Spinal Cord Injuries From Auto Accidents

Vehicle accidents are the most frequent cause of spinal cord injuries in the U.S. If you or a family member has suffered a spinal cord injury in any type of auto accident, it is critical that you speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Despite the severity of most spinal injuries, people often do not realize how difficult it is to get adequate compensation from the negligent party. However, insurance companies routinely deny claims for spinal cord injuries, leaving victims and their families without the resources for necessary medical care. At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our attorney aggressively fights for compensation for Pennsylvania injury victims. Our legal team will work closely with you to recover the full value of your claim.

How Vehicle Accidents Injure The Spine

Approximately 40 percent of spinal injuries result from vehicle accidents. Car and motorcycle accidents can cause injury to the spinal vertebrae, disks and/or nerves. Depending on the injury, the victim may suffer chronic pain, paralysis, paraplegia or quadriplegia. If the spinal cord is badly torn or severed, wrongful death may be the result.

Any vehicle accident has the potential to cause a spinal cord injury, but some accidents are more likely to result in these injuries:

  • The force of high-speed collisions and rear-end collisions can break vertebrae, damage disks, and twist or compress the spine.
  • Rollovers and roof crush accidents can crush or sever the spine.
  • Ejection from the vehicle can break vertebrae, crush or compress the spine, or sever the cord.
  • Even minor fender benders can damage the spinal disks and nerves.

Whether the injury causes chronic pain or permanent paralysis, the injury victim will need considerable compensation. By working with medical experts and life-care planners, we will determine the type of care our client needs. Economists assist us with the valuation of each client's past, present and future damages. Fully valuing the damages is a crucial step in obtaining the amount of compensation spinal cord injury victims need.

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