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Price Tag of Spinal Cord InjurySo just how much does a spinal cord injury cost? The cost of a spinal cord injury depends largely on the type of injury you suffered, the degree of disability, and the age you are at the time of the accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a car accident victim who suffers from high tetraplegia will require at least $1 million in total specialized care during the first year alone. The lifetime cost of a severe spinal cord injury totals well over $4 million over the course of an average lifetime. This figure, while astronomically high, does not even take into consideration other financial burdens, such as:
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Adaptations to your home, such as ramps or lifts
- Specialized vehicles
- Wheelchairs and other disability equipment
- Private health care premiums
- Out of pocket travel expenses to doctor visits and specialists
- And more
How Much Compensation Should I ask?Your Denver personal injury lawyer will discuss your prognosis with physicians and healthcare professionals to determine how much compensation you will need to adapt to your new disability. Without a lawyer on your side, insurance companies may attempt to low-ball you and offer you a settlement that is far less than you actually need to recover.
Contact an Aurora and Denver Personal Injury AttorneyIf you or someone you love has been injured by another driver’s negligence, it is important to retain the services of an experienced Denver personal injury attorney immediately. At the law offices of John R. Fuller, P.C., we fight aggressively for our injured accident victims and their families. We understand the numerous spinal cord complications that can arise after a devastating accident and work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the money you need to recover. Contact our Denver personal injury attorneys for a free initial consultation to learn how we can help. Call us at 303-597-4500. We’re available 24/7 by phone, fax and e-mail.
According to USA today, there was a dispute over a basketball game that led to two men on board an elevated train to be shot. The dispute was between the Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers game. After the 76ers’ lost to the Bulls, a Bulls fan was quarreling with two younger males before he was shot. The shooting occurred when the man exited the train at 46th Street in West Philadelphia. The second man who was shot was a man that was trying to calm down the individuals who were fighting. Both men were taken to the hospital for minor wounds and are expected to make full recoveries. Police have not caught the suspects in question. The Bulls released an official statement about how they’re saddened to hear the news of the dispute and shooting.
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The Bureau of Justice reported that in 2010, about 1.8 million nonfatal violent victimization’s were committed by strangers. Violent victimization means anything from rape, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, and simple assault. Violent crimes committed by strangers accounted for about 38% of all nonfatal violence in 2010. Simple assault accounted for 60% of crimes committed by strangers, followed by aggravated assault, robbery, and rape or sexual assault. From the years 2005 to 2010, 62% of violent crimes were committed in public places. Of those victimized by strangers about 22% of victims were injured, compared to 31% of victims who knew their offender. In 2010, only 10% of the violent crimes committed by strangers involved a gun. In 2010 victims between the ages of 19-24 years old were the most affected by violent crimes. Young adults between the ages 18 to 32 had the highest rate of violent victimization by strangers among all age groups every year since 1993. There is not a get disparity of crimes rates between races or persons based on their educational level. Anyone can be a victim of violence.
If you have been injured by a person’s negligent or violent behavior contact Denver personal injury lawyer John Fuller. A dedicated and experienced personal injury Lawyer can help you get the financial compensation you need to cover any medical bills. Also holding a person accountable for their behavior means bringing about justice. If your injuries kept you from going to work seeking compensation for missed wages is important. Don’t let someones behavior that caused you injuries go unaccounted for. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help make sure that your case has adequate evidence to prove the other person is financially liable for your pain and suffering. Call John Fuller for a free consultation at (303) 594 4500 today.
The Denver Post reported an accident where an RTD Bus hit a pedestrian. The bus that hit him was the 15 Limited and was turning left from southbound Broadway onto East Colfax Ave. The eyewitness said that he was an arm’s reach away from the man when the accident happened. The witness said that the man had waited for a car in front of the bus to pass, then he stepped out in front of the on coming RTD Bus. The witness insisted that the pedestrian stepped out in front of the bus on purpose. The driver of the bus was shocked but not injured. The man was rushed to a hospital but no other details about his injuries have been released.
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2010, over 4,000 pedestrians were killed in pedestrian-car collisions. Over 70,000 pedestrians were injured in 2010. This means that a pedestrian was killed every two hours and injured every eight minutes in traffic crashes in 2010. The most common time for pedestrian-car accidents to occur is during the nighttime, over 68% of pedestrian fatalities occurred at night. Most people are out enjoying the weather on nice days in Colorado. That coincidentally is when over 80% of pedestrian fatalities occurred. Almost three-fourths of pedestrian fatalities occurred in an urban setting versus a rural setting. This means that the highest chance you have of being in a pedestrian-car accident is when in cities on a clear sunny day. It is important as a pedestrian to decrease your chances of being hit by obeying the pedestrian laws and crossing signals. However, children 15 and young accounted for 7% of the pedestrians killed by motor vehicles. As a driver it is important to always check for pedestrians in blind spots and in crosswalks. There were over 51,000 accidents that involved buses in 2005 according to National Transportation Statistics. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that commercial vehicles accidents accounted for nearly 5,000 fatalities in in 2006.If you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian-car accident contacting Denver public transportation accident lawyer John Fuller can help you. A dedicated lawyer will ensure that you get the medical care you require and help you recover financial compensation. When you are a pedestrian you are exposed to more elements. Unlike the driver in a car, a pedestrian has less protection from a collision. If you have been injured in a pedestrian-car accident it is important to seek medical attention immediately, but also important to look for signs of injury well after the accident. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent. Contacting an accident lawyer will help ensure that all the medical care you require will be done and that your rights are protected. When involved in a public transportation accident the statute of limitations may be significantly shorter, meaning that you have less time to act. Seeking financial compensation for injuries after being hit by a car is important. The medical bills, lost wages, and the possibility of having life-altering injuries can cause a need to be financially compensated. Call John Fuller today for A FREE Injury Case Consultation (303) 597-4500.