Injuries to the spine or neck can lead to extensive pain and suffering as well as temporary or permanent disabilities. Unfortunately, these debilitating injuries are often caused by the careless or negligent actions of other individuals or entities. At Solomon, Sherman & Gabay, our team is standing by if you need a Philadelphia spine and neck injury attorney. We have the resources necessary to handle every aspect of your claim, including investigations and determining liability. We want to make sure that you recover maximum compensation so you can make as complete a recovery as possible and pay for all of your expenses caused by the injury.
Injuries to the neck and spinal cord often go hand-in-hand. In fact, our spinal cords start in our neck and run all the way down to our lower backs. The spinal cord is the information pathway of our body, the route that our brain uses to send signals to the rest of our body to function properly. Any type of injury to the spinal column in our neck or back can result in significant injuries or even paralysis.
Data collected from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) shows that spinal cord injuries that occurred from 2015 to 2019 were mostly caused by the following:
It can be challenging to properly calculate the total costs for neck and spinal cord injury victims. In some cases, particularly involving whiplash injuries, victims are usually able to make a full recovery in a relatively short amount of time.
However, those who have sustained an incomplete or complete spinal cord injury, they may be dealing with varying levels of paralysis and permanent disabilities. The NSCISC states that the first year of medical care for spinal cord injuries can range anywhere from $360,000 to more than $1,000,000. Every additional year of follow-up care can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars for a spinal cord injury victim.
For those with serious injuries, we have to look beyond the medical costs to understand the total severity of the situation. Often, neck and spinal cord injury victims are unable to work and will thereby lose the income they need to support themselves and their families. There are times when family members have to become caregivers, which means another source of income could be lost.
We also need to examine the level of emotional and psychological pain and suffering victims and their family members experience. Even though this is considered a non-economic type of loss, spinal cord injury victims have to adjust to a completely new lifestyle. This can be devastating, particularly if they are unable to enjoy time with their family members and friends.
If you or somebody you love has sustained a spinal cord or neck injury caused by the negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity in the Philadelphia area, reach out to the team at Solomon, Sherman & Gabay for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys are standing by to handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on recovering from your injuries and spending time with your family. We want to make sure that your medical bills are covered, that you recover compensation for lost wages, and that you are properly reimbursed for your pain and suffering damages. When you need a Philadelphia spine and neck injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling 215-665-1100.