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Many spinal cord injuries occur in car accidents

On Behalf of | Nov 26, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

There are many things that people do each day in New York and many of them become second nature. One of these activities is driving a car. People drive them to get to work, to school, to go to the grocery store, run errands and for many other reasons. Even though is a common activity that people do every day, people still need to take every trip in their vehicles seriously otherwise they could end up in a life changing car accident.

There are many car accidents each year for many different reasons and some are more serious than others. Some people will suffer serious injuries though which can require significant medical treatment. These types of injuries can also require lengthy rehabilitation as well before people fully recover. In some situations, people may end up with permanent injuries as well. One of these types of injuries is spinal cord injuries.

Complications caused by Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accidents are actually the leading causes of spinal cord injuries. These injuries are so serious because if the spinal cord is injured the signals sent from the brain do not reach their destination and that body part will not work. Some people will be paralyzed totally or partially for the rest of their lives.

There are many other types of complications people will experience as well, which could be permanent or temporary. People may develop respiratory issues and have trouble breathing. They may also lose control of their bladder and/or bowels. Circulatory issues may occur as well. They can also lead to a sedentary lifestyle and lead to other health issues diabetes. The injuries can lead to mental health issues, such as depression, as well.

Spinal cord injuries can completely change one’s life in New York. They can also be very costly. However, if people suffer the injury in a car accident that was not their fault, they may be able to obtain compensation from the other driver who caused the accident. This compensation can pay for the medical bills and other damages due to the loss of their ability to complete many ordinary actions. Experienced attorneys understand how these injuries can cause both physical and financial hardships and may be able to guide one through the process.