Catastrophic injuries, such as injuries to the spinal cord, are quite devastating. While most people assume such a serious injury must be the result of extreme circumstances, the truth is that even something as simple as a sports injury can lead to severe damage. Tragically, spinal cord injuries are actually on the rise in the United States. One demographic at particularly high risk is elderly populations.
DID YOU KNOW: Experts estimate that there are 17,500 new spinal cord injuries (SCI) each year in the U.S., not including individuals who died at the time of their injuries.
In 2017, somewhere between 245,000 and 353,000 Americans were estimated to be living with a spinal cord injury. Along with the devastating physical effects of a spinal cord injury, those who survive often struggle with significant financial hardships. Not only does a spinal injury take away the ability for most people to make an income, it also carries with it a variety of new and often hefty expenses. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the victims of an accident to seek strong legal representation with lowercase.