Maximizing Financial Recovery Following A Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury can completely and permanently change a life. A spinal injury at the neck can impair breathing and result in paralysis of both the arms and legs. An injury to the lower spine can result in paralysis of the lower half of the body.
Often, a person who suffers a spinal cord injury faces extensive medical treatment and a lifetime of rehabilitation. It may end a person’s career and require expensive medical devices and other equipment in order to live.
If you or a loved one suffers a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, the injury lawyers at Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, can help you recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries such as this are complex and aggressively defended. It is important to enlist legal counsel that has the resources and the experience necessary to build a strong case and face assertive insurance company attorneys.
The High Cost Of Spinal Cord Injuries
Beyond initial treatment of a spinal cord injury, it often costs millions of dollars to adapt and live with any type of paralysis. This may include rehabilitation and painkilling medicines, as well as ventilators and other medical equipment, ramps to make a home wheelchair accessible, remodeling bathrooms and bedrooms, modified automobiles and other expenses.
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center provides cost estimates of care and treatment for various types of paralysis. First-year costs often soar over $1 million, and subsequent years cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The attorneys at Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, work with highly regarded medical experts and life care planners who will provide information that is critical to maximizing the amount recovered in a personal injury lawsuit. Our team of spinal cord injury attorneys has decades of experience and training advocating for injured parties and their families. We can be reached for a free consultation by phone at 734-545-8421 or through our online contact form.
At Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, we have extensive experience with all types of cases in Michigan involving spine and spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a spine or spinal cord injury due to an accident, medical error, mistake or malpractice, contact one of our lawyers to determine if there is a potential case for monetary compensation. Schedule a free consultation with a skilled attorney today. Goethel Engelhardt, PLLC, can be reached by phone at 734-545-8421 or through our convenient online contact form.