According to the University of Alabama National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center over 250,000 Americans suffer from a spinal cord injury. 52% of whom are considered completely paraplegic. Paraplegia is a condition that limits motor skills and could make even the simplest everyday tasks difficult. One of the most common ways people suffer these injuries is through auto accidents, which is a shame because these accidents could usually be avoided altogether.
Have you or someone you know suffered a spinal cord injury that resulted in a paraplegic state? Contact our car accident attorneys in your local area today!
Spinal Cord injuries are more threatening than most injuries because it is such a vital and sensitive part of the body. The spinal cord connect to many vital functions in the brain such as sensory abilities, memory and motor skills. Any impact that the spinal cord suffers poses a large risk for long term or permanent disability.
Spinal cord injuries could lead to paraplegia through the following scenarios:
Drivers all had to pass the same tests to earn the privilege of being able to drive. They learned the traffic laws and how to apply safety precautions to their every day commute. Unfortunately, some people simply don't care whether or not they hurt themselves or others. Fortunately, the law does. If someone is injured in such a terrible way because of the inconsideration of others, they may be entitled to compensation.
Aside from the physical and emotional trauma one could experience from this condition, it may also require long term treatment and therapy. This long term treatment could make it difficult to work an average schedule. The medical costs could add up quickly and make an already terrible situation worse.
If you or someone you know has suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident that resulted in paraplegic state, you may be eligible for the compensation. Contact a car accident lawyer in your local area today!