Commercial vehicle accidents often have devastating results. For far too many victims of these accidents, that means suffering a catastrophic injury, like those that affect the brain and spinal cord. For these individuals, nearly every aspect of their lives can be turned upside down. Although they can reclaim their lives, their most immediate concern may be securing the finances they need to treat their condition.
Spinal cord injury damages can be overwhelming to say the least
There’s no doubt that a spinal cord injury can reshape an individual’s life. To put damages in perspective, let’s take a look at just medical and rehabilitation costs associated with these injuries.
Medical and rehabilitation costs
Victims who suffer from some sort of incomplete motor function can face more than $340,000 in expenses in their first year of treatment. Each subsequent year can cost upwards of $40,000. Those who suffer from a more severe spinal cord injury, like high tetraplegia, can wind up with more than $1 million in first year expenses, followed up by hundreds of thousands of dollars in follow up care in the years that follow.
Don’t let your injuries ruin your life
Therefore, taken as a whole, these medical expenses can cost millions of dollars over a victim’s lifetime. Those losses are certainly financially ruinous for most people, but that figure doesn’t even take into account other harm caused, such as lost wages and pain and suffering, and it also doesn’t address the emotional toll these injuries can take. In total, these damages can threaten your overall wellbeing.
But you don’t have to let that happen. Instead, you can aggressively pursue a personal injury claim that seeks to find accountability, compensation, and some sort of stability for your life ahead. An attorney who is well-versed in this area of the law may be able to assist.