Physical and Financial Recovery After a Spinal Cord Injury

Time: November 21, 2017 by

Can I Expect a Financial Recovery in Court After my Spinal Cord Injury?

Did you know that according to the Mayo Clinic, car and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries at more than 35 percent each year? Read on to learn more…

There are about 17,000 new spinal cord injuries in the United States each year. Spinal cord injuries can have catastrophic consequences that may affect a victim for the rest of their life. And because they are so commonly caused by automobile accidents, Florida drivers are at risk of serious injury when they take to the roadways.

Keep All Your Expenses From Your Car Accident Injuries

If you’ve been injured, it is critical that you keep track of all of the expenses you have incurred as a result of your injuries. There are many different ways that you may suffer losses and be entitled to recover financially for your damages. We’ve compiled a checklist of possible damages in Florida car accident cases that cause spinal cord injuries, or any other serious physical harm.

Medical Bills:

Hospital bills are probably one of the most obvious ways that you may recover after an accident. But in addition to your initial hospital state, there are other expenses which may warrant a financial award. It’s important to remember each medical expenses.

Examples of possible medical expenses include: physician’s bills, follow-up visit charges, prescription medication, physical therapy or rehabilitation or any future medical expenses that may occur in the future.

Loss of Wages:

If you’ve been injured, chances are you missed some work because of it, either because your treatment appointments kept you from work, or because you are not physically able to do the job after injury.

Compensation for time spent away from work, as well as a loss of earning capacity may also be awarded.

Pain and Suffering:

Spinal cord injuries are always serious in nature. Because of this, a person living after a spinal cord injury may experience great physical pain or emotional/mental anguish. When this is the case, individuals may entitled to compensation for these negative side effects of the accident and injury.

Wrongful Death:

Finally, any spinal cord injury results in death may entitle the victim’s family members to seek restitution from the responsible parties. The family members of the deceased person may be able to recover damages for their loved one’s pain and suffering, as well as for the financial burden caused by the decedent’s death.

If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a spinal cord injury, call the attorneys at FL Legal, 1-800-984-9951, to tell us about your situation. We are waiting to help you get the money you deserve.

Sources:

National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center

Mayo Clinic