Spinal cord injury (SCI) can range from mild to severe. When severe, SCI results in paralysis. Paraplegia is paralysis from the waist down and quadriplegia is paralysis from the neck down. The lifetime medical and assistive care involved with serious spinal cord injury can be extremely expensive. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, find out how spinal cord injury lawyers in Los Angeles can help.
The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) reports that approximately 200,000 people in the United States presently suffer from spinal cord injury, and that an estimated 15 to 40 new spinal cord injury cases per million people occur every year. The nerves in the spinal cord send messages to organs all over the body, those necessary for proper functioning. The spinal cord affects the respiratory, urinary and gastrointestinal systems. The reason that spinal cord injury is so devastating and costly is that when serious damage occurs, as in paraplegia or quadriplegia, the injury impairs entire bodily systems. According to the CDC, the estimated lifetime medical cost for someone with spinal cord injury ranges from $500,000 to more than $3 million. This is the medical cost alone and does not take into account lost wages or lost future earnings when the injured individual can no longer work.
Your Long Beach spinal cord injury attorney can investigate the cause of an accident resulting in SCI, identify liable parties and pursue a claim to recover compensation.
The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker brings decades of experience to the table when handling a case and works diligently to maximize your recovery.