denver injury lawyer at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. if you have experienced a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s carelessness.
Below are numbers that demonstrate the magnitude of a spinal cord injury:
The average medical cost each year to treat a spinal cord injury is $15,000 – $30,000
A paraplegic requires about $150,000 during the first year after his or her injury; a quadriplegic requires nearly $500,000
Over a person’s lifetime, costs for all spinal cord injury sufferers can easily reach into the millions of dollars
12,000 to 15,000 Americans suffer a spinal cord injury each year
In about one-fourth of all spinal cord injuries, alcohol was a factor
Most spinal cord injuries (nearly half) result from vehicle accidents; a seatbelt and airbag significantly reduce the risk of a spinal cord injury in a car accident
The other main causes of spinal cord injury are falls, violent acts and sports
80 percent of spinal cord injury victims are men, and many of those victims are under the age of 30
Negligence leading to a severe spinal cord injury can result from any type of accident. Slip and falls, construction accidents, car or semi truck accidents and bicycle or pedestrian accidents are all examples of situations in which people can suffer a spinal cord injury.
Most do not have the finances to bear the burden that these serious medical injuries impose. Contact the aggressive accident attorneys at Samuel S. Hansuld, P.C. Experienced in dealing with defendants and their insurance companies, they also bring technological savvy and youthful vigor to the courtroom. They have a proven approach to persuade juries and obtain justice for you in the aftermath of a spinal cord injury.