We understand that no one expects to suffer permanent injuries on the road or on the job. If it happens to you, the reality you face may seem daunting.
In the event of a spinal cord injury, you may think of the physical and financial costs first. There are, however, other aspects to suffering an SCI where the costs are just as important to consider.
The spinal cord houses all the nerves that stretch out into your body. When it takes damage, you may experience numbness, tingling or even paralysis to everything below the injury. So while a thoracic SCI may leave you paralyzed from the waist down, a cervical SCI could leave you without the use of all your limbs.
Depending on the severity, your hospital bills, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, may reach an average as high as $1.14 million in the first year of surgeries and rehabilitation.
Lost wages and mental anguish
On top of the hospital bills, you may be out of work for months. If your SCI is severe enough, you may be unable to return to your previous career at all. This may lead to stress when you cannot pay your bills as well as depression about the aspects of your life this injury took from you.
No matter what happens after suffering an SCI, you need support from people who know where you are coming from. Our goal is to make sure you have the information you need to pursue whatever option gets you the compensation you deserve.