Spine Injury FAQ
If you suffer a spine injury, it’s understandable that you would have a lot of questions about what happens next. These are some of the most catastrophic injuries because of how much they can impact your entire life.
Our team is here to answer some of the questions you might have about spine injuries so you can get a better idea of what to expect. If you have any additional questions regarding your rights, we encourage you to reach out to our firm to discuss your options.
What are the Lifetime Costs of Paralysis?
The lifetime costs associated with paralysis vary depending on the severity of your injury and your age when the injury occurs. For instance, if someone sustains low-level paraplegia (impacting only some functionality in the legs) at an older age, the lifetime costs can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars.
However, if you’re younger in age and suffer quadriplegia, you can expect to pay upwards of a few million dollars for the care and support you need.
What are Some of the Long-Term Needs I May Have After a Spine Injury?
If you suffer a spine injury because of negligence, you may find yourself losing functionality in many areas of your body. You may lose functionality in your legs, control of your bowel and bladder, or even some functionality of your arms and hands. These problems may require you to have the following:
- Wheelchair or leg braces to help with movement
- Modifications to your home or vehicle to adjust for your loss of functionality
- Long-term medical care, sometimes in-home to help with needs you may have
- Medical procedures or therapy
Are There Any Treatment Options for a Spine Injury?
Treatment doesn’t always result in a cure. You may never fully recover from your spine injury, but physical therapy can help you regain some functionality. You may also receive medication to help with pain management.
At The Gatti Law Firm, we want to help you recover compensation for the long-term needs you have. Our Salem spine injury lawyers are committed to helping you through the challenging times that lie ahead. Trust in our team to be your voice to pursue justice.