Spinal Cord Injury
Springfield Injury Lawyer Representing Accident Survivors
Car wrecks, truck accidents and slip and fall accidents are common causes of serious personal injuries that are life-changing events for entire families. Car and semi-truck crashes are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, which require great financial ability to pay for rehabilitation, special medical equipment and long-term care. Springfield injury attorney David W. Ransin has represented spinal cord injury survivors for over 30 years, helping them receive deserved financial compensation to live the best quality of life possible.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 200,000 people live with spinal cord injuries in the United States, and 12,000 to 20,000 new cases of spinal cord injury occur every year. The top causes of spinal injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents at 46 percent
- Slip and fall accidents at 22 percent
- Violence at 16 percent
- Sports at 12 percent
Spinal Cord Injury Prognosis
Spinal cord injury patients are now living better and longer lives than ever before. However, patients struggle with secondary injuries that may occur throughout the person’s lifetime. This may include respiratory and gastrointestinal conditions as well as psychological struggles, such as depression.
Patients must have options for necessary treatment and long-term care. Unfortunately, many spinal injury survivors have limited or no options due to loss of income on top of skyrocketing medical bills. This is where a personal injury lawsuit can ease your financial burdens and improve your spinal injury prognosis.
Expenses Incurred by Survivors of Spinal Cord Injuries
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that the average medical cost for survivors of spinal cord injuries are between $15,000 and $30,000 annually. The estimated lifetime cost can be anywhere between $500,000 and $3 million.
After the patient has received treatment for the initial trauma, the patient will face significant additional costs including rehabilitation and long-term care, medications, medical equipment and adjustments to homes and vehicles. Insurance alone will not be enough to pay for these necessities.
Contact Ransin Injury Law When You Need Results
After an accident or incident that results in spinal cord injury, families want to ensure their loved one receives the best medical treatment and rehabilitation available. When you need results, Ransin Injury law is here to help. Contact Springfield injury lawyer David W. Ransin to discuss your case in a free, no-obligation attorney consultation.