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.
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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