The Financial Burden of Paraplegia or Quadriplegia
Surrounded by a clear fluid and the vertebrae, the spinal cord is a bundle of nerves responsible for transmitting electrical impulses and messages to and from parts of the human body, such as internal organs or the arms and legs. The spinal cord works with the brain to compose the central nervous system and if it is damaged, you could suffer serious complications. A common consequence of a spinal cord injury is either paraplegia (partial paralysis) or quadriplegia (total paralysis). Not only can paralysis affect you physically, but it can also be devastating financially.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and now is partially or even fully paralyzed because of someone else’s negligent actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. Discuss how you may be able to recover financial compensation by calling a Nashville injury lawyer of Pohl & Berk, LLP, today at 615-277-2765 and schedule a free consultation.
How Much Does Paralysis Cost?
The cost of your injury depends greatly on how severe the accident was and whether or not you are now partially or fully paralyzed. Recent studies suggest the following stats about the financial burden of paralysis:
- Paraplegia first year expenses – $480,000
- Paraplegia lifetime expenses staring at age 25 – $2.1 million
- Quadriplegia first year expenses – Between $712,000 and $985,000
- Quadriplegia lifetime expenses starting at age 25 – Between $3.1 million and $4.3 million
Without financial compensation you may be stuck paying for these costs out of your own pocket. When your paraplegia or quadriplegia was caused by someone else however, they should be the ones taking on this financial burden.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we are committed to helping you fight for the financial compensation you need to pay for the expenses associated with paralysis. For more information about your legal options, contact a Nashville spinal cord injury attorney today at 615-277-2765.