Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

Head and

Spinal Cord

Injuries

Head and Spinal Cord Injury

 

Find Support after a Head or Spinal Cord Injury

Every day more than 30 people become paralyzed from spinal cord injury or disease, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association.

Spinal Cord injuries are a critical, life-threatening health crisis that require expert treatment. Protecting the rights of a loved one suffering from a spinal cord injury is absolutely critical as the health implications can last a lifetime and the medical bills are staggering.

The experienced personal injury lawyers at Lee Law Offices, P.A. can work with you and your medical team and bring in investigators and other professionals to help you deal with the overwhelming task of coping with a serious spinal cord injury.

There is hope. Enormous strides are being made in the field everyday and a host of support groups and special-needs assistance is available.

Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
  • The National Spinal Cord Injury Association estimates the initial stay in the hospital for someone with a spinal cord injury is about 3 months with an average cost of more than $100,000.
  • Care continues to improve and while mortality rates are significantly higher in the first year, 85 percent of those with a spinal cord injury who make it through the first 24 hours will survive at least 10 years.
  • Nearly 8,000 spinal cord injuries occur in the United States each year – with motor vehicle accidents the cause of almost half of all spinal cord injuries. Research indicates another 5,000 victims of spinal cord injury die before reaching the hospital.
  • Other leading causes of spinal cord injuries include acts of violence, falls, and sports-related injuries.
  • The National Spinal Cord Injury Association reports that 82 percent of injuries occur to men, most often in males ages 16 to 30.

Serious spinal cord injuries can lead to two types of medical conditions:

Paraplegia – paralysis affecting the legs and lower part of the body

Quadriplegia – paralysis affecting the level below the neck and chest area; involving both the arms and legs

Either form of paralysis can be complete (total loss of function and sensation below the injury) or partial.

Many people coping with a spinal cord injury will require nursing home or live-in care and supervision, specialized medical equipment and alterations to their existing home or new housing to accomondate a wheel chair and other equipment.

The medical costs can be astronomical.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, Lee Law Offices, P.A. urge you to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.

Do not talk to a representative from any insurance company. Do not give any statements. Do not accept any checks or payments from the at-fault party or insurance company until you have spoken with a qualified attorney capable of fighting for your rights.

A personal injury lawyer from our office will visit your hospital room free of charge. And there is no fee without monetary recovery on your behalf.

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