Spinal cord injuries are serious matters that can often alter a person’s life forever.. The vertebrae protect the delicate tissues of the spinal cord. What part of the spinal cord is injured ultimately determines what body functions are hindered or completely lost.
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) reports the following facts and figures about spinal cord injury:
- There are an estimated 12,000 spinal cord injuries every year in the U.S.;
- The cost of managing the care of a spinal cord injury is $3 billion each year;
- Over 250,000 Americans are currently living with spinal cord injuries; and
- 80 percent of spinal cord injury patients are men.
The Mayo Clinic states that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, which account for more than 35 percent of new injuries each year. Other causes include falls, acts of violence, sports and recreation injuries, alcohol-related injuries, and diseases that cause inflammation of the spinal cord.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, do not hesitate to contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, P.C. immediately to evaluate your case.
Recovering Compensation in a Personal Injury Claim
Of course, in order to recover compensation in a personal injury claim, you must show that someone else’s negligence led to your spinal cord injury, as well as the existence of the injury itself. Although this may sound straightforward, the process can become complex. Don’t attempt to navigate the law on your own; instead, reach out to the Atlanta injury attorneys at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, P.C. for help. We will advocate aggressively on your behalf throughout each step of the way.