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Finances and independence are impacted by a spinal cord injury

Throughout each day, you count on your back to help you do tasks. Without your back functioning properly, you probably couldn't do all the things you do now. Many people don't think about how much of an impact any sort of back injury can have on their lives, but there are some real limitations that you will face if your back is injured.

Your spinal cord runs down your back. If this is injured, you might be facing permanent effects. Your way of life could be forever altered. In some cases, this will cause paralysis or other impacts that leave you dependent on other people for the rest of your life. This is a troubling thought for people who have always been very independent.

One thing that we want you to remember is that you do have the option of seeking compensation if the injury was the result of someone's negligence. Since these injuries often come with the need for expensive medical care, a reduction or loss of income and the need for assistive devices, it is easy to see why victims might choose to pursue monetary compensation.

When you seek compensation, you are demanding that the liable party takes the financial burden off of you. This doesn't mean that you will have unfettered access to money. Instead, we have to determine the dollar amount of compensation that you deserve. If you settle the case out of court, this amount should be in your mind during the negotiations. If your case goes to trial, the jury will decide this amount. In both cases, the past, present and future expenses must be factored in since you can't approach the defendant for more money when your funds run low.

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