The costs of spinal cord injuries are staggering

Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California

Spinal cord injuries are very expensive injuries that can easily eat away at a person’s life savings. The average cost of a spinal cord injury depends on the level and severity of the injury. Higher level injuries are usually more costly than lower level injuries.

The average annual care for a person with incomplete motor function at any level of injury is around $347,484 in the first year. Each year after is around $42,206. The lifetime cost would be a little over $1.5 million for a 25-year-old patient or $1.1 million for a 50-year-old patient.

A person who is a paraplegic is likely to spend an average of $518,904 in the first year and $68,739 each year after. That means that the average lifetime cost of a person with paraplegia is a little over $2.3 million for a 25-year-old patient or $1.5 million for a 50-year-old patient.

A person who has a low tetraplegia injury will spend an average of $769,351 in the first year and an average of $113,423 each year after. The average lifetime cost is a little over $3.5 million for a 25-year-old patient or $2.1 million for a 50-year-old patient.

A high tetraplegia injury is likely to cost a little over $1 million in the first year and $184,891 each year after. The average lifetime cost is a bit over $4.7 million for a 25-year-old patient or just under $2.6 million for a 50-year-old patient.

As you can see, the cost of a spinal cord injury is very high and can lead to financial ruin. Patients who were injured in an accident caused by the negligent actions of another person might choose to seek compensation to help cover some of the costs of care.

Source: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, “The Costs of Living with SCI,” accessed Jan. 27, 2016

Why Hire GBW?
Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California

Results

We’ve obtained more million dollar verdicts and settlement than any other firm in California Even one as high as $3.3 billion. These speak for themselves & show our commitment.

Learn More
Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California

Reputation

We are credible, respected, and taken seriously by the opposition. We have been named by Best Lawyers “#1 Personal Injury Law Firm in California.”

Learn More
Injury Lawyers in Los Angeles California

Resources

We invest in our clients. This means full-time investigators on staff. Our own evidence warehouse to store and preserve evidence.

Learn More

Passion for Change

Our passion stems from the impact we make in our communities.  We understand that our clients not only seek compensation, but also want to ensure others don’t have to have their experience.  Our litigation impacts change by making crosswalks safer for children, roads safer for bicyclists, cars safer to drive on, machinery safer for workers, safer communities.

Learn More

Client Testimonials


“It just feels hard [to] express how thankful we are for you to have fought so amazingly well for us and all the while having treated us like family.”


Client Testimonial

Take Action & Contact Us Today

Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP. Where Success Is a Tradition®. Let's work together to continue that tradition.

*Submit and get your free case review