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Spinal Cord Injury Victims Face Major Financial Expenses

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The rehabilitation costs associated with a spinal cord injury victim ranges between $200,000 to $700,000 dollars per year, according to unitedspinal.org. Some of the primary expenses include making alterations to your home, your vehicle, treatment, purchasing a wheelchair and maintenance, etc. This means the cost for continual treatment over the lifespan of a spinal cord injury victim can be over $30 million dollars.

Many victims are grappling with the financial demands of their injury. Currently, there are roughly 250,000 to 400,000 Americans living with a spinal cord injury. Over 13,000 people are injured every year, according to the travisroyfoundation.org. In fact, every 41 minutes an individual suffers a spinal cord injury.

Here’s a video illustrating the impact a spinal cord injury can have on you and your family…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tta1BBGqPI&feature=PlayList&p=0D96931AAA242B16&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=6

You may think, “Well, these people have insurance to cover a majority of their costs.” Wrong. Only 52 percent of spinal cord injury victims are covered by private health insurance when their injury occurred, according to sci-info-pages.com.

As a personal injury lawyer with 20 years of experience representing clients who’ve suffered spinal cord injuries and other severe injuries, this is why I fight so hard for large financial settlements. The victims not only deserve compensation, but truly need it to receive proper care.

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the NE North Carolina (NC) border and handles car,truck,railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. Our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.

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