Spinal cord injuries are some of the most catastrophic calamities a person can endure. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, several spinal cord injuries can be prevented if safe practices are used while operating a vehicle, while in the workplace, and while engaging in recreational activities. The Association also mentions a few incidents in which the risk of spinal injury may be probable. These particular cases include, but are not limited to:
- Auto accidents which occur at speeds over 45 mph
- Unconscious trauma or noteworthy neck or head injury
- Helmet damage from a motorcycle crash
- A pedestrians being struck by a vehicle at speeds exceeding 18 mph
- Considerably large falls, especially involving the elderly
- Surfing accident or shallow water diving accident
- Penetrating injury to the spinal region
If you find that either you or someone close to you has experienced any of the above incidents, or any other incident in which you suspect possible spinal cord injury, it is of the utmost importance that you seek medical attention as soon as possible. Spinal cord injuries can have long-lasting ramifications, forever changing a victim’s quality of life. Fortunately, spinal injury treatment and care has seen much advancement over the years.
Similar to how important it is for people of all ages to become aware of spinal cord injury prevention, it is also critical for property owners, motorists, and employers to remain constantly aware of preventative measures that could help curb spinal injury (and all other injuries for that matter). If you have suffered a severe spinal cord injury as a result of another person’s negligence, whether due to an issue of premises liability, an unsafe working environment, or an auto accident, the experienced New Jersey spinal cord injury attorneys at Lependorf & Silverstein can help. Contact our skilled lawyers today by calling 609-240-0040 for a free evaluation of your spinal cord injury claim.
Source report: http://www.spinalcord.org/news.php?dep=17&page=94&list=1184