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We know you do not spend your time thinking about what would happen if you or a loved one get injured. Unfortunately, there are times when another person’s negligence changes our life. That is especially true when a person suffers a spinal cord injury.

A spinal cord injury can be devastating not just for the victim, but for their families as well. Depending on the severity of the injury, entire lifestyles can be changed permanently. Do you know where to turn to ensure that you get the compensation you need in the aftermath of an accident?

At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we are here when you need a Renton spinal cord injury attorney.

The Costs

We know that the first priority in a spinal cord injury is to ensure that all of the medical needs are being taken care of and that can take some time. These injuries are different for everyone.

Did you know that there are around 282,000 people are living in the US a spinal cord injury? If we turn to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, we can get a breakdown of how these injuries occur:

  • Vehicle Accidents – 38%
  • Falls – 30%
  • Violence – 14%
  • Sports and Recreation – 9%
  • Medical Errors – 5%
  • Other Incidents – 4%

The cost of treating these injuries for just the first year averages as follows:

  • High Tetraplegia – $1 million
  • Low Tetraplegia – $769,000
  • Paraplegia – $518,000
  • Incomplete Motor Function – $347,000

The Hidden Costs

When we look at those costs, they are dizzyingly high, but they only show us a snapshot of the real costs. There are also other hidden expenses that many people do not consider.

  • Cost of travel to and from specialist centers
  • Loss of income and benefits of the victim
  • Loss of income of family members who become caregivers
  • Cost of home and vehicle accommodations

We must also consider the emotional and psychological costs that occur to both the victim and their family members. These injuries usually mean complete lifestyle changes. They also mean that the victim, statistically, will have a lower lifespan that they would have had without the injury.

  • Spinal cord injury victims spend much more time in the hospital with other illnesses associated with their spinal cord injury due to their weakened state.

The bottom line is this – if another person’s negligence has caused you or a loved one to sustain a spinal cord injury, they should be held accountable for their actions.

How To Handle The Situation

Right now, it may seem like you are staring at an impossible situation. The aftermath of a spinal cord injury that was caused by another person’s negligence can leave you and your family with so many questions. At Russell & Hill, PLLC, we want to help you get some answers.

When you need a Renton spinal cord injury attorney, we will fight to ensure that you get the compensation you need for all of your accident-related expenses, including the hidden costs we discussed above. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 800-529-0842. We will get to work today.

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