When you’re living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), you not only have to cope with the injury’s physical effects but also the strain of the financial effects. Instead of being able to plan a vacation, you have to make expensive physical therapy appointments and constantly worry that you won’t be able to pay your medical bills. These constant financial pressures are unfortunately one of the main reasons that SCI victims have an increased chance of developing severe depression throughout their recovery.
Uncertainty and worry are the two worst fears that can fuel depression. They can then provoke horrible effects on your health, as well as cripple any progress toward your physical recovery. Worrying about how to pay your therapy bills can tempt you to either quit going altogether or make you so depressed that you can’t even get out of bed. This is why it is extremely important not only to monitor your mental health but also to search for viable options on how to pay for your rehabilitation, so as not to become overwhelmed.
If you were injured in Northern Virginia, the D.C. and Fairfax SCI lawyers at Shevlin Smith can help you explore the options for financial stability throughout your recovery. Since the average cost of an SCI can exceed $100,000 a year, we are prepared to fight to help you afford the treatment you need. We’ll extensively pursue your claim in order to:
- Obtain injury compensation or alternative payment options for your care and rehabilitation
- Provide you with options for medical and rehabilitation specialists
- Ensure the claim is properly handled and addressed to fully protect your rights
Don’t let your financial fears affect your recovery. You don’t deserve depression in addition to your injuries. Call us for a free consultation at 703.591.0067.