Spinal Surgery after Auto Accidents – Our Law Firm Will Cover the Costs
Were you involved in an auto accident? If so, you might have suffered a number of injuries. One of the most devastating injuries and most difficult to deal with is a spinal injury. Did you suffer an injury to your spine during a car accident? If so, you might be in urgent need of a spinal surgery. It is also possible that you are thinking about taking legal action against the party or entity that contributed to the harm that you suffered. If you are interested in suing for your spinal injury, you must seek legal assistance as soon as possible.
You can trust the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group to effectively handle your spinal cord injury claim arising from a car accident. Our lawyers have many years of experience handling all sorts of personal injury claims – always fighting for the rights of victims and their families. If you would like to learn more about your right to pursue a claim, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
Auto Accidents and Negligence
Why do these tragic auto accidents occur? In most cases, the auto accidents that injure innocent victims occur due to the negligence of others. How does negligence work in car accidents? The answer is simple. All drivers owe all other drivers or parties on the road a specific duty of care – they must exercise caution to prevent any accidents that could harm others. By speeding, tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, ignoring traffic laws, and disregarding the safety of others, drivers can breach the duty of care owed to others and can cause an accident. Based on the breach of duty, they can be found negligent and liable for the accident. Without a doubt, negligence is a recurring cause of auto accidents – typically, the negligence of other drivers. However, the negligence of other entities could also contribute to car accidents.
Spinal Injuries – a Common but Devastating Result of Car Accidents
Car accidents could result in a number of injuries. Undeniably, one of the most traumatic injuries is a spinal injury. Spinal injuries could be debilitating and disabling. Spinal injuries could also result in paralysis – paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending on the specific details surrounding the injury. Spinal injuries are usually categorized into either complete spinal injuries or incomplete spinal injuries. Complete spinal injuries typically result in permanent damage, while incomplete injuries consist of partial damage.
How Much Do Spine Surgeries Cost?
Two of the most common types of spinal surgeries (spinal fusion surgeries) include anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) as well as posterior lumbar fusion (PLF). These procedures are used in patients dealing with pain and/or instability in either the upper or lower spine.
The average national costs (based on data from 2012) for ACDF procedure were approximately $14,000; the average costs for a PLF procedure were approximately $26,000. However, looking at an average cost doesn’t tell the whole story. The costs of these procedures can range significantly. For example, the ACDF can range from $11,000 to $25,000; likewise, the PLF could range from $20,000 to $37,000. Why do these costs range so much? Without a doubt, every specific procedure is different. There might be a combination of injuries that make the procedure entirely more complicated. Likewise, there could be complications during the procedure that bring up the costs. It is also important to note that these costs range regionally.
According to data from 2001 to 2010, there were approximately 3.6 million spinal fusion surgeries performed in the country. The total cost of these procedures surpassed the $287 billion mark.
Without a doubt, spinal surgeries can be very expensive; however, with the appropriate aid, even those who cannot afford these surgeries could get them. Those in need of these surgeries should never have to worry about how they will be able to afford them. Unfortunately, the cost of the actual procedure is just the beginning; there are many costs than come later.
Other Costs Associated with Spinal Surgeries
The cost of the surgery is just the beginning – there are many other costs that come later and that are directly associated with the surgery. This includes the costs of in-home care, medical supplies, long-term living assistance, rehabilitation, and even prescriptions. Someone who recently had spinal surgery will be unable to work for some time; therefore, these costs will steadily pile up and can quickly result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt. This simply creates additional stress which can negatively affect recovery.
Our Law Firm Will Cover the Costs
If you suffered a spine injury in a car accident, you might be in urgent need of a spinal surgery. Although your doctor might be urging you to have the surgery as soon as possible, you might be hesitating to make the final decision because of the overwhelming cost of the surgery. Although it is possible that you filed an insurance claim and will eventually receive a payout, the spinal surgery cannot wait until you have the funds. When you allow the experts at our law firm to handle your claim, you can be certain that we will do everything within our power to ensure that you receive the care you need to begin your recovery – this includes getting your much needed spine surgery. Our firm is ready to cover all your costs – including your surgery and any other costs associated with recovery. Our firm will cover all medical fees so that you can focus on your health and making a recovery.
Contact us Today
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we are dedicated to making the legal process as simple as possible. We offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During our free consultations and free second opinions, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and provide you with all the information that you might need to either start or continue your claim against the party or entity that contributed to the harm that you suffered. Our lawyers are ready to provide you with all the information that you need to pursue your claim. To benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.
Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee. Our Zero-Fee guarantee ensures that our clients will never be required to cover any upfront legal fees for any of our legal services. Our firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome (all fees will come from the compensation that you recover). If you do not win, you will not be required to pay anything. If you would like to speak with our experts and benefit from our free legal services, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.