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Spinal Cord Injury

Currently, there are over 280,000 people living with spinal cord injuries in the United States. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC)[1], around 17,000 new spinal cord injuries are diagnosed each year. What makes this particularly devastating is that most of these injuries are preventable. Research shows that approximately 35% of spinal injuries are caused by auto accidents, while another 30% are caused by falls.

If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury in a preventable accident, you have the right to seek compensation. Contact a Tampa personal injury lawyer at Darrigo & Diaz, Attorneys at Law to learn more about your rights and legal options. With more than 75 years of collective legal experience, we know how to secure the level of compensation our clients deserve.

Why Should You Contact Darrigo & Diaz?

  • Nadine Diaz is a board certified expert in civil trial law
  • We have been serving injured victims in Tampa since 1999
  • We have won over $200 million on behalf of our clients
  • You won’t pay any fees unless we win your case

Contact an attorney at Darrigo & Diaz to request your FREE initial consultation.

The Average Lifetime Cost of a Spinal Cord Injury

According to recent estimates, the average cost of a spinal cord injury can reach hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars over a victim’s lifetime—depending on the severity of the injury. On average, those who have suffered a spinal cord injury will spend 12 days in the hospital, as well as 40 days in a rehabilitation center.

If a victim is 25 years old at the time they are injured, they can expect to pay:

  • $4,720,000 in estimated lifetime costs if they are quadriplegic
  • $2,310,000 in estimated lifetime costs if they are paraplegic
  • $1,580,000 in lifetime costs if they have partial paralysis

These figures only reflect healthcare costs and living expenses incurred as a result of a spinal cord injury; they do not include indirect costs, such as wage loss and loss of earning capacity. More importantly, they do not factor in compensation for the pain, suffering, and mental anguish a personal injury victim will inevitably experience.

With so much on the line, it is crucial that you hire a Tampa personal injury attorney with the experience, skill, and legal know-how to fight for maximum compensation if you have suffered a catastrophic injury. At Darrigo & Diaz, Attorneys at Law, we have recovered more than $200 million in damages on behalf of our clients.

Learn More About Your Options in a Free Case Evaluation

Have you suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for all of your economic and non-economic losses—including compensation for your hospital bills, ongoing medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and more. Find out how the legal team at Darrigo & Diaz can help you seek justice by giving us a call today.

Our team is available 24/7. Contact our office today to arrange a free case evaluation.

[1] https://www.nscisc.uab.edu/Public/Facts%202016.pdf


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