As we discussed in our previous blog post, spinal cord injuries can affect the person who suffered the injury, as well as the people who care for that person. The effects of this type of catastrophic injury are far-reaching. Every person in the victim's immediate family will have to deal with the effects of the injury, to some extent.
If you have suffered from a spinal cord injury that occurred because of an accident that could be attributed to someone's negligence, you might opt to seek compensation for your injury. Compensation isn't going to take the effects of the injury away, but it can help you to get the help that you need to live your life. We can help you learn about how you can seek compensation.
The fact of the matter is that spinal cord injuries are costly injuries. These injuries hit you financially in two ways -- they cause hefty medical bills and they take away your ability to earn your income. This is especially difficult because you might feel helpless since you can't just pick up more hours at work to help out. You might feel like you are a burden on your loved ones — even when you are not — since you are now unable to work.
We understand that you need to hold the person who caused your accident accountable and that you need to get financial help. A personal injury lawsuit can do both of these at the same time. You must take action quickly because you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out.