The Life-Changing Effects of a Spinal Cord Injury

May 19th, 2010 by Farhan Naqvi in Personal Injury

Roughly 11,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year in the United States and 37 percent of these injuries are as a result of a car accident, according to sci-info-pages.com. Imagine, you are driving along Interstate 95 (I-95), I-15, or another road in and around Las Vegas without a care in the world when, suddenly, you get hit by another car and your life is changed forever.

Why are spinal cord injuries so traumatic? Because when your spinal cord is damaged, the result can be paralysis. There are two kinds of paralysis – paraplegia and quadriplegia. Someone who is a paraplegic can no longer use their legs. A quadriplegic is someone who cannot use both their lower body and upper body.

spinal, cord, injury, accident, car, wreck, crash, injuries, paraplegic, quadriplegicThe average lifetime cost of care for quadriplegics and paraplegics is in the several millions of dollars. There are major costs associated with using a pain pump and spinal cord stimulators with battery replacement every few years, purchasing medications, future surgery for adjacent segment breakdown, and much more.  This is why you should consult with an injury lawyer if you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of a car crash that was caused by another driver. You should not be burdened with such massive medical expenses if the accident was due to the recklessness of someone else.

Keep in mind that 63 percent of spinal cord injury victims wind up unemployed eight years after the accident, according to sci-info-pages.com. Pursuing compensation with the help of a lawyer will help make sure you and your family are taken care of and will not be forced to struggle financially because of your injury. You deserve that peace of mind.


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