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Traumatic events that cause personal injury to the spinal cord

Physical trauma endured by the human body can lead to several different types of personal injury. These include contusions, lacerations, bone breaks and many others. One of the most serious injuries that can occur from physical trauma is damage to the spinal cord. Injuries of this type often lead to debilitating consequences and will likely affect the victim for the rest of his or her life.

Over the years, we have helped victims of personal injury in Pennsylvania seek and acquire compensation for suffering caused by negligent parties. In our experience, we have witnessed firsthand how spinal cord injuries occur across a range of traumatic events. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common of these events include the following.

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Falling
  • Sporting activities
  • Assault or violence

The sudden and traumatic force involved with the events listed above is the true culprit of a spinal cord injury. This force can cause crushing of the cord as well as fractures, compression or dislocation of the spinal cord. Over time, these injuries can worsen if swelling, bleeding, fluid leakage or inflammation occurs.

As you can see, this is a serious form of personal injury requiring immediate and ongoing medical attention. The question many of our clients ask is how they will pay for the care they need while continuing to provide for their families. If negligence is a factor, the state’s system of justice can give victims a way to manage the costs of physical and emotional recovery.

We urge all Pennsylvania residents suffering from spinal cord and other personal injury to seek advice from a legal professional. You can also learn more about your available legal solutions in our blog and on our website.