Spinal cord injuries can be some of the worst, dilapidating injuries one can experience. Many times these types of injuries can be permanent, and their spinal cord injury can lead to drastic changes in ones’ life. Motor vehicle collisions, acts of violence, sports-related injuries, slip and falls, and other incidents that cause injury or compression to the nerve cells of the spinal cord are some of the main causes of spinal cord injuries and may effect the brain as well. Approximately 250,000 Americans currently suffer from some form of spinal cord injuries, and there are about 11,000 new cases every year in the US.
More than 50% of all spinal cord injuries result in quadriplegia, which usually requires an average hospital stay of 95 days and costs approximately $120,000 in medical expenses. The total monetary expense related to a spinal cord injury depends upon many factors, including the age of the victim at the time of the accident. For an individual who sustains a spinal cord injury at the age of 25, the average lifetime medical cost for quadriplegia will be around $1.35 million. The average age of victims is 30 years old, and only 51 percent of injured individuals are covered by private health insurance. The monetary figures mentioned only represent medical costs and do not take into account the physical and emotional pain and suffering of the victims, the loss of wages, and the financial and emotional burdens that the spinal cord injury places on the victims’ family members.
A spinal cord injury case can be very complicated, and you need experienced and aggressive attorneys to successfully handle your Nevada spinal cord injury case. The law firm of Benson and Bingham has the experience that is required to successfully represent challenging spinal cord injuries. Benson and Bingham is a family owned and run personal injury law firm that handles Las Vegas injury accidents. Our attorneys base their success on the relationships we build with our clients and can be seen by the over $24,000,000 we were able to secure for our clients in 2010 and 2011. Contact us today for a free consultation!