Someone Else Caused My Spinal Cord Injury: Now What?
Banafshe Law Firm PLC July 17, 2018
It is estimated that 276,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. The spinal cord controls the central nervous system. That is why the results of a spinal cord injury can be devastating. Many people find that they can no longer take care of themselves after getting a spinal cord injury.
Motor vehicle accidents, falls, blunt force trauma and assault are some of the things that can cause a spinal cord injury. It may take several years for people to notice the full effects of the injury. The average person pays $1 million in medical care for the first year after their injury. They pay an average of $200,000 for every year after the accident.
Many spinal cord injury survivors want an apology from the person or company who was responsible for the spinal cord injury. However, most people do not ever get an apology. Our justice system has been put in place to make sure that spinal cord injury survivors are compensated.
The best thing that you can do to ensure that you get compensated is to hire an attorney. Banafshe Law Firm can give you a free consultation and help you get compensated.
How to get Medical Care
The medical field is a lucrative business. This means that if you do not have adequate medical insurance and you cannot afford to pay for it out-of-pocket, then you will be stuck with substandard medical care. The good news is that if you have a qualified attorney on your side, then you will have access to quality medical care.
Why People Have to be Held Accountable
There are a variety of ways that negligence can cause a spinal cord injury. For example, a spinal injury can occur as the result of the violence of another person. It can also occur due to an injury at a water park. Furthermore, medical malpractice and car accidents are some of the other things that can cause negligence.
Money will not change the fact that you suffered an injury. It will also not change the fact that you may not be able to live a normal life. However, when people hurt you, they have to be held accountable for their actions. An attorney will help you protect your rights.
You can use the funds to protect your family. If you are unable to work, then you will not be able to provide your family with the same quality of life as you did before. However, you can use the funds to pay for in-home caregiving. You can also use the funds to pay for family therapy, grocery shopping and childcare.
Additionally, an attorney can counsel you on disability rights. It is illegal to discriminate against someone just because they have a disability.