Car Accident Cause a Brain or Spinal Cord Injury?
Our Reno Automobile Accident Attorney is Ready to Help
Car accidents can cause catastrophic injury to innocent individuals. Additionally, they are a leading cause of traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries. After these injuries, you may struggle to pay for the costs of medical and rehabilitative care. Unfortunately, most insurance policies will not cover all necessary treatment.
Reno automobile accident attorney Eric A. Stovall is a former insurance agent. Thus, he is keenly aware of the ways insurance companies attempt to minimize their claim payouts to those who need it most. He has the experience and knowledge to fight against the insurance company. He wants to ensure injured individuals receive necessary treatment and then have best quality of life possible.
Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 17.3 percent of all traumatic brain injuries result from motor vehicle accidents, second only to slip and fall accidents. Additionally, car and truck accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury-related death. For survivors, it is unbelievably expensive to pay for medical bills, rehabilitative treatment and long-term care.
Insurance companies often fight families who are struggling to pay ever-rising costs. They may even force injured individuals out of hospitals or rehabilitative centers early due to their refusal to pay. This can result in the individual not receiving the best quality of care available. Furthermore, it may also result in premature death due to the lack of necessary medical treatment.
Car Accidents and Spinal Cord Injury
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injury, accounting for 46 percent of new cases annually. Depending on where the trauma occurred on the vertebra and the severity of the accident, it can cause temporary and permanent neurological impairment. This can then lead to loss of mobility and inability to regulate the respiratory, urinary and gastrointestinal systems. While medical advances have made great strides in the life expectancy for victims, spinal cord injury can lead to early death due to major organ failure.
Individuals with spinal cord injuries will face life-long treatment costs that can exceed thousands of dollars annually. The costs of wheelchairs as well as modifications to vehicles and housing can greatly exceed what most individuals can pay on their own. Families often discover their insurance will not cover all the treatments and modifications necessary.
Contact Our Reno Automobile Accident Lawyer Today
If you have been a victim of a car accident resulting in a head injury or spinal injuries, then do not attempt to settle with an insurance company alone. You need a qualified personal injury attorney at your side. Brain and spinal cord injuries require expensive life-long treatment that causes extreme financial and emotional hardship on individuals and families. Please contact our law firm now to fight for your loved one’s right to receive the necessary medical treatment and compensation.