According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), nearly 450,000 Americans are living with a spinal cord injury. Every year, an additional 11,000 people suffer from spinal cord injuries.
Children comprise approximately 5% of spinal cord injury victims, although most spinal cord injury victims are between the ages of 26 and 38.
More than half (50.4%) of spinal cord injuries are caused by car accidents. Spinal cord injuries from falls comprise about 23% and violent acts, such as gunshot wounds, cause nearly 11%.
Why Does A Spinal Cord Injury Occur?
A spinal cord injury happens when there is damage to the spine that causes bruising, fractures or dislocation. On the rare occasion, a spinal cord injury can involve completely severing the spinal cord.
A person with any spinal cord may suffer from a lack of mobility and physical function. The level of injury can range from numbness and loss of feeling in the body, to complete paralysis.
Contact A Lawyer About Your Spinal Cord Injury
If your spinal cord injury was the result of someone’s recklessness or intentional action, contact the Law Group of Kemp, Ruge & Green. The lawyers at Kemp, Ruge & Green may file a personal injury claim on your behalf. You owe it to yourself to secure the qualified and experienced legal representation of Kemp, Ruge & Green to pursue recovery of damages for your suffering, pain, medical care, and lost wages.