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What claims can you pursue following a spinal cord injury?

Make no mistake. Spinal cord injuries are catastrophic. A spinal cord injury may lead to the victim’s death or paralysis. If you sustain a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligent or unlawful actions, it is important that you pursue them for compensation for your damages.

A spinal cord injury may be caused by a number of accidents. Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are car accidents, slip and fall incidents and workplace accidents. Regardless of the cause of your spinal cord injury, the outcome is usually the same. You experience financial hardship, spend a lot of money treating your injury and suffer physical and mental anguish.

Here are some of the claims you can pursue if you sustain a spinal cord injury.

Medical expenses

The cost of treating a spinal cord injury can run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. That said, spinal cord injuries usually require a lifetime of treatment, so you need to keep this in mind when making your claim. It is important that you work with long-term care experts to assess your future healthcare needs so you can address both current and future needs in your claim.

Lost income and earning capacity

If you are able to return to work after a personal injury, you can sue the party responsible for your injury for the wages you would have earned during your recovery period. However, most spinal cord injuries result in partial or complete paralysis, meaning that you can no longer work. In this case, you need to work with experts to understand the ramifications of your disability during the claims process.

The outcome of a spinal cord injury can be life-changing. Find out how you can pursue the compensation you deserve if you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s fault.