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Can a car accident cause spinal cord injury?

Michael Agruss

Written and Reviewed by Michael Agruss

  • Managing Partner and Personal Injury Lawyer at Mike Agruss Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.
  • Over 8000+ consumer rights cases settled.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.
If you or a loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury from an accident or car accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated.
The spinal cord is one of the most essential components in our body structure. It houses part of the central nervous system (CNS), which aids us with our reflexes, sensory processing, and many more functions relevant to our daily life. The spinal cord also supports our neck and head as well as keeping us upright and straight as a whole. A spinal cord injury is when some damage or fracture to the spinal cord affects its structure and function, and it can be extremely debilitating and life-changing. This is because it can affect the CNS which is in charge of motor and sensory function.
Studies found that car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States year-after-year. The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCIC) found that motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause at 38%. The reason for this is that the impact of the collision can cause a person to suffer from a strong and heavy blow to the back as they are jerked back-and-forth in their seat. The pressure and impact can cause serious compression fractures and damage some parts of the spinal cord and its surrounding nerves. Or, in a very serious accident, the impact with the ground if a person is ejected from their car can be extremely damaging to the back and thus the spinal cord.
Each injury will likely take months or years of treatment and recovery time, however, we aim to help you and ease this sudden financial burden by recovering the damages that you have experienced. Our car accident attorneys are here to serve and fight for you by consulting experts, conducting investigations into the accident, and gathering all necessary evidence. We will make sure that you get justice for this sudden spinal cord injury.
Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 1,000 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 135 five-star reviews on Google. Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected] or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7.

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