Spinal Cord Accident InjuriesJuly 31, 2014
The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC) estimated an annual incidence of spinal cord injury of about 40 cases per million population in the U.S., this equates to about 12,000 new cases each year. Even worse, those who suffer this type of injury may never make a full recovery – with researchers estimating that approximately less than 1 percent of injury victims ever make a full recovery in their lifetime.
Typically, spinal cord issues require lengthy medical care and expensive outpatient therapy treatment, which commonly results in injury victims often needing to suspend their occupation for extended period of time.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury from an auto, work or other type of accident that was NOT your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses.
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Spinal Cord Injuries Statistics
Spinal cord injuries can truly change every aspect on an injured party’s life. While medical advancements have helped to develop recovery techniques, spinal cord surgery, and curative/remedial therapy, the effects of these injuries are often still permanent.
Life expectancy for persons with spinal cord damage has increased in recent years with medical innovation and improved surgical procedures. However, mortality rates for spinal cord injury survivors are significantly higher during the first year after surgery than in subsequent years.
Statistically, the United States presents a rather frightening display of how these injuries they affect the lives of millions.
Below we highlight some of the most alarming statistics about spinal cord injuries:
- Upwards of 40 percent of all spinal cord incidents are triggered by an auto accident
- Currently, about 250,000 people in the U.S. are living with a spinal cord injury
- The average age at the time of injury is about 40
- Men are much more prone to these injuries, as 82 percent of all cases involve males
- About 52 percent of spinal cord injured individuals are deemed paraplegic
- About 47 percent of spinal cord injured individuals are deemed quadriplegic
- An estimated 11,000 new spinal cord injuries occur each year
With an established reputation of compassion and dedication to their community, the attorneys at the Citrin Law Firm are able to help injury victims recover any compensation that they may be entitled to.
We proudly provide legal counsel on a contingency basis – which means that we only charge our clients if we obtain a settlement – and also offer a 100% FREE initial case review, which allows us to assess the details of a client’s case. If we determine that their are grounds to file a lawsuit, we then advise them on the best way to move forward with proceedings.
Mobile & Baldwin Accidents Causing Spine Injuries
One of the leading causes of an assortment of back injuries throughout Mobile & Baldwin Counties is auto accidents. While severity of injury varies, those involved in a serious auto accident typically endure spinal cord injuries resulting in spinal bruising, acute spinal pressure, and lacerations.
Driver negligence often result in auto accidents, nevertheless, automobile manufacturer defects are another leading cause of accidents. Regardless of the cause, physical damages often occur in the following types of auto accidents:
- Head-On Collisions
- Roll Over Accidents
In addition, the most common automobile malfunctions causing spinal cord injuries are as follows:
- Power Window Failure
- Roof Collapse
- Seat Back Malfunction
- Seat Belt Failure
- Suspension Deficiency
- Tire Tread Separation
Admittedly, many other factors can contribute to vehicle malfunction, but in the majority of instances, those listed above are common factors in many serious back injury cases.
Alabama Disability Resources
Mobile and Baldwin Counties are both heavily populated, highly trafficked areas. Spinal cord injuries commonly involve additional services beyond a hospital stay to fully recover. The following is a list of some of the most prominent Alabama Disability Resources:
- Alabama Connect: (800) 243-5463
- Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS): (800) 441-7607
- Alabama Head and Spinal Cord Injury Registry (AHSCIR): (888) 259-1745
- Impaired Driver Trust Fund: (888) 879-4607
- Statewide Technology Access and Response System for Alabamians with Disabilities (STAR): (800) 441-7607
Contact Our Spinal Cord Injury Attorney Today
A spinal cord injury attorney can guide you throughout your auto accident case. If you or a loved one has suffered injury, Citrin Law Firm is dedicated to fighting for your justice and fair compensation.
With our central office being based in Mobile, AL – we service both Mobile and Baldwin counties and our attorneys are licensed to practice law across the entire state of Alabama.
We have decades of experience handling personal injury ligitation for clients just like you, and have won over $40 MILLION in succesful verdicts and settlements for our customers – and a hard won reputation of fighting for the rights of individuals, not large firms and corporations.
To find out how we can help, please contact us on 251-888-8888 and a member from our staff will quickly collect some information about your injury, and then refer you to our attorneys – it’s that easy!
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