Auto accidents are the most common causes of spinal cord injuries, according to the Mayo Clinic. Spinal cord injuries from car crashes account for 40 percent of new spinal cord injuries each year. Some spinal cord injury victims sustain a severed spinal cord, which can leave them with permanent health consequences.
A severed spinal cord can cause loss of feeling in the extremities, difficulty breathing, and it can interfere with other body functions. Thelong-term impact of the injury depends on the location as well as the severity, but many victims will not fully recover.
Damage from a severed spinal cord can cause paralysis or quadriplegia. Victims may not be able to operate a wheelchair, get out of bed, or feed, bathe and clothe themselves without professional assistance. This level of personal care can be expensive. When the need for such care arises out of the careless acts of another, negligent parties must be held accountable.
The spinal cord injury lawyers at Anapol Schwartz are part of a team of Pennsylvania auto accident attorneys dedicated to helping accident victims get the care they deserve. Call today if you suspect a spinal cord injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.