Each year, approximately 200,000 people suffer from a spinal injury in the United States. Auto accidents, violence, sports and falls are the most common reasons for spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete, depending on how many nerves are damaged in the spinal cord. Incomplete spinal injury victims sometimes recover significantly, however, those with complete spinal injuries could be paralyzed permanently below the area of the injury.
A spinal injury can be a life-changing event. Someone who sustains a spinal cord injury may never be able to go back to work and/or sit down, stand up or walk without experiencing pain. Rehabilitation programs can sometimes help reverse the damage caused by spinal cord injuries which allows victims of spinal cord injuries to be more active. The costs to care for someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury can be significant. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, the lawyers at Finch McCranie may be able to help.