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Are Medical Bills Mounting after a Spinal Cord Car Accident Injury?

Posted on in Serious Injuries

CA injury lawyerThe financial costs after suffering a severe spinal cord injury in a crash are life-altering. Often people lose wages as they work to recover. In severe cases, you may require extensive medical treatment which can cost tens of thousands of dollars in addition to the physical and emotional pain. Spinal cord injuries cost the nation an estimated $9.7 billion each year. In the United States, some 450,000 people are living with a spinal cord injury and in most cases, the cause is a motor vehicle accident. At Tahmazian Law Firm, P.C., we can help you understand the options you have to receive compensation for your injuries.

Understanding Vertebral Column Trauma

Trauma to the vertebral column will impact the spinal cord's ability to send and receive messages from the brain to the rest of the body. That may affect sensory and motor skills. Often a strong jolt to the neck or back in a car accident can damage the vertebrae in the backbone and the nerves in the spinal cord. Blunt trauma can compress, pull, or push the spinal cord sideways causing life-altering damage. Unfortunately, in some instances, a severed spinal cord may not be repaired and the person is partially or completely paralyzed.

Injury Severity Impacts Compensation

If you sustained a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation to cover the costs associated with medical bills, expenses for physical therapy, long-term care, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Depending on the part of the spinal cord that was injured will determine whether all or only some bodily functions remain intact. There are circumstances in which a person may not be able to stand for a long time or they may suffer permanent disabilities, making it impossible to earn a living like they once did. Here are some conditions that may result from a spinal cord injury:

  • Hemiplegia – Paralysis of one side of the body
  • Tetraplegia – Loss of function and feeling in all four limbs
  • Quadriplegia – Loss of function of all limbs
  • Triplegia – Loss of feeling in both legs and one arm
  • Spastic quadriplegia – Causes severe spasms in the limbs

Contact a Los Angeles Catastrophic Injury Lawyer

If you have sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident, you may be able to receive financial compensation. At Tahmazian Law Firm, P.C., we have 30 years of combined legal experience in these types of cases. An experienced Glendale catastrophic injury attorney will review your case and try to get you the compensation you need. Call 818-242-8201 for a free consultation.



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