Car Crashes are the Leading Cause of Spinal Cord Injuries

At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. we handle all of the legal details of your personal injury claim so that you can concentrate on your physical recovery.

According to The National Spinal Cord Injury Association, more than 30 people each day are paralyzed as a result of sustaining a spinal cord injury. The leading cause of spinal cord injuries are auto and motorcycle accidents, reports the Mayo Clinic.

The spinal cord consists of a bundle of nerves that carry messages to and from the brain to the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury disrupts the delivery of those messages. A spinal cord injury survivor may suffer paralysis and loss of sensation below the injury.

Adjusting to life after a spinal cord injury can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are resources for survivors and their families to turn to after an injury.

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association is dedicated to educating and empowering survivors. The organization’s Web site is packed with information and resources.

The Mayo Clinic’s Web site contains helpful information on testing, treatment and complications associated with spinal cord injuries.

If you or a loved one sustained a spinal cord injury in a truck, car or motorcycle accident and would like to discuss your rights, please call us at (314) 361-4242 or fill out our online contact form.

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