What are the Short and Long-Term Medical and Financial Implications of a Spinal Cord Injury Suffered During a Motorcycle Crash?

A motorcycle crash can leave you with severe spinal cord injuries. A lawyer can help review your case to determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim for compensation.

Medical Implications of a Spinal Cord Injury

The short-term medical action starts at the scene of your motorcycle crash and in the emergency room. Doctors and medics will immobilize your neck and back right away to prevent any further damage and stabilize your breathing. Once you are stable you will be cared for in the intensive care unit for further treatment which may include medication, metal braces for stabilization, surgery or experimental treatment in some cases.

In the long-term you may suffer paralysis and permanent damages including complications with:

  • bladder control,
  • bowel control,
  • impaired skin sensation,
  • circulatory control,
  • respiratory issues and/or
  • sexual health issues.

Financial Implications of a Spinal Cord Injury

Short-term and long-term financial costs of a spinal cord injury from an accident will include:

  • emergency room/hospitalization bills,
  • medication/treatment costs and
  • lost wages (if you are able to return to work).
  • extended physical therapy,
  • emotional counseling,
  • technology purchases for coping (wheelchair or electronic aids) and
  • lost wages (if you are unable to return to work at all).

Consult with an experienced attorney who has dealt with motorcycle cases to see if taking legal action and filing a personal injury claim is right for you. If you do file a claim lawyers can help ease some of the stress of the process from you and your loved ones. Call our office any time at 888-207-0905.  

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.