Spinal cord injuries are potentially life-altering and are difficult to value. There are tangible costs associated with these claims that the injury victim should be reimbursed for: past and future medical expenses, equipment costs, lost income, and costs for house or vehicle modification. However, the intangible is one of the hardest to value for many. The injury victim lost a piece of their life and must be reimbursed for their loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and loss of companionship. The impact on the life of an injury victim is substantial and an injury victim with a life-altering injury deserves an advocate who will fight on their behalf.