Few bicycle crash injuries are more severe than those involving the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can occur if the cyclist is thrown off their bike or is struck in a collision. Sometimes the impact with the ground is so severe the spinal cord is damaged.
When paralysis occurs, it generally affects the area below the point of damage to the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries may involve the cervical or neck region, the thoracic or mid-back region, the lumbar or lower back region, or the sacral or bottom portion of the spine. Depending upon which area of the spinal cord is affected, paralysis may be complete or partial.
Paralysis is a life-altering injury. Someone who is paralyzed, even partially, requires extensive, life-long care. For someone with full paralysis, constant medical care is needed.
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Arrangements often need to be made before care can even begin. Most homes are not equipped to meet the needs of someone suffering from paralysis. Although some homes can be altered to better meet the needs of the injured biker, many families will be required to purchase or even construct a new home.
Expensive medical equipment is required to meet the needs of the paralyzed cyclist. You will likely require a powerful electric wheelchair and a van to carry it. In a matter of weeks, the costs related to the injuries and paralysis can easily exceed $100,000. Add to that the enormous medical bills and you can see how it is easy to feel overwhelmed.
Even if you have great medical insurance and a good savings set aside, few people are prepared for the life-altering costs associated with paralysis.
There are many costs when you sustain a spinal cord injury in a bicycle crash. You will likely be unable to work and your hobbies and other activities will be severely limited. Many of the dreams you have for your life will need to be altered.
These are problems that no amount of money can repair. A large settlement will pay your medical bills, cover lost wages, and may even provide for a home, but you will never regain your physical abilities.
In cases of paralysis, no amount of money is truly fair or just. The loss of freedom is simply too great. But with an ample settlement, you can focus on your family and your happiness and not have to be consumed with fears of bills or the wellbeing of your children.
When you contact Kass & Moses, you are reaching out to a firm with over 25 years of experience helping injured cyclists. We understand what it is like to suffer from devastating injuries, and we fight tirelessly for the rights of the clients we serve. Throughout your case, we will be just a phone call away.
You will not receive a bill for our services unless we win your case. With Kass & Moses bicycle injury lawyers on your side, you can focus on your family and your future.