While some of the costs are temporary, other expenses will last a lifetime. However you may be able to recover some of this through a personal injury claim, if another party’s negligence can be proven to have caused your injuries.
Updated in 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center have provided the following average costs for a spinal cord injury:
- incomplete motor function at any level – first year $321,720 – each subsequent year $39,077;
- paraplegia – first year $480,431 – each subsequent year $63,643;
- low tetraplegia – first year $712,308 – each subsequent year $105,013; and
- high tetraplegia – first year $985, 774 – each subsequent year $171,183.
Over a lifetime this can mean millions in expenses. The impact of paralysis after an Atlanta car accident can be devastating, not only financially but physically and emotionally as well. These damages may be addressed through a personal injury claim.
Contacting an Atlanta, GA Car Accident Attorney
As the victim of an Atlanta car accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn’t you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? To aid your case, read our free eBook, The Ultimate Guide to Accident Cases in Georgia: The Truth about your Injury Case. Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case – 404-474-0804.