NEW JERSEY SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYER
Tens of Millions Collected for People with Permanent Disabilities
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord injury, it’s vital that you fight for every bit of financial relief that you can. The Law Offices of Lloyd E. Bennett, Esq., P.C. has helped our clients collect tens of millions of dollars since 1987. We can help you. Call (800) 909-8129 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Among catastrophic injuries, spinal cord injuries are among the most costly—and the most likely to be caused by an accident. The leading cause of an SCI is a traffic accident, with about 38 percent of all SCIs caused by car crashes. The second-most common cause of SCIs was falling. Numerous studies have been conducted regarding the health and economic costs of SCI.
Here are their findings:
According to the Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the minimum lifetime cost of a spine injury is $1.5 million. Paraplegia and incomplete tetraplegia were the most common forms of SCI, with a lifetime cost of $2.3 million and $3.4 million respectively. The most severe form of SCI—high tetraplegia, or paralysis from the neck down—cost victims $4.7 million in total costs over their lifetimes.
The initial hospitalization for a traumatic accident can cost up to $140,000 alone. This includes:
- Patient accommodation
- Ambulance response
- Acute treatment and rehabilitation
- The need for surgery, specialists, psychiatrists
The cost of an SCI is not limited to the hospital, however. An Australian study done on patients with different degrees of brain or spine injury found that equipment and modifications could cost up to $100,000 in the first six years, with long-term care costs adding an additional $343,000 per patient. Aides, equipment, patient travel costs, and the loss of productivity were not included in these costs.
Your Case Begins with a Free Phone Call
To find out if someone can be held responsible for your spinal cord injury, call our New Jersey catastrophic injury lawyer as soon as possible. We can offer honest, clear answers about your legal options. Our team is experienced with all aspects of a serious injury claim—from appealing a denied disability benefits application to negotiating with insurance adjusters about the settlement you deserve.
Since 1987, our firm has collected tens of millions of dollars for accident victims. Let us fight for you, explore every possible avenue of recovery, and get you the financial relief you need. We charge no upfront fees for injury cases, so you have nothing to lose—and potentially much to gain. Support is one call away.