It goes without saying that the nature of a Arizona spinal cord injury is such that the amount of damages that may be recovered against a party responsible for causing such injury is substantial. The average out-of-pocket cost of coping with a Arizona spinal cord injury in the first year can be as high as $572,000 for the most severe injuries. For each year after that, the average cost is approximately $102,000. The average Arizona spinal cord injury costs approximately $250,000 in the first year and $30,000 for each year after that. The figures below do not include any indirect damages such as lost in wages, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. All of these damages continue throughout the life of a victim.