Truck accidents often cause devastating injuries for occupants of passenger cars involved in the crash. While truck drivers are well away from the impact of the crash in their cabs, passenger car drivers and passengers are not so lucky. In many cases, these types of accidents result in serious and life-threatening injuries to the passenger car occupants.
Spinal cord injuries in Hollywood and across South Florida are often caused by truck and traffic accidents. In some cases, these injuries are permanent and result in loss of income, inability to work, life in an assisted living facility and more. People with a significant and permanent spinal cord injury may not be able to take care of themselves and may even need to be on life support if their paralysis extends into their abdominal area. Life expectancy for significant spinal cord injury survivors may be lower and these patients may be more susceptible to infections, pneumonia and other serious complications.
The impact of a severe spinal cord injury doesn’t stop there. Spinal cord injury patients often experience emotional trauma and may suffer with sleep disorders, depression, relationship challenges and other difficulties. The life impact and severe pain of this injury can create a lot of pain and suffering at several levels and patients require good support.
Even if you have a spinal cord injury which allows you to recover at least partly, the impact of such an injury can be devastating on your life. The cost of a spinal cord injury is immense, and it’s not uncommon for patients to have to pay $100,000 or more each year for the first few years of their injury. Patients may need rehabilitation, surgeries, and long hospital stays. In addition, patients often lose considerable time at work, and may need to hire personal services to help with driving, transportation and everyday tasks. They may also have other expenses related to their injuries. Patients may need wheelchairs or other medical equipment and services to get better.
If your accident was caused by someone’s negligence or recklessness, you may have legal options and may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Seeking compensation can mean you don’t have to pay for all your medical costs out-of-pocket. This ensures you get the medical treatment and support you need so you can recover as much of your life as possible. If you’d like to know whether you have a legal claim, contact Flaxman Law Group at 1-866-352-9626 (1-866-FLAXMAN) to speak to a Hollywood spinal cord injury attorney.