What are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries?

On Behalf of | Jul 1, 2020 | Auto Accident Injuries, Personal Injuries, Slip-and-fall Accidents |

Some people in Alabama are more adventurous than others and may take more risks when they participating in various physical activities. People who do this may be more likely to suffer injuries than more cautious people, but even the most cautious people can suffer injuries from time to time. Often this occurs through no fault of their own though and they suffer injuries due to the actions of others, which they cannot control.

Some injuries are more serious than others as well. One type of injury that is very serious and can cause significant problems is spinal cord injuries. The spinal cord sends the messages from the brain to the rest of the body and is essential to ensure the body works properly. When it is injured and the messages are not getting to where they need to go, it can leave people fully or partially paralyzed and completely change their lives.

These injuries can be caused in a variety of ways, but some are more common than others. The most common cause of spinal cord injuries are car accidents, which cause almost half of all spinal cord injuries. The next leading cause is falls, especially for those over 65 years old. Other causes are acts of violence, accidents that occur due to alcohol use and various diseases.

Some of these injuries are caused by the victim’s own actions, but many others, such as car accidents, are caused by the actions of others and are hard to avoid. These injuries can be very devastating for the victim and put them in a difficult position both physically and financially. If the accident is caused by another’s actions though the victim may be entitled to compensation from them, which can at least pay for the financial difficulties.

There are many people in Alabama who suffer spinal cord injuries each year. These are catastrophic injuries and when they are caused by another’s negligence, it can be even more devastating knowing the injury should have never occurred. The victims in those situations may be able to receive compensation though and consulting with an experienced attorney could be beneficial.