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There are millions of people in the United States who suffer a life of of paralysis. Studies conducted by the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center show average costs for the most common forms of paralysis to be over $100,000 per year. In addition to the high cost of healthcare, most paralysis cases involve losses of wages and sometimes loss of career and associated future earnings. The lifetime costs for most paralysis victims were shown to be over seven figures for all four major types of paralysis that were sampled.

If you have experienced serious injury and are facing the loss of function, talk to Litster Frost Injury Lawyers. Litster Frost has successfully represented many individuals throughout Idaho who have suffered from a wide variety of both partial and complete paralysis.

Dealing with Paralysis Daily

Depending on the severity of the paralysis, an injured individual may not have mobility without assistance. Suffers may need part-time or even full-time care. But paralysis can extend into many other issues than simply a loss of mobility. For example, many people with paralysis cope with difficult muscle spasms, complications loss from muscle mass, infections, rash from sitting or lying down with little movement, issues with bladder or bowel control, difficulty regulating body temperature, heart conditions, and more.

As difficult as the physical issues are, the financial concerns can be just as challenging. Over the lifetime of a person with paralysis, there are many direct and indirect costs to consider. In addition to medical care, unexpected costs associated with:

  • Personal medical equipment, such as wheelchairs
  • Accessibility modifications to vehicles
  • Accessibility modifications to homes
  • Other costs

There are other costs to consider as well such as lost wages, loss of benefits from an employer, loss in productivity, and loss of future ability to earn a living.

Spinal Cord Injury – The Most Common Cause of Paralysis

One of the leading causes of paralysis is spinal cord injury and almost 80% of these injuries are preventable. Of these preventable injuries, most are involve car accidents and workplace injuries.

According to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, workplace accidents make up 28% of spinal cord injuries and 24% are caused by motor vehicle accidents. Often, spinal cord injuries occurs at work, in a vehicle accident caused by another driver, or on a premises where negligence may have led to the accident are the basis for an injury claim or lawsuit.

Where to Look for Help in Boise, Idaho

If you are looking for legal help in a catastrophic injury case or paralysis case in the Boise area, then look no further than Litster Frost Injury Lawyers. Our personal injury team has the experience you should expect from council representing you for something as serious as paralysis. Call us today to learn how we may be able to help you with your case.

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