Spinal Cord Injuries

Dothan Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Causes & Consequences of a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury can happen in nearly any type of accident where the victim's spine is subjected to sudden, violent forces. Certain types of accident are, however, more likely to cause an injury to the spinal cord. According to statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are by far the most common cause of SCI. Nearly half (46%) of spinal cord injuries result from car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents. The next most common cause is slip and fall accidents, which account for more than one out of five (22%). Acts of violence cause 16% of spinal cord injuries, followed by sports injuries which account for 12%.

The economic impact of a spinal cord injury can be absolutely devastating. The injured person will frequently sustain some type of permanent disability which may make it impossible to continue in the same line of work or which may even force the individual into an early retirement. In addition to the hardship of lost income, the individual typically has to cope with the burden of expenses for ongoing medical care. The CDC estimates that an individual with an SCI such as paraplegia or quadriplegia can expect to pay between $15,000 and $30,000 per year, with lifetime medical costs ranging above $3 million.

Representation for SCI Victims in Alabama

If your accident occurred in South East Alabama or anywhere throughout the Tri-State Area, you can come to an Alabama injury lawyer at Morris, Cary, Andrews, Talmadge & Driggers, LLC for help in claiming the compensation you deserve. Many of the accidents which result in a spinal cord injury are entirely preventable, and the party who caused the accident can-and should-be held accountable.

Whether you were injured by a drunk driver or if you were hurt in a scaffolding accident on a construction site, we are ready to put our skill and dedication to results to work for you.

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