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Finding the Right Spinal Cord Injury Attorney for Your Motorcycle Accident

motorcycle rider in vintage gear adjusting googles | Finding the Right Spinal Cord Injury Attorney for Your Motorcycle AccidentAlthough all injuries can be potentially life-threatening, few are as traumatic as spinal cord injuries, which can literally transform the existence of the victim and their family, suddenly—and forever. The difficulties navigating what was once considered nothing more than an ordinary life can truly be unimaginable. Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries can be a common injury resulting from a motorcycle accident. Motorcycles have none of the protection that automobiles do—there is no steel cage, airbags and seat belt restraints to protect the body. 

If the motorcyclist is not wearing a helmet and protective clothing, then there is literally nothing to protect the fragile body from being slammed into a vehicle, a fixed object or the pavement. There are between 3500 and 4500 fatalities which result from motorcycle collisions each year, and over 80,000 are seriously injured. In fact, motorcyclists are as much as 27 times more likely to die in a crash and 8 times more likely to be injured than the occupants of a passenger vehicle involved in a crash.

The Trauma of Spinal Cord Injuries

Of the more than 11,000 cases of spinal cord injuries recorded annually in the United States, nearly half of those are the direct result of an automobile accident, and motorcycle accidents rank at the top. When the delicate spinal cord is damaged it can result in impairment or loss of bodily functions. This impairment can include paralysis, lowered or lost organ function and a decreased ability of the immune system to function properly leaving the body vulnerable to infection and disease.

Should the spinal cord be totally severed total paralysis of the body below the point of the trauma is likely. Even if the spinal cord is not severed, if it is severely injured the victim can suffer numbness or tingling in different body parts, dizziness, severe and chronic pain, an increase in respiratory diseases, loss of sensation in various body parts and an inability by the body to properly regulate body temperature.

Further Reading: Intersection Accidents can be Deadly

Expenses Related to Spinal Cord Injuries

For those who have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of their motorcycle accident not only is the physical and emotional trauma resulting from the injuries severe, the expenses related to the injuries can be truly astronomical.  Spinal cord injuries are disabling and debilitating, and many of those who have suffered such an injury will require extensive medical care and personal assistance for the remainder of their lives.

Those who suffer partial paralysis following a spinal cord injury can easily incur over $198,000 in injury-related expenses in the first year alone. For the victim who is fully paralyzed, those expenses in the first year can exceed $417,000. Remember, these numbers are for medical expenses alone. These estimates do not factor in the costs associated with the victim’s lost income or the emotional cost of a lowered quality of life, depression, and the inevitable burden on the victim’s personal relationships.

As you can see, the cost of a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming, and if you have suffered such an injury it’s important that you have an experienced personal injury attorney who has a solid background in motorcycle accidents and spinal cord injuries in your corner. You will be dealing with your injuries and the changes those injuries have brought to your life and you shouldn’t have to deal with a legal fight at the same time. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will take those worries off your hands, and be a strong advocate in your corner to fight the legal battles that you simply may not be able to do during this difficult time. Although no amount of money could make up for the devastating changes to your future, your attorney will work hard to reach a settlement which fully compensates you not only for your medical expenses—both present and future—but for your lost wages as well as your pain and emotional trauma.  An experienced attorney will review your situation thoroughly and take legal action while you have the opportunity to begin to put your life back together.

Contact Our Experienced Broomfield Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Broomfield Personal Injury Attorneys Hull & ZimmermanIf you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury in Broomfield, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, or anywhere in Colorado, it is important to contact our experienced personal injury attorneys immediately. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., our committed personal injury lawyers are dedicated to the belief that everyone deserves justice. Contact us at (303) 423-1770 or (866) 385-3505.

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience representing injured accident victims in Broomfield, Arvada, Superior, Lafayette, Louisville, Erie, Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn, Westminster, Thornton, Longmont, and throughout Colorado.

 

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