The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center says each year, there are 54 cases per million population in the country, or about 17,000 new spinal cord injury (SCI) cases.
Spinal cord injuries are especially devastating because of the potential for partial or full paralysis. There are two types of spinal cord injury — complete and incomplete. With a complete injury, the victim loses all ability to feel and move below the level of the injury. With an incomplete injury, there is still some level of functioning below the injury.
Whether complete or incomplete, if you suffered a spinal cord injury caused by another person, you shouldn’t have to face months or even years of medical bills, lost wages and more. Financial paralysis shouldn’t be a worry.
Call Kuzyk Law. We can make the responsible party pay.
Don’t try to handle it on your own. With the insurance companies working against you by following a typical model of bare minimum payouts, you need an expert legal team. We can fight on your behalf so your family will be well taken care of during your recovery and rehab.
Common Spinal Cord Injuries and Causes
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of all spinal cord injuries, followed by falls, acts of violence and sports/recreational activities. Other causes can include diseases like spina bifida, industrial accidents, shootings, and even arthritis. Injuries range from first degree to fourth degree, depending on the severity.
How You Get Shortchanged by the Insurance Companies
It’s a plain fact that the insurance companies are only focused on getting you a bare minimum payout calculated by an internal model or standard of operation. That amount doesn’t even come close to covering anything more than immediate medical expenses. However, the very nature of a spinal cord injury means you will likely spend a lot of time in the hospital, followed by intensive physical therapy for months and even years afterward. In addition to rehab costs, there are medical equipment costs that you need to pay in order to meet your basic needs when plagued by a spinal cord injury.
We are Here to Help
Kuzyk Law has been fighting insurance companies since 1971. We see their behavior all the time. Typical insurance companies will leave you needing much more than they are willing to give.
Call Kuzyk Law as soon as possible after your accident; there is no time to waste.
It’s imperative you listen to your doctor and follow all orders for recovery as best as possible. Keep everything pertaining to your injury – documents, records, even prescription bottles. Get pictures showing how the accident happened, before and after pictures of you, pictures of your injuries and showing your treatment, if possible. This may come in very handy later.
When you call us at 661-945-6969, we can set you up for a free case evaluation. We’ll even come to you if you’re not able to travel to our offices in Lancaster.
Delaying that phone call will only serve to delay your case and any payout associated with it. Call us right away so we can get started working for you!