Spinal Cord Injury Causes

By Mark T. Flickinger, JD on September 26, 2016

A spinal cord injury victim being placed on a stretcherThere are few injuries that can affect a person’s quality of life as negatively or as profoundly as a spinal cord injury. Indeed, virtually everyone in that person’s life will be affected, as a spinal cord injury will create untold physical, emotional, psychological, and financial hardships. The effects of any spinal cord injury are devastating; however, they are particularly so when the spinal cord injury results from an accident caused by someone else’s negligent or deliberately wrongful actions. In such cases, spinal cord injury victims and their families at least have the opportunity to seek compensation from the party responsible for their suffering through the civil courts.

The personal injury attorneys of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton have extensive experience and success in handling cases arising from all types of spinal cord injury cases on behalf of victims throughout the Provo, UT region. If you or a member of your family has suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, they would be pleased to review your case and advise you of your legal rights and options. They have the resources, experience, skills, and knowledge to handle even the most complex spinal cord injury cases successfully, whatever the cause of the injuries.

We invite you to read the following article about common spinal cord injuries and then contact our personal injury law firm to arrange for an evaluation of your case.

What Are the Most Typical Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries?

There are two basic types of spinal cord injuries:

  • Incomplete spinal cord injuries: Most spinal cord injuries are classified as incomplete, meaning that the victims maintain some ability to move and feel at and below the point of injury to the spinal cord after the accident. While less severe than complete spinal cord injuries, incomplete spinal cord injuries can still be permanent, painful, and expensive.
  • Complete spinal cord injuries: Complete spinal cord injuries are relatively rare compared to incomplete spinal cord injuries, and considerably more severe. Victims of complete spinal cord injuries permanently lose all sensation and ability to move at and below the site of injury to the spinal cord. Paraplegics lose the use of their lower bodies except for their arms and hands, while tetraplegics lose the use of their entire bodies from the neck down.

Spinal cord injuries can result from virtually any type of catastrophic accident. Our personal injury attorneys have handled cases involving spinal cord injuries, both incomplete and complete, arising from:

  • Auto accidents, including car, truck, motorcycle, bus, and SUV accidents
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Violent acts, such as assaults
  • Workplace accidents, including construction accidents
  • Premises liability accidents, including slip-and-fall accidents and accidents involving falling debris
  • Medical malpractice, including surgical errors

Arrange for an Evaluation of Your Incomplete or Complete Spinal Cord Injury Case Today

If you would like to arrange for an evaluation of your spinal cord injury case, whatever the cause of the spinal cord injury, please contact the law firm of Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton today.

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