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Spinal Cord Injuries
Whether caused by vehicular, slip-and-fall, workplace, defective product or other personal injury accidents, spinal cord injuries can mean the loss of physical movement or even be fatal. Recent statistics on spinal cord injuries show just how devastating a problem they are:
- In the US, someone is paralyzed from a spinal cord injury every 48 minutes.
- Since 2010, traffic accidents account for well over one-third of spinal cord injuries, affecting drivers and passengers in all kinds of vehicles.
- Falls are the second leading cause of these injuries, nearly 29% of the total.
- Depending on the seriousness of the damage, a victim of spinal cord injury can expect to incur anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million in medical costs during the first year after being injured, and often anywhere from $100,000 to over $180,000 a year after that.
While recovery from a spinal cord injury is possible, it can be long and costly, and common tasks remain difficult or impossible to perform. And those who will never recover will be permanently confined to a wheelchair or bed, and under medical care for life. WMK lawyers have represented many clients who have suffered serious spinal cord injuries, no matter what the cause, and can secure compensation for current and future treatment cost as well as lost wages and quality of life.