Medical care and living expenses can be significant for spinal cord injury victims. The average lifetime cost of spinal cord injuries varies greatly depending on the severity of the injury and the victim’s age. Typically, costs range from approximately $1,000,000 to in excess of $4,000,000.
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the average yearly expenses (in 2010 dollars) are as follows:
- High Tetraplegia: $985,774 for the first year and $171,183 for every subsequent year.
- Low Tetraplegia: $712,308 for the first year and $105,013 for every subsequent year.
- Paraplegia: $480,431 for the first year and $63,643 for every subsequent year.
- Incomplete Motor Function at any level: $321,720 for the first year and $39,077 for every subsequent year.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in a Kansas City motor vehicle accident, fall, or other incident, you may have the right to recover damages for your injuries. An experienced Kansas City personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and fight hard for your fair and just recovery.
To learn more about your legal rights and to help secure your financial future and get the resources you need to survive, please call our Kansas City personal injury law firm and speak with a Kansas City spinal cord injury lawyer today. We can be reached at (816) 471- 5111 or (888) 348-2616.