According to the Center for Disease Control, there are over 200,000 people currently living in the United States with spinal cord injuries. The most common cause of a spinal cord injury in this country is a motor vehicle accident, which accounts for 45% of all spinal cord injuries. The estimated lifetime cost to care for a spinal cord injury survivor is between $500,000 to more than $3,000,000 depending on the age of the patient and the severity of the injury.
Common Outcomes of Spinal Cord Injuries After A Michigan Car AccidentThe effects of spinal cord injuries after a Michigan car accident can be devastating, both to the survivor and the survivor's family. Some of the most common outcomes of a spinal cord injury after a Michigan car accident include:
- Respiratory problems
- Urinary problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Psychological side effects
Safety Tips To Prevent Spinal Cord InjuriesIf you are involved in a car accident, there is no one sure way to ensure that you will not be seriously injured or suffer from a spinal cord injury. However, there are some preventative measures a motorist can take to help avoid these consequences. These preventative measures include:
- Wear a seat belt
- Don’t drive while intoxicated
- Be aware of your surroundings
- Keep a safe distance away from other cars on the road
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Contact Your Michigan Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have sustained a serious spinal cord injury from a Michigan car accident, it is important to seek legal help as soon as possible. Our lawyers have represented and won settlements for dozens of family's who have had to deal with devastating spinal cord injuries. Call our award winning legal team today at (800) 606-1717 and an attorney will be available to speak with you about your situation.
We do not charge any legal fees unless we are able to obtain a settlement for you. If your case is unsuccessful for any reason at all, you will owe us nothing. There is nothing to lose, so call our Michigan spinal cord injury lawyers today to get started on your claim!