As individuals who are living with serious spinal injuries can attest to, this is expensive. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, estimates that it can cost between $1 million and $5 million to care for someone who has suffered a serious spinal injury, for the remainder of his or her life. Few individuals living in the Pittsburgh area are likely prepared to handle expenses this great.
This is one reason why individuals who have suffered a serious spinal injury due to the negligence of another person might decide to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for the incident that resulted in the harm. In a successful case the injured individual could recover financial damages. This could potentially go a long way toward helping to cover those expenses.
Lawsuits of this nature can be complex. Because of this most people who pursue them find it beneficial to work with a lawyer who has handled such cases in the past.
Source: Medical Xpress, “Traumatic spinal cord injuries on the rise in US,” Jan. 27, 2014