Spinal cord injuries are often devastating for victims. When a person sustains a spinal cord injury that was caused by someone else’s careless or negligent actions, you should be able to secure compensation. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we are dedicated to helping victims in these cases secure the compensation they deserve. Let our Boston spinal cord injury attorneys help you through your case, beginning with a free evaluation of your case.
Our spinal cords are used for nearly every movement we make, which means that a spinal cord injury can be devastating and completely alter a person’s life. We know that around 18,000 new spinal cord injuries occur each year in this country, according to data from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC). The data they provide shows that spinal cord injuries occur in a variety of ways, including the following:
There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration when determining the true cost of a spinal cord injury.
The NSCISC says that the medical costs for treating these injuries can range from $359,000 to more than $1.1 million, depending on the severity of the injury. They also say that each following year of care could cost as much as $191,000.
However, the reality is that spinal cord injury victims and their families face more than just medical costs. There are many “hidden costs” associated with these injuries, including:
Victims of these injuries and their families will also likely suffer from immeasurable pain and suffering damages. A spinal cord injury effectively prevents a victim from participating in the activities they have been accustomed to their entire lives. It can prevent them from intimacy with a partner. Spinal cord injury victims deserve compensation for their losses.
If you or someone you care about has sustained a spinal cord injury due to the actions of another person, you should contact a serious injury lawyer today. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we have a deep understanding of personal injury law and will work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include: