Most people never think about how they would pay for the costs associated with a serious personal trauma such as a spinal cord injury. After all, if you have health insurance and vehicle insurance, you should be covered–right? Unfortunately, all too often, insurance policies fall short of covering all of the costs associated with serious injuries, and the more serious and life-changing the trauma, the less likely the insurance policy is to cover the expenses completely.
Personal injury encompasses a wide variety of injuries and illnesses caused by someone else’s negligence. Everything from food poisoning to dog bites can be considered a personal injury if someone else was responsible for the harm caused to another person. However, there are some types of personal injury that cause much more devastating and long-lasting damage than others. Among the worst types of personal injuries, excluding wrongful death, are traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs).
Statistics tell us that millions of people are treated annually in hospital emergency rooms for injuries related to falls. Back injuries, in particular, are especially common. If you experience a back injury because of someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for medical treatment, lost wages, and other associated costs. In this issue, … Read more