Some of the most devastating New Jersey car accidents result in spinal cord injuries that can forever change the victim’s quality of life. Calculating the cost of a spinal cord injury is an important but difficult part of pursuing compensation following an injury accident. Spinal cord injuries are particularly hard to calculate because they often result in permanent losses. A skilled personal injury attorney will work with medical professionals to determine the severity of the injuries, the chances of a recovery, and the potential losses sustained by the victim.
A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit that victims of New Jersey car accidents can file against the driver responsible for the accident. During the claim process, victims will have to show or prove what they have lost and how much they will lose in the future because of their injuries. To determine current and future losses, there are many questions that must be asked.
Did the victim require emergency medical attention? Were there expensive tests and medical procedures performed following the accident? Did the victim miss work because of the accident? Did the accident result in a spinal cord injury that either limits the amount of work the victim can perform or even prevents the victim from ever working again? Will the victim require physical therapy, additional treatments, prescription drugs, or medical devices? Did the victim suffer physical pain or mental anguish? Does the victim continue to suffer following the accident?