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The Real Cost of Paralysis

The spinal cord is one of the most delicate and important parts of the human body. Along with the brain, the spinal cord works to transmit messages and impulses throughout the body to control a number of movements, such as lifting appendages and blinking. And, although the spinal cord is protected by fluid and the vertebrae, it is still extremely vulnerable in the event of an accident. If the spinal cord is injured, it could cause life-altering consequences, leaving you partially or even permanently paralyzed.

The physical and even emotional consequences of a spinal cord injury are usually fairly well-known, but many people are unaware of the financial consequences a spinal cord injury can have on your life. In such a situation, a person will need financial compensation to help pay for medical bills and other expenses they will face throughout their life. If someone else’s negligence has caused you to be paralyzed, call the Louisville personal injury lawyers of the Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 to find out how you may be able to hold them responsible and get compensation for your suffering.

Financial Cost of Paraplegia and Quadriplegia

The cost of a spinal cord injury varies depending on the seriousness of the injury and whether or not the victim is partially or fully paralyzed. According to recent statistics, spinal cord injury victims face the following expenses:

  • First year expenses for paraplegia — $480,000
  • First year expenses for quadriplegia — $712,000 to $985,000
  • Lifetime expenses for paraplegia starting at age 25 – $2.1 million
  • Lifetime expenses for quadriplegia starting at age 25 – $3.1 million to $4.3 million

These expenses should be covered by the person responsible for causing the accident.

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Paying for the costs related to a spinal injury can be impossible to pay without financial compensation. As the victim of another person’s recklessness, you shouldn’t have to pay for medical bills and other expenses related to your injury. For more information about your case, contact a Louisville spinal cord injury lawyer of the Sampson Law Firm at 502-584-5050 and schedule a free consultation.

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