A spinal cord injury can result in damage to the ligaments, vertebrae, or the discs of the spinal column. Traumatic spinal cord injuries are typically caused by a blow to the spinal column that causes the vertebrae to become fractured, dislocated, compressed, or crushed. Knife and gunshot wounds can also cause a traumatic spinal cord injury. Non-traumatic spinal cord injuries are caused by disease and conditions such as cancer, arthritis, infections, and inflammation. Our Ohio personal injury lawyer explains further below.
According to a study, the most common accidents that cause spinal cord injuries are as follows:
Many of the above accidents are caused by the negligence of others. For example, a driver may text while they drive and rear-end another vehicle. The sudden jolt can cause the person in the struck vehicle to suffer a spinal cord injury. When someone else was to blame for a spinal cord injury, you can hold them accountable for paying damages.
Accidents that cause spinal cord injuries can happen to anyone, but there are some individuals who are at greater risk than others. These include:
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury due to someone else’s negligence, our Ohio personal injury lawyer can advise on your case. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our skilled attorneys can determine who is to blame for your injuries and will hold them accountable for paying the full damages you are entitled to. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.
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