Last week on the blog, we discussed the first steps that should be taken when treating a spinal cord injury. Unfortunately, these first steps are just a few of the many that spinal cord injury victims must undertake in order to achieve as full of a recovery as is possible under the circumstances, which is often pretty limited.
The physical limitations placed on those who have suffered a spinal cord injury can be devastating to an individual, disallowing him or her to live what was once their normal day-to-day life. This, in turn, can lead to emotional turmoil that is long lasting and difficult to overcome. Lastly, spinal cord injury victims, as well as victims of other catastrophic injuries, are often dealt significant financial losses.
The financial damages alone can be debilitating and financially ruinous. Initial care can reach into the tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars, and lifelong care and rehabilitative treatment can soar toward a million dollars or more. Place physical and emotional pain and suffering on top of these losses, and a spinal cord injury sufferer may find it difficult to move on.
Fortunately, these individuals may be able to find substantial relief for their losses. Although there is often little that can be done to help them reclaim their full physical capabilities, a personal injury lawsuit may lead to the recovery of compensation that can offset medical expenses and lost wages. Additionally, imposing liability on a negligent driver who caused the injuries in question can give a victim a sense of justice, which can go a long way toward emotional healing.
At Goethel Engelhardt PLLC, we understand the challenges faced by those unexpectedly hit with a catastrophic injury. That is why we treat every case as if it were our own. We aggressively fight for our clients in hopes of recovering the compensation they need and deserve to move on with life, whether that means negotiating an adequate settlement or taking the matter to trial. In the end, we want the best possible outcomes for our clients, and we believe that our record of success demonstrates our ability to achieve those on a regular basis.