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Spinal Injuries and Personal Injury

Some people feel that personal injury lawsuits are frivolous and are only a way to exploit the law in order to get easy money. That is simply not true. The people we represent at The Berry Law Group have been seriously injured or negatively affected by another party's disregard for common safety. We believe that you and your family should not have to suffer because someone else was negligent in their job and responsibilities. The effects of car wreck or slip and falls can be very serious and have life-long consequences financially, physically and mentally.

Spinal cord injuries are very serious and are more common than you may think. According to the CDC about 200,000 people in the US are currently living with a spinal cord injury and every year another 12,000 to 20,000 new patients are added to that number. The long term complications for a spinal cord injury can include impairments to body systems such as respiratory, urinary and gastrointestinal. Long term complications can also include psychological side effects like depression and anxiety.

It is estimated that 46% of spinal cord injuries are caused from motor vehicle accidents and another 22% are caused from falls. If you have been injured in a car wreck or slip and fall because of someone else's negligence, it is crucial that you speak with a personal injury lawyer right away. You may not be the litigious type, but a spinal cord injury can affect you not only physically for years to come, but also financially.

The CDC reports that the average annual medical cost of a spinal cord injury is about $15,000 - $30,000 per year. The estimated lifetime cost of the same injury is about $500,000 to $3 million depending on the severity of the injury. These costs should not be left to the victim to pay by themselves. In addition to your physical injuries, you should be compensated for your pain and suffering. A spinal cord injury can severely limit your daily activities and your quality of life. There is also the issue of lost wages if you have to miss work for surgeries or doctor's appointments. In some cases, your injuries may be so severe you are no longer able to work at all. Who will pay for your family in cases like this?

To some people a personal injury lawsuit may seem like a petty thing to do, but in some cases it is what is fair and is best for you and your family. At The Berry Law Group our job is not to file frivolous lawsuits but to help you get money that you and your family need to survive. A serious accident that was caused by someone's carelessness is not your fault and you should not have to suffer any more than you already have because of it.

Kimberly A. Berry

Kimberly A. Berry, Esq. is a Dean's Scholar Vanderbilt University law school graduate. She has served as lead counsel in over 100 trials and motions. Ms. Berry is dedicated to fighting hard for her clients.

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