Nogales Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys
Citizens of Nogales, Arizona, like people everywhere, are at risk of suffering spinal cord injuries as a result of a wide variety of factors. And while such damage can be the result of an illness, the most common cause of these types of serious injuries is accidents. According to the Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association (AZSCIA) spinal cord injuries can be caused by many different accidents, but most often these injuries are the result of serious car accidents, falls, or gunshot wounds.
Statistics report that nationwide there are nearly six million people living with some form of paralysis that was likely caused by an injury to the spinal cord. According to the Arizona Governor's Council on Spinal and Head Injuries (AGCSHI) the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States today is car accidents. These crashes are the reported cause in more than 38 percent of all spinal injury cases.
In order to avoid becoming a victim of a spinal cord injury in Nogales, the AGCSHI recommends that all people act judiciously whenever they are around cars, guns, or in a situation that could lead to a slip-and-fall accident. Any accident that result in sudden and severe trauma to the spine can permanently damage the spinal cord, resulting in partial or total loss of control of affected body parts. When the spinal cord is punctured, stretched, twisted, torn, compacted, squeezed, or otherwise injured, the victim can lose body control. The higher the injury, the wider the effect, with high back and neck trauma often resulting in quadriplegia, the loss of control of all four limbs.
Statistics report that people who were not wearing their seatbelts sustained many car accident-related spinal cord injuries and that diligent use of seatbelts could reduce the risk of being severely injured in a crash. Reports also suggest that avoiding drunk driving could reduce the number of spinal cord injuries in Nogales and throughout the state of Arizona. Of course, no matter how many safety precautions we take, if another driver is at fault for an accident, there is nothing we can do to avoid being injured.
A spinal cord injury could lead to temporary or permanent paralysis and conditions such as paraplegia or quadriplegia. People who sustain spinal cord injuries in accidents should speak with a Nogales spinal cord injury attorney as quickly as possible to ensure that their case is filed within the statute of limitations and that they receive fair compensation for their injuries and suffering. The Husband & Wife Law Team works hard to reach a fair settlement for all of their clients that pays for any necessary medical care, time off work for recovery, and any temporary or permanent alterations to the injury victim's life. The lawyers at The Husband & Wife Law Team are available to help you make sense of your personal injury case and to decide how to best proceed with your case. Contact us seven days a week for a free evaluation of your case.
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