Denver Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury causes many people to become disabled. It is estimated that annually there are 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury in this country. Spinal cord injuries can be complete, causing complete paralysis or incomplete, causing partial paralysis. People with a spinal cord injury will continue to need medical care and various forms of personal assistance throughout their lives.
Vehicle accidents account for about half of all spinal cord injuries. Slip and Falls and criminal acts account for the other half.
Accidents may sometimes be unavoidable, but too often they are due to someone’s negligence. Sadly, many accidents could have been prevented with a little attention to safety concerns. Reckless driving and disregard for workplace safety on the part of employers are two examples of negligent behavior that can lead to a spinal cord injury.
Many expenses occur after a spinal cord injury; some of which you may not even realize at first. These expenses can include:
- Medical care throughout the person’s life
- Caregivers at home
- Counseling and Psychiatric care
- Lost wages
- Expenses not covered by existing health insurance
- Travel expenses for medical care
- Various support services for the injured person’s family
- Funeral expenses
If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact an attorney at Jeffers Denver Law today to help get you the help you deserve.
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