The High Cost of Spinal Cord Injuries
In a matter of minutes, one accident can cause spinal cord injuries that leave a person with some function, to complete and total loss of mobility. According to experts with the Reeve Foundation, a disabled person can spend hundreds of thousands, to millions of dollars yearly, and over the course of their lifetime, managing his or her spinal cord injuries.
The same source references a nearly $350,000 year-one investment managing partial paralysis, while other cases, through a total loss of mobility, run anywhere from $500,000 to more than one million dollars.
Consider, too, these numbers don't include indirect costs such as lost wages, fringe benefits or productivity. The Reeve Foundation also points out nearly $72,000 in financial losses at the start of an injury.
Chronic spinal cord injuries require long-term care and medical attention, which takes time and money, to manage.
Fighting For Your Worth After a Spinal Cord Injury
Negligence is often the culprit of a spinal cord injury. A breach of contract or disregard for the law, accidents, and injuries can happen through medical malpractice, a car accident or a workplace slip and fall incident.
And it's our job to prove the direct relationship of your injury to the accident that caused it. We do this by focusing on four key factors:
- Point to how the defendant committed to providing a specific duty of care and failed to do so
- Highlight how said duty was breached
- Show that you suffered an injury
- Make a connection to the breach as the direct cause of your injury
The work and fact-finding strategies we use to build your case is another reason the experienced personal injury team with the Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers, P.C. is the best partner to fight for your injuries.
Choose Us To Represent You
We take a hands-on approach to your case, exploring every possible step, angle, and detail that will increase your chances of winning.
From evidence gathering to interviewing expert witnesses, to negotiating with settlement companies and consulting field experts that can add a one-of-a-kind perspective, we don't cut corners.
If you've been the unfortunate victim of a spinal cord injury, we can help you recover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Don't wait to find a solution. Contact us and schedule a free consultation or phone call with our legal team, today: (781) 279-1822.
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers provides services to the following counties—Essex, Suffolk and Middlesex.