What Are The Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries?
A spinal cord injury disrupts communication between the brain and the body. Spinal cord injuries can be sustained from damage to the cord itself or due to injury to surrounding bones, tissues or blood vessels. Depending on the site and severity of the injury, sensory, motor and involuntary reflexes such as speaking, walking or even breathing may be impacted.
Spinal Cord Injuries Can Be Physically, Emotionally And Financially Overwhelming
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you may be able to file a claim for extensive compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to the injury. Contact a lawyer specializing in personal injury as soon as possible to make sure your legal rights are protected.
According to Mayo Clinic information, the most common causes of spinal cord injuries are:
- Car accidents and motorcycle accidents (50%)
- Falls (22%), which are the leading cause in people over the age of 65
- Impact sports, diving, trampoline and other sports-related accidents (8%)
- Infections and diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, polio and arthritis
If someone else’s negligent or criminal act (for example, selling a defective product or driving under the influence) contributed to your spinal cord injury, you may be able to recover compensation from people or entities responsible.
Call For A Free Consultation
Personal injury consultations are always free at Nichols Law Offices, PLLC, in Syracuse. If someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury that you think may be due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, attorney Craig Nichols can help. Call him at 315-930-3286 or complete his online contact form to get started.