An injury to a person’s spinal cord is often life-altering. In the instant of a car accident, truck accident, or other catastrophic accident involving spinal cord injury, a victim may become partially or fully paralyzed, facing years of medical bills for hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation. Then there is the serious impact the injury can have on their ability to make a living and the emotional and physical pain that can ensue.
Although nothing can be done to change the past, spinal cord injury victims do have the ability to pursue damages for all of their injuries, both past, and future, resulting from the accident. McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP is a premier litigation firm in the Inland Empire with experience in handling dozens of cases involving catastrophic spinal cord injury, and our Ontario spinal cord injury attorneys have consistently gone the distance to recover considerable settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients and their families in all types of catastrophic injury cases.
Contact our team at (909) 345-8110 for a free review of your case.
Consequences of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injury researchers estimate that those victims suffering the worst level of injury can expect to face an average of $1,065,980 (in 2015 dollars) in medical expenses in the year following the injury, and another $185,000 in medical costs in every subsequent year. For a person in their 20s, this can result in over $4,000,000 in costs over their lifetime.
This amount does not include compensation for the inability to work or the pain and suffering they will endure. Spinal cord injuries have a significant and detrimental impact on a person’s ability to work, with only 12% of victims being able to work one year after an accident.
The most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents (cars, truck, motorcycles, ATVs, etc.)
- Violent acts (physical assaults, shootings, etc.)
- Sports and recreation activities
Put Our Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers on Your Side
Because spinal cord injury cases are such a serious matter, it is critical for victims to make sure they work with an experienced Ontario spinal cord injury lawyer who will not simply negotiate a quick payout from the insurance company, but who will instead take all necessary steps of recovering maximum compensation for all injuries endured over a lifetime, including medical costs, lost and reduced income, and pain and suffering.
We know what you and your family are going through as you face the extremely daunting challenges of dealing with a spinal cord injury, and we will be at your side every step of the way on your road to recovery, doing everything we can to make sure you and your family are properly taken care of in the years to come.