Spinal Cord Injury Attorney In Bronx & Brooklyn NYC Gives Lawyer Consultations

Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) are debilitating and their effects can last the entire duration of someone's life. Potentially costing millions of dollars in care, and more in lost wages, most people suffering SCI need financial and legal help.

Living with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be very expensive. There are obvious cost like medical equipment in physical therapy, home modifications in vehicle modifications, adaptive sports equipment, as well as mental health counseling. Fortunately, many people suffering from s SCI may not have to cover these expenses out of pocket. If they have suffered an SCI because of another person’s negligence, the liable party might be liable for all injury-related losses.

In New York City, The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help you calculate what a fair settlement might look like and help you navigate the claims process. His law firm has received more than 100 5-star reviews on Google, which is a testament to Mr. Kenny’s genuine commitment to his clients’ wellbeing. Call 212-421-0300 to schedule a free consultation with a spinal cord injury attorney in New York City, or visit https://www.rmkinjurylaw.com/personal-injury/serious-injury-lawyer/

A spokesperson for the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny shared information recently posted an article covering in detail the lifetime costs of a spinal cord injury:

“The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that motor-vehicle collisions are the leading cause of SCIs. If you or someone in your family sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident with a drunk, distracted, or reckless driver, you could circumvent New York’s no-fault laws and sue the liable motorist because an SCI is considered a ‘serious injury.’ In New York, a serious injury is one that results in permanent limitation or loss of use of a body organ, member, function, or system.”

Average Yearly Costs & Estimated Lifetime Costs

According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the average yearly costs—medical bills and living expenses—of living with a spinal cord injury can range from approximately $42,000 to $184,000. These estimates are based on the medical care needed after a patient’s condition has stabilized, though, which means costs incurred during the first year are much higher. They typically range from $347,000 to more than $1 million.

Someone who sustains an SCI at age 25 can expect to spend between $1.5 million and nearly $5 million on medical care and living expenses over the course of his or her lifetime. Someone who sustains an SCI at 50 years old, on the other hand, will spend between $1 million and more than $2.5 million.

It is worth noting that these figures do not include the indirect costs of living with a spinal cord injury such as lost income and benefits, loss of earning capacity, and lost productivity. These losses amount to more than $70,000 per year on average.

The spokesperson concluded, “If someone in your family sustained an SCI in a preventable accident, turn to the spinal cord injury lawyers at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny. Our tenacious legal team has recovered more than $100 million for valued clients in successful settlements and verdicts. Call 212-421-0300 or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free case evaluation with a New York City personal injury attorney.”

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