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.
According to a recent clinical study, people who have suffered spinal cord injuries also suffer from an associated increased risk of chronic heart function problems. The study examined individuals who have suffered an SCI and compared their heart function at various stages to those in other groups. They found that early interventions, particularly those that … Read more
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).
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most expensive types of personal injury, according to the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. In fact, depending on the type of injury, an SCI can cost more than $4.7 million over the lifetime of a victim. Facts and Figures Spinal cord injuries can be categorized by the severity … Read more
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
A woman who suffered a horrific spinal injury in an auto crash has recently been awarded a $71 million jury verdict. In this issue, we’ll talk about what happened in the crash and about spine injuries in general. The Case At A Glance The woman was a passenger in a vehicle driven by a friend … Read more
A woman who required surgery for the spinal injuries she sustained in a car accident has settled her case for $1 million. In this issue, we’ll share the specifics of the woman’s case, and talk about spinal injuries in general. Why did the woman settle for $1 million? While she was driving westbound on an … Read more
A car wreck that involved spinal cord and cervical injuries has led to a $52 million award – the largest personal injury award in Colorado history.
The Case at a Glance
As the victim was riding in her 1994 Honda Civic, another driver attempted a U-turn and drove across the median before crashing into the victim’s car. The Civic rolled multiple times, causing the woman to suffer the spinal cord and cervical injuries.