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Common causes of spinal cord injuries

No Houston resident wants to ever experience a spinal cord injury or see one of their loved ones fall victim to one. The result of such an injury, which is usually paralysis to some degree, almost always requires a person to undergo extensive long-term care and rehabilitation.

Moreover, the victim's life is changed forever. Even if he or she can eventually perform some basic functions or even return to work eventually, which is certainly not a given, the victim will simply not be able to do the things he or she once enjoyed.

The most common cause of spinal cord injuries is car accidents. They account for almost half of all spinal cord injuries annually. This statistic serves as a sobering reminder of how important it is for Texans to driver carefully. While some spinal cord injuries involve single-vehicle accidents, many happen to innocent victims who get struck by a negligent driver.

Especially among retirees and senior citizens, falling also calls spinal cord injuries, especially when the fall is from a higher elevation. Overall, falls account for about 15 percent of annual spinal cord injuries. Again, while some of these falls are simply accidents, many can be attributed to unsafe property, defective products or other issues for which another person or business might be responsible.

Events related to athletics or similar activities, as well as criminal acts, round out the most common causes of spine injuries.

No why someone has suffered a spinal cord injury, they will no doubt need financial assistance with medical bills and lost income. They also should receive something for their emotional and physical pain and suffering that such an injury causes. Spinal cord injury victims in the Houston area should therefore consider determining whether they might be able to obtain compensation from the parties responsible for their injuries. An experienced brain and spine injuries attorney can be of valuable assistance in this respect.

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