Important Steps to Take After a Spinal Cord Motor Vehicle Injury
- Dan T. Matrafajlo
- Fri Apr 2023
- Auto Accident,
A serious motor vehicle accident can cause life altering injuries that will significantly impact all aspects of your life and the lives of your loved ones. Spinal cord injuries are among one of the most common and serious types of accident injuries that leave victims permanently suffering. Traffic collisions remain the top cause of spinal trauma. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), motor vehicle accidents comprise 46% of all serious spinal cord injury cases.
Depending on the severity of the spinal cord injury, victims can incur approximately a lifetime cost of $500,000 to more than $3 million. If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle crash that resulted in a spinal cord injury, you may be entitled to compensation. To ensure you get the full compensation you deserve from the liable party, you should immediately consult with an experienced New Jersey spinal cord injury attorney.
Important Steps to Take After an Accident that Injured the Spine
When you are injured in a motor vehicle accident that results in spinal cord damage, time is of the essence. It is imperative that you seek immediate medical attention. The amount of time between and injury and the treatment received can be a critical factor in the extent of your complications and future recovery.
Moreover, the steps that you take following an accident are important to prevent any additional injuries. The following are important steps to take after car crash involving a spinal cord injury:
- Call 911 – if you are able to do so.
- The victim should keep still.
- The victim should not be moved until first responders arrive at the scene of the accident and precautionary measures are taken.
- If bleeding, basic first aid should be administered until the ambulance arrives, taking care that the victim’s head and neck are not moved.
- Seek immediate medical care.
Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
Filing a claim against the party who caused you to suffer spinal cord injuries will not undo the harm caused. But it can help you obtain the money damages you need to support yourself and get the best medical treatment you need for your injuries.
An experienced New Jersey spinal cord injury lawyer can help you get compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and trauma
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Call a New Jersey Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered any type of spinal cord or back injury in an accident caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party, an experienced New Jersey spinal cord injury attorney can help. Call Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law, LLC at 732.723.8840 to schedule a free, complimentary consultation with our legal team today.