Ladah Law Firm has created a new infographic detailing some of the most shocking and interesting statistics regarding spinal cord injuries and the road to recovery. If you’ve been affected by a spinal cord injury, please contact our firm for a free consultation regarding your legal rights.
Even a minor accident can have serious repercussions in terms of injuries. One of the most severe and potentially devastating types of injuries are spinal cord injuries. The impacts from a blow or jolt to the spinal cord can result in partial or full paralysis, and lead to complications that can be life threatening and fatal. At the Ladah Law Firm, our experienced personal injury lawyers understand the serious ramifications these injuries have on victims and those who love them, and we fight to get these families the compensation they deserve. The following is important information you need to be aware of regarding how common these types of injuries are, the types of accidents most often responsible, and what you can do to prevent them.
Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Statistics
Spinal cord injuries are one of the most common types of accidental injuries in the United States, and according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), approximately 12,500 new cases are diagnosed each year. More than 300 million people currently live with the devastating effects of a spinal cord injury, and the medical costs associated with this condition can run into millions of dollars. Spinal cord injuries can range from paraplegia, which is lower body paralysis, to tetraplegia, or full body paralysis, and complications may include respiratory, digestive, circulatory, and musculoskeletal disorders. The NSCISC states that common causes of spinal cord injuries include the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Acts of violence;
- Sports-related injuries;
- Medical and surgical errors.
Preventing Spinal Cord Injuries
According to ThinkFirst of Northern Nevada, part of a national injury prevention and awareness program, many spinal cord injuries could be prevented by following some simple safety precautions:
- Avoid speeding, and obey all traffic rules and regulations;
- Always wear a seatbelt, and make sure children are in approved child safety seats;
- Wear protective safety gear when playing any type of sport;
- Take the appropriate precautions when engaging in recreational activities, such as checking the depth of water before diving into a pool; and
- Keep firearms in a secure location and talk to children and teens about how to resolve conflicts without resorting to violence.
Let Us Assist You Today
If you or someone you care about has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact the Ladah Law Firm today. Our experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers understand the devastating consequences faced by people with these types of injuries. We can advise you on how to hold responsible parties accountable, and assist you in getting the compensation you deserve. We offer caring, compassionate legal service you can count on; call or contact us online today for a free consultation.
Excerpt: Millions of people in the U.S. suffer the devastating effects of spinal cord injuries each year. Unfortunately, these injuries often occur as the result of an accident or another’s reckless or negligent conduct. Get the facts you need about how these injuries commonly occur, as well as what you can do to prevent them.
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