You are still trying to comprehend what the doctor said. You understand that you have suffered a spinal cord injury and you understand your prognosis. What you can’t understand is what your life is going to be like now. As your doctors, therapists, friends and relatives discuss your new life with you, you can’t help but think of the costs. How are you going to pay for the services that you need? What will you do without a regular income? What is all of this going to cost and how will you pay your bills?
The Financial Costs of Spinal Cord Injuries
The exact cost of a spinal cord injury depends on the individual injury. You can get an idea of what a spinal cord injury may cost by looking at statistics compiled by The University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and reported by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Specifically, you should know that:
- Expenses during the first year after a spinal cord injury range, on average, from $321,720 to $985,774.
- If you are 25 years old then, on average, your lifetime expenses may range from approximately $1.5 million to more than $4 million.
- If you are 50 years old then, on average, your lifetime expenses may range from $1-3 million.
Your Fairfax spinal cord injury attorney and doctors can help you estimate what your specific costs will be now and in the future.
Get Help Paying Your Bills From a Fairfax Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
These numbers are staggering and overwhelmingly high for most spinal cord injury victims. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a Virginia accident, then we encourage you to contact our Washington D.C. personal injury lawyers today at (703) 721-4233 for a free consultation about your legal rights and potential financial recovery. We will work hard to get you the recovery that you deserve.