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Spinal cord injuries can be caused by spinal cord trauma from car accidents, medical malpractice, swimming accidents, stroke, work-related accidents, and other incidents.

A spinal cord injury lawyer in Tampa, Florida, from CDB Injury Law, can help you.

A spinal cord injury attorney knows there are different levels of spinal cord injury, some resulting in temporary and long-term paralysis. In most cases, the victim does not regain full function like that before the accident.

Some results of spinal cord injury are:

  • Paraplegia.
  • Quadriplegia.
  • Hemiplegia.
  • Motor Difficulties.
  • Bowel & Urologic Difficulties.
  • Sexual and Reproductive Difficulties.

Along with the physical and emotional consequences of a spinal cord injury, the victim’s personal life may also be affected, including employment, marriage, and relationships with others. With the representation of a skilled lawyer, you may be entitled to recover monetary compensation for your injury, pain and suffering, hospital costs, doctor bills, and loss of wages.

What effect does a spinal injury have on your life?

Spinal injuries can have a major impact on your life. You may not be able to participate in some hobbies; even everyday routines can be are forever disrupted. You need to adapt to accommodate your injury. A spinal injury can also have long-lasting effects on your life expectancy.

A national spinal cord database study showed that a spinal cord injury could shorten one’s life expectancy. Their research revealed a strong correlation between the severity of a spinal cord injury (SCI) and a person’s life expectancy. Their average life span decreased by five years. If you are required to have a ventilator, then your life expectancy, on average, can drop by up to three decades! 

Data shows the following as reasons that contribute to lower life expectancies of people with quadriplegia:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Impaired digestion
  • Depression
  • Loss of motor and sensory control
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Unfortunately, maintaining such treatments is costly, averaging somewhere in the millions. It would take about $1 million per year for someone who has lost all use of their legs to maintain them. This amount of money will never come close to covering the cost of living without any assistance. But with the right help and treatments, you can live well beyond the average.

If you are dealing with a spinal cord injury, you should immediately consult a spinal cord injury attorney. The sooner you do so, the better chance you can recover compensation for your expenses and losses.

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What effects do spinal injuries have on your finances?

The younger you are when you suffer an injury, the more you’ll be expected to pay for the rest of your life. The study showed that an individual with a spinal cord injury could spend up to $1.3 million during their lifetime. For more severe injuries causing a patient to become paraplegic, tetraplegic or quadriplegic, costs increase dramatically because treatment and continued care are expensive.

Living with a severe and life-altering spinal injury is complex and expensive in terms of your life, finances, and health.

Spending the required amount for your condition is expensive and could easily cause someone debt. We are here to help; with the representation of a skilled spin cord injury attorney at CDB Injury Law, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. 

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