If you’ve ever been in an accident, such as a car or bicycle accident, you know how painful and persistent those injuries can be. However, if you also happened to have injured your spine, the lasting damages can be even more severe. What are some of the expenses that occur after you’ve injured your spine? Take a look below.
Medical treatment alone following a spinal injury can be exceptionally expensive, and requires a good deal of extended care. You may require rehabilitation, mental health counseling, medication, and potentially permanent changes in your lifestyle and mobility. If you are permanently paralyzed, your medical expenses may total over $1,000,000 in your first year post-injury alone. Some of your treatment costs may not be covered by insurance. Additionally, you may find yourself paying large sums for lots of little add-on costs, such as gas to and from visits, meals while you’re out, and wear and tear on your cars. Of course, spinal injuries often also lead to a loss of income or a change in the ability to perform your job.
If you’ve been in an accident, such as a motor vehicle or bike accident, and have suffered a spinal injury as a result, it may be time to consult an attorney. Attorney Doug Stoehr is a central Pennsylvania lawyer who is skilled in handling these types of legal claims. Call his office today at 814-946-4100 for a free initial consultation at his Altoona, PA firm.