Spinal cord injuries can be devastating for victims and their families. Not only do victims and families face major lifestyle changes, but also, the cost of living with a spinal cord injury can vary depending on how serious the injury is and how old the person is when the injury happens. According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the cost of spinal cord injury can be as high as $1,064,716 for high tetraplegia. The yearly cost of living with a spinal cord injury can be as much as $184,891 each year.
Spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged. The spinal cord is a column of nerves that carries messages from the brain to the body. When this passageway is damaged, injured individuals can lose sensation, function, or motor control below the site of injury. Individuals can end up paralyzed, and face a range of permanent health concerns. The leading cause of spinal cord injury are car accidents according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center. Falls are the second leading cause of spinal cord injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to a car accident, slip and fall accident, or due to an act of violence, you may be entitled to seek compensation from negligent parties to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages. Because spinal cord injuries are permanent and can result in major lifestyle changes, victims may be entitled to receive larger pain and suffering damages for this kind of injury. Because medical expenses can be so high, victims and their families may be entitled to receive large settlements. However, you may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages under the law. Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. are spinal injury lawyers in Iowa who work closely with victims and families to help them seek the recovery they may deserve under the law. The aftermath of a serious injury can involve immense grief and suffering for victims and their families. You don’t have to navigate the legal and emotional challenges alone. Call Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. spinal injury attorneys in Iowa at 319-393-1020.
How our Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Can Help You
Understanding the value of your personal injury claim is incredibly important when seeking damages for a spinal cord injury. Sometimes victims and families make the mistake of only seeking damages for medical expenses already incurred or for rehabilitation bills already paid. However, spinal cord injury can affect a person for life. Individuals may require ongoing medical support, nursing care, rehabilitative services, adaptive aids, and other services to meet their needs. It is important to speak to a spinal cord injury attorney in Iowa who understands the rights of victims and their families and who can help you properly estimate the value of your personal injury claim. For instance, Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. can review medical expenses and rehabilitative expenses you’ve already incurred and can speak to experts to estimate the cost of ongoing medical expenses and rehabilitative services. For instance, you may require surgeries in the future. Individuals may also require support from a wide variety of professionals including occupational therapists, psychological counselors, and physicians.
Our firm can also look at pay stubs to estimate your lost wages. But we can also do more. If you can no longer return to work, we may be able to help you seek a recovery for retraining costs and other services you may need to re-enter the workforce. A spinal cord injury can impact all aspects of a person’s life—from family life, recreational activities, to social activities. Our firm can fight to help you get the maximum possible pain and suffering recovery permitted under the law. So, to recap, you may be entitled to receive damages for:
- Past and future medical costs
- Past and future rehabilitative costs
- Cost of adaptive aids and wheelchairs
- Nursing costs
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Work re-training
- Pain and suffering
Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. are spinal injury attorneys who work closely to hold negligent parties accountable and to fight for the rights of the injured. You may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages under the law. Contact us today to seek justice.
Are You Entitled to a Recovery Under the Law?If you’ve suffered a spinal injury due to a car accident, medical error, slip and fall accident, or other injury due to the negligence or neglect of another person or party, you may be entitled to seek damages under the law. Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. are spinal injury lawyers in Iowa who understand the new challenges individuals and families face as they adjust to life after paralysis. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. Our firm can offer a range of legal resources to help you collect damages to cover medical expenses, rehabilitative services, and other needs. Our firm can investigate the causes of your accident to hold all stakeholders accountable under the law. Finally, you may only have a limited amount of time to seek damages for your injuries. Contact Eells & Tronvold Law Offices, P.L.C. today. Our spinal injury attorneys in Iowa can fight for your rights and help you move forward after your accident.