The spinal cord is the bunch of nerves that allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body making it essential to the normal functioning of the body. Unfortunately, almost 300,000 people are living with spinal cord injuries in the United States, which shows that accidents causing these types of injuries are all too common.
In light of the prevalent nature of these injuries, it’s crucial to be aware of the different types. For instance, among the most severe outcomes of accidents are common spinal injuries from car accidents. Furthermore, apart from spinal issues, accidents can also lead to traumatic brain injuries in Nevada. Understanding the intricacies of these injuries and how they might impact one’s life is essential, especially if considering a brain injury claim.
Spinal cord injuries are complicated and have limited treatment options. Read on to understand how spinal cord injuries occur and how victims can recover for their injury.
Spinal cord injuries occur when any part of the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal cord are injured. These injuries most commonly occur when the vertebrae are fractured or dislocated, resulting in displaced bone fragments or disc material that bruise or tear into spinal cord tissue. While spinal cord injuries include those that sever the spinal cord, severing is not necessary for the injury to be classified as a spinal cord injury. Any injury that destroys nerve cells that carry signals between the brain and body is appropriately classified as a spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete:
The location of the injury also determines which parts of the body are affected:
There are an estimated 17,500 new victims of spinal cord injuries every year in the United States. These numbers mean that 54 people out of every million Americans suffer from a spinal cord injury. Unlike many other injuries, spinal cord victims are more likely to be young with more than half of the injuries occurring among the 16-30 age group.
Any action resulting in a sudden, traumatic blow to the spine can cause a spinal cord injury, but some actions and activities are more common than others. The two leading causes are:
Other common causes include acts of violence from gunshot and knife wounds, sports and recreation injuries, alcohol, and certain diseases such as cancer, arthritis, and osteoporosis.
If the negligent or intentional action caused the accident that resulted in your spinal cord injury, they are responsible for all the damages that result. For example, if a driver failed to follow any traffic law or regulation, they are responsible for any injuries resulting from this failure. If a business owner failed to rectify or warn of any hazardous conditions on the property, a fall and resulting injuries are the responsibility of the property owner.
The negligent party is responsible for all damages resulting from the injury their negligent action caused, including:
An experienced personal injury lawyer will help analyze the facts of your case to determine whether a third party is responsible and, if so, what damages should be included in your damages demand. Contact the team at Gina Corena & Associates today for a case consultation.
As founder of Gina Corena & Associates, she is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the people who suffer life-changing personal injuries in car, truck and motorcycle accidents as well as other types of personal injury. Gina feels fortunate to serve the Nevada community and hold wrongdoers accountable for their harm to her clients.
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