Spinal cord injuries are often the result of a sudden, severe blow to the spine. Car accidents, falls, and acts of violence are some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Spinal cord injuries can result in partial or total paralysis, depending on the severity and location of the injury. Partial paralysis will leave the patient with some function and feeling, but they may experience numbness, tingling, and other complications. Total paralysis will result in the complete loss of sensation and feeling below the injury site.
Spinal cord injuries are some of the most serious injuries you can sustain in an accident. At Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we understand that our clients suffering from spinal cord injuries will experience considerable financial repercussions. Our Savannah spinal cord injury lawyers fight to see that each client injured due to negligence obtains the compensation they deserve. While money cannot heal a spinal cord injury, it can allow you to get the best care possible and move forward toward a medical recovery.
Spinal cord injuries can be financially catastrophic. Your exact costs will depend greatly on the extent of your injury, but some expenses often associated with a spinal cord injury include, among others:
These expenses can quickly amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which estimates the costs of spinal cord injuries, states that partial paralysis injuries will cost $347,484 in the first year and $42,206 each subsequent year. Total paralysis expenses can run much higher, with paraplegia costs estimated around $518,904 the first year and $68,000 each succeeding year.
The average American family can simply not afford these costs, many of which will not be covered by health insurance. To afford the highest quality of medical care and the adaptive necessities that someone with a spinal cord injury requires, some spinal cord injury accident victims will seek to file a personal injury action against the individual(s) or company(s) responsible for their injuries.
If you sustained a spinal cord injury in any type of accident that involved negligence, you should be entitled to compensation. Contact a spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident to learn about your legal rights as well as the necessary steps to protect your right to compensation. Our attorneys understand how seriously these types of injuries can turn your life upside down, causing you to incur costly medical expenses, disability that prevents you from working, and tremendous pain. On a daily basis, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys zealously fight hard for each client to obtain the compensation they deserve.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, the Savannah Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. For over 33 years, our firm has assisted thousands of individuals with spinal cord injuries and paralysis across Georgia, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.