Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 273,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries today. Currently, there are 12,000 new spinal cord injuries per year. Spinal cord injuries primarily affect young adults—it is estimated that nearly half of all injuries occur between the ages of 16 and 30. Generally, there are three areas of the body where spinal cord injuries can occur: Cervical Injuries (neck), Thoracic Injuries (chest level) and Lumbar Sacral Injuries (lower back). The most common causes of spinal cord injuries include:

  • Accidents involving alcohol
  • Boating Accidents
  • Disease
  • Diving Accidents
  • Electric Shock
  • Industrial Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Severe Falls
  • Sports Injuries
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Violence
  • Workplace Accidents

A spinal cord injury can cause permanent changes to a victim’s strength, sensation, and/or body function. When a person is injured because of an act or omission of another, he or she is often left with an injury that affects every aspect of their life. Spinal cord injuries are physical in nature, but they result in emotional anguish because the victim’s quality of life is altered. Everyday activities become difficult and stressful. Victims are often left to wonder if they can overcome future obstacles after an injury.

The average annual medical cost for a spinal cord injury costs thousands of dollars each year, and can cost millions of dollars over a person’s lifetime depending on the severity of the injury. Medical costs can include:

  • Chiropractic Care
  • Hospital Stays
  • Nutritional Management
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Procedures
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Rehabilitation
  • Surgery

If you or a loved one have become paraplegic, quadriplegic, or have suffered any other type of spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence or intentional act of another, you or your loved one deserves the highest quality care and compensation for your injury. When other people are responsible, they need to be held accountable for the extent of your physical and emotional damages.

You should not have to pay for a life-changing injury that was caused by another. Each spinal cord injury case is unique. It is important you hire an attorney who understands the medical costs and needs of their clients. The Kansas City spinal cord injury lawyers at the Krause and Kinsman Law Firm are dedicated to helping you make the most of your recovery to aid your transition to a more comfortable lifestyle. In times of distress or vulnerability, you and your loved ones need representation that will support you and guide you through the recovery process. Our attorneys will not overlook any detail related to your injury. We understand the traumatic events you and your loved ones have gone through, and will go through in the future. Our firm will advance all expenses for your case and protect your rights. We don’t get paid unless you get paid. Call us today for a free consultation.