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What kind of compensation is available for spinal cord injuries?

Eisenberg, Cutt, Kendell & Olson

What kind of compensation is available for spinal cord injuries? If a person suffers a spinal cord injury, I’m sometimes asked what sort of compensation can I expect. Of course, that depends on the circumstances of the injury and the duration and severity of the injury. With spinal cord cases, we typically know a few things. First, there’s going to be an expensive rehab. Second, if the injury is severe, we’re going to have typically an impact upon earnings and work. Third and the most difficult, spinal cord injuries typically will create the need for services such as nursing services, custodial care services, medical services and when a person gets older if they have a spinal cord injury, those expenses get larger. An experienced lawyer, who handles spinal cord injury, knows that they need a team of experts to evaluate the patient, looking not only at what’s going to be necessary right now but what’s going to be necessary for many years now in the road as that patient ages. In most cases of spinal cord injury, the damages that an experienced lawyer can present to a jury winds into the millions of dollars.