When your spinal cord is injured, your life is changed forever. Spinal cord injuries can paralyze you, affect your bladder control and sexual function, restrict your ability to breath, or even lead to death. To help protect you from becoming a spinal cord injury victim, here are four common causes of spinal cord injuries:
- Car accidents: Around 40 percent of spinal cord injuries that occur in America are the result of a serious car accident. Car accidentsthat lead to spinal cord injuries are usually due to the negligence of a driver who was drunk, distracted or speeding.
- Slip and fall accidents: In the U.S., around 25 percent of spinal cord injuries are the result of a slip and fall accident. For those over 65 years old, most of their spinal cord injuries are due to a fall. If your elderly loved one fell in a nursing home and received aspinal cord injury, it was most likely due to nursing home neglect or abuse, and their injuries could have been prevented.
- Violence: Tragically, around 15 percent of spinal cord injuries are due to a violent act such as a knife wound or gunshot. These types of spinal cord injuries not only injure you physically, but can also cause life-long emotional trauma as well.
- Alcohol: Around one in four spinal cord injuries are the result of alcohol. Many times these injuries are from a drunk driving accident that could have easily been prevented if there had been a designated driver.
If you or a loved one were a victim of a spinal cord injury due to any of the causes above, or any other situation, you deserve justice and compensation for your physical and emotional turmoil. Contact the Texas spinal cord injury attorneys at the Kyle Law Firm today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.