Denver Personal Injury Lawyer
In the first year after a spinal cord injury, when medical treatment is most intense, it is estimated that costs range from $209,000 to $710,000. Afterwards, spinal cord injury victims will incur additional costs of $14,000 to $127,000 every year. For a victim suffering a traumatic spinal cord injury at the age of 25, total costs for his/her lifetime will range from $624,000 up to $2.8 million dollars. The total annual cost of a spinal cord injury in the United States was estimated to be $9.73 billion in 1996, including nearly $2.6 billion in lost productivity.
At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we are very familiar with the impact that these challenging injuries have on victims and their families. We are compassionate and understanding; but we also know how to file a claim so you get the compensation you deserve. That’s why we will work tirelessly to recover the damages for your lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering, so that you and your family are able to move on with your lives.
Overview of Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
According to recent statistics, there are about 11,000 new cases of spinal cord injuries (SCI) per year throughout the United States and many of these injuries are permanent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), males account for 80% of spinal cord injuries. Most new spinal cord injuries occur in those younger than 30 years old. An estimated 50%-70% occur in 15-35 year olds. The CDC also estimates that 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury in the U.S. every year, with more than 50,000 deaths and 235,000 hospitalizations.
Impairment that occurs in the brain and spinal cord are some of the most traumatic of injuries, even when they initially appear to be relatively moderate. Sadly, families may struggle with not only the emotional pain, but also the financial burden of lost wages and expensive, on-going medical care. Brain and spine injuries can leave an individual with a long-term physical and mental disability. If your family is in this burdensome situation, you need an expert brain/spinal cord injury lawyer on your side. At The Bendinelli Law Firm, we are committed to helping you rebuild your life after a devastating brain or spinal cord injury.
What happens in a brain or spinal cord injury?
- Brain injury– According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden, violent
impact damages the brain. The Centers for Disease Control says that this sudden movement can literally cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull, damaging brain cells and creating chemical changes in the brain.
- Spinal cord injury– As with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries occur as the result of a sudden, violent impact. The NINDS reports that most spinal cord injuries
do not sever the spine, but rather damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissues. Some people recover from spine injuries; others are completely paralyzed. Still, others may suffer loss of certain motor skills depending where along the spine the injury occurred.
How can you get your life back after a spinal cord or brain injury?
There is so much at stake and so many complex legal issues involved in getting fair compensation for victims of brain or spinal cord injuries. The attorneys at The Bendinelli Law Firm, P.C. understand the physical and emotional pain the victims of a brain or spinal cord injury suffers. Recovery from brain or spine injuries is often a life-long physical, emotional, and financial struggle. On-going medical attention, physical therapy, home care, and psychological counseling are often necessary. A victim who held a job prior to the accident may no longer be able to work, meaning that he/she and their families will lose a vital source of income. You deserve a strong voice in this tough, emotional battle. Allow us to act as that strong voice for you and your loved ones.
We have an experienced, qualified staff that is ready to fight for your rights. The brain and spinal cord injury attorneys at The Bendinelli Law Firm understand the life shattering affects these injuries have on you and your loved ones. We tell our clients we want you to concentrate on the important things: getting healthy and returning to your day-to-day life, while we take care of the complicated legal issues and deal with the insurance company. We can work diligently to protect your interests and get you the compensation you deserve.
Contact us today at (720) 457-6833 for a confidential and free consultation to evaluate your brain or spinal cord injury claim.