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Texting and Driving can Cause Spinal Cord Injuries

Each year, thousands of people are injured in car accidents caused by distracted drivers. A significant number of these crashes are caused by drivers who are texting while driving or otherwise distracted by their cell phones. In response to these issues, several states have passed legislation prohibiting drivers from texting and driving or otherwise using their cell phones. Georgia is among these states, and people who are injured by a distracted driver can likely recover for their injuries through a personal injury lawsuit. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are here to help car accident victims get the compensation they deserve.

 Drivers who are distracted can cause serious accidents, often because they are not aware of an impending collision due to their attention being elsewhere. As a result, they do not attempt to slow down or take evasive measures to mitigate an impact, causing car crashes involving massive force. Because these accidents can be so severe, the injuries can often be catastrophic, and may even include injuries to a person’s spinal cord, known as a spinal cord injury, or SCI. Among the possible complications associated with an SCI include:

  • Paralysis

  • Loss of mobility

  • Cardiac problems

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

  • Respiratory problems

  • Loss of sensation in the skin

  • Pain

  • Depression

Clearly, these are serious complications that have the potential to significantly affect a person’s quality of life. In some cases, they may necessitate the need for in-home medical care and expensive medical devices. Furthermore, victims may be unable to work or support themselves financially for an extended period of time. Our attorneys understand these issues, and work tirelessly to ensure that our clients get the compensation they are counting on to ensure their financial security.

Contact a Turin personal injury attorney for a free consultation

To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.

 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia