Car accidents can result in serious injuries that reshape the way you or a loved one live life. While the physical limitations and emotional turmoil thrust upon a victim can be unbearable, the financial realities of treating a catastrophic injury can be ruinous. Just look at spinal cord injuries as an example.
The costs of a spinal cord injury
There are various types of spinal cord injuries, but they are all enormously expensive to treat. Even the most minor amongst them, those injuries resulting in incomplete motor functioning, can result in more than $300,000 in treatment and rehabilitation costs in the first year alone. A victim with this type of injury can expect another $40,000 or more in costs each subsequent year, meaning that lifetime expenses can reach upwards of $1 million.
Those with more severe spinal cord injuries face an even direr financial situation. Those with high tetraplegia, for example, can see more than $1 million in costs in their first year of treatment with nearly $200,000 each following year. Lifetime costs for these individuals can easily exceed $4 million.
As if these figures aren’t staggering enough, they don’t take into account other damages such as lost wages and pain and suffering. As a result, the damages dealt to these victims can be unbearable and financially untenable.
Fight to secure the resources you or your loved one needs
Regardless of the type of catastrophic injury you or your loved one has been dealt, if it’s the result of a car accident caused by the negligence of another, then you should consider legal action. A successful personal injury lawsuit could lead to the recovery of compensation to offset your damages. Hopefully then you or your loved one can secure the medical treatment needed to maximize the recovery at hand. To learn more, consider reaching out to an attorney of your choosing.