Can a Car Accident Cause Spinal Cord Injury?
In short, yes. The Mayo Clinic reports that auto accidents and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States, and account for almost half of new spinal cord injuries each year. While these accidents can cause many different injuries, spinal cord injuries are the most devastating. A spinal cord injury can change an injured victims life, forever.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident or other type of accident, it is critical that you get in touch with a spinal cord injury lawyer like Super Woman Super Lawyer and her team of award-winning injury lawyers. It is important to not waste time in getting a spinal cord injury consultation. Spinal cord injuries are very serious matters, and should get the appropriate medical and legal attention. Super Woman Super Lawyer and her team of injury lawyers will handle your spinal cord injury claim and pursue the maximum amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages.
Questions to Ask Your How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Occur?
A spinal cord injury can result from a sudden traumatic blow to the spine when the impact dislocates, fractures, compresses or crushes one or more of the vertebrae. For days or weeks after the injury, additional damage can occur because of swelling, bleeding, inflammation and accumulation of fluid in and around the spinal cord.
Damage from traumatic spinal cord injury affects the nerves that run though the injured area, and can impair all of the corresponding muscles and nerves below the level of the injury. Types of spinal cord injuries can include:
- Thoracic (upper back) or lumbar (lower back) spinal cord injury, which can affect the torso, legs, bladder and bowel control, and sexual function.
- Cervical (neck) spinal cord injury can result in paralysis of the arms and hands and affect the ability to breathe without assistance.
- Acute spinal cord injuries can be complete (no sensation or mobility below the level of the injury) or incomplete (some feeling and ability to control motion below the level of the injury).
- Severe spinal cord injuries can leave the victim paralyzed and suffering permanent impairments with paraplegia or quadriplegia, depending on the location of the injury on the spinal cord.
How much is a Spinal Cord Injury Settlement?
If you are asking yourself, “How much can I get for my spinal cord injury lawsuit?” It is important to know that an attorney who is highly experienced in spinal cord injury cases and the laws surrounding your case will get you the best results. Super Woman Super Lawyer and her team of injury attorneys are well equipped with the knowledge and experience in successfully settling spinal cord injury cases. Super Woman Super Lawyer’s team has a 99% success rate on all spinal injury cases.
Spinal cord injuries can have permanent, life-altering consequences and, in these types of claims, damages can include payment that goes above and beyond medical expenses and pain and suffering. Getting a free consultation with Super Woman Super Lawyer and her legal team is the best way to getting started in finding out how much your spinal cord injury settlement may be worth.