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Spinal cord injuries are normally caused by trauma to the spinal cord. It does not have to be severed in order to cause a loss of function. When damaged, the results can be a loss of mobility in limbs or organs or a loss of feeling. As the spinal cord is part of the central nervous system, damage to it can cause severe consequences to one's life. Spinal cord injuries often impair the proper functioning of the respiratory system and this can result in paralysis.
If you or a loved one has suffered from spinal cord injuries from the negligence or reckless behavior of another, please contact A Good Law Firm. We are experienced and reliable advocates for those suffering from catastrophic injuries. We have achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients over the past three decades.
Statistics On Spinal Cord Injuries
The number of individuals to suffer from some degree of injury to the spine is astounding. In total, 247,000 U.S. residents are living with a spinal cord injury. Every year, it is estimated that more than 11,000 of these injuries will be incurred by victims throughout the country. With the potential to be sustained in everyday activities such as driving, shopping or taking a flight of stairs, there are limitless possibilities to be injured in such a way.
Currently, the Catastrophic Injury Resource Center estimates that:
- 5% of people living with a spinal cord injury are children
- 78.2% of people living with a spinal cord injury are young adults
- 22.1% of people living with a spinal cord injury suffer from complete quadriplegia
- 17.5% of people living with a spinal cord injury suffer from incomplete paraplegia
- 25.1% of people living with a spinal cord injury suffer from complete paraplegia
- 34.3% of people living with a spinal cord injury suffer from incomplete quadriplegia
Of further interest is the fact that motor vehicle collisions and traffic collisions are the root cause of most spinal cord injuries, accounting for 50.4% of all injuries. Following car collisions, slip and falls are believed to be the next most common cause, accounting for 23.8% of all spinal cord injuries. Violent acts (primarily gunshot wounds) and sports activity injuries were the closing two, coming in at 11.2% and 9%, respectively.
Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries often occur during traffic collisions, pedestrian accidents, construction incidents and drunk driving collisions. They can occur in birth injuries when too much force is used to extract a child during a difficult birth. The causes of spinal cord injuries often happen because someone was reckless or irresponsible. A Springfield personal injury lawyer from our firm focuses on helping the seriously injured when they have been harmed by others. Our reputation as hardworking professionals, concerned about the plight of the injured is well known. We are recognized as a leader in medical malpractice litigation.
Over our 30 years of experience, we have built a network of medical professionals and other experts to help our clients build the strongest possible cases. A Good Law Firm is passionate about helping victims heal and recover.