After a spinal injury, you deserve the best care. You may struggle with severe dysfunction below the point of your injury, and it may take many months or years of rehabilitation to get to a position where you’re comfortable with your body again.
Living with a spinal cord injury of any severity has an impact on your life. You may have weakness, paralysis, chronic pain or other long-term consequences that simply cannot be eliminated.
Seek compensation to make getting treatment easier
There are treatments for spinal cord injuries, but there isn’t a cure. As a result, it’s going to be important that you do seek compensation from those who harmed you. That compensation may go a long way in supporting you, especially if you can no longer work or have medical requirements that are costly.
How much do spinal cord injuries cost?
According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the yearly cost of treating a spinal cord injury can range from $347,484 to $1,064,716 in the first year, depending on the severity of the injury. Each year following the first may range from $42,206 to $184,891 in expenses.
As you can tell from those numbers, the cost of living with a spinal cord injury is high. That’s why it’s a good idea to hold others accountable for the injuries that they’ve caused you to live with. Your injuries may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over time, and those expenses should be covered by the at-fault party whenever possible. Our website has more on living with a spinal cord injury and what you can do if you are interested in seeking compensation.