Damages awarded in a personal injury lawsuit involving a spinal cord injury can be extensive, reflecting the serious, costly, and permanent nature of many spinal cord injuries. The first thing to consider in monetary damages is the amount of medical care required from the time of the accident into the future.
It’s likely that an individual with a spinal cord injury will need ongoing treatment and medical care, including adaptive equipment to allow them to return to their homes. Secondly, a person with a spinal cord injury will likely not be able to return to work in the same capacity as before, effecting their lifetime earning.
Thirdly, there is an arbitrary amount assigned to the pain, suffering, and inability to enjoy the activities they once did. Together, the damages in a spinal cord injury case can be very large, often $1 million or more.
An experienced personal injury attorney can provide greater insight into your case and possible damages awarded after a spinal cord injury.