Our bodies are our most precious asset. For just a moment, imagine how different life would be if your body was suddenly and permanently injured. Some injuries are not life altering, but not so with spinal cord injuries. Thousands of people annually suffer severe spinal cord injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence.
12,000+ Spinal Cord Injuries Annually
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center reports that an estimated 12,500 individuals suffer a spinal cord injury each year. It is important to note that this number does not include individuals that succumb to their injuries at the scene of an accident. More than 80% of new spinal cord injury cases happen to males.
For a spinal cord injury victim, not only has everyday life radically changed, is frequently accompanied by excruciating, unrelenting pain. For my clients and their families, holding the responsible parties accountable is not only about fair compensation, but also about doing everything I can to prevent this from happening to another innocent individual.
The Leading Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in the US
Spinal cord injuries are primarily due to auto, motorcycle, ATV or other type of motor vehicle accident. This is followed closely by injuries sustained from falls, violence and contact sports. Some spinal cord injuries are self induced because of speed or carelessness, however many injuries occur because of the negligence of others.
For victims of spinal cord injuries, life is forever changed; Even simple tasks become challenging or impossible. Long term rehabilitation is often required. Physical tasks may need to be re-learned, if it is even physically possible to do so following their injury. Continued care, physical therapy, medication, and possible complications become a fact of life for the victim and his/her family.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, call me today!