Spinal Cord Injury

What Does it Take to Recover From a Spine Injury Caused by an Accident?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average annual medical cost of a traumatic spinal cord injury is $15,000 to $30,000, with an estimated lifetime cost of up to $3 million or more. As staggering as these costs are, others far outweigh them. What about loss of income and earning capacity? The loss of the ability to hug your child or walk to the park? What about the psychological effects, including depression and anxiety?

At Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP, our Maryland spine injury lawyers have served clients in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties who have suffered a serious personal injuries. We know that as much as these clients need help with medical expenses, they need help even more to support themselves and their families through what may be a lifetime of disability.

Offering Experienced, Aggressive Legal Representation for Seriously Injured Clients

For more than a decade, we have fought to hold those who have caused spinal cord damage responsible for their actions by making them compensate our clients for all current and future expenses, including:

  • Current and future medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Home healthcare aids
  • Medical equipment
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Medications

Like head and brain injuries, “minor” back and spine injuries may not be immediately symptomatic. If you have been involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, a construction accident or a slip-and-fall – or if you were injured in a bicycle or pedestrian accident – it’s important to seek medical attention. Today’s minor ache may lead to tomorrow’s chronic pain.

Did Severe Spinal Cord Damage Lead to a Wrongful Death?

The nature of spinal cord injuries may mean that an injury that happened years ago is ultimately responsible for the wrongful death of a loved one. In addition to the tragedy, there are legal issues that need to be addressed. Chances are that surviving family members may be entitled to receive compensation. A complex legal issue like this requires the attention of experienced attorneys. To learn more, please contact a lawyer at Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP.

Contact us to schedule your free consultation in Maryland

As lawyers representing clients in the Hanover and Annapolis, MD metro areas, Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP has represented hundreds who have suffered severe spine and back injuries as the result of car accidents or other kinds of accidents. To learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you need, please contact us online or call us at (443) 749-5111 to schedule your free consultation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.