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Truck Accidents and Spinal Cord Injury

Georgia Truck Accident Attorney Shane Smith Details Truck Accidents and Spinal Cord Injuries

Based on statistics from the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), a lot of people have suffered a spinal cord injury, nearly 260,000 to be exact. Over the past 10 years the mean age for victims has been about 40. However, spinal cord injuries can occur at any age during almost any activity.

One of the great causes is motor vehicle crashes, including truck accidents, according to the Foundation For Spinal Cord Injury Prevent, Care & Cure. In fact, this cause accounts for 42.1 percent of spinal cord injuries.

Why is this the case?

Since trucks are inherently bigger and they travel at high velocities, when a truck impacts and falls on a car or when occupants can be ejected, the chances innocent victims suffer a spinal cord injury is much greater. Spinal cord injuries are debilitating injuries that can lead to temporary or life-long disabilities.

When you talk with a Mechanicsville truck accident lawyer you are able to understand you can obtain closure with the help of the Georgia court system.

According to the Mayo Clinic, truck accident victims who experience a spinal cord injury can suffer from temporary or permanent injuries and disabilities including:

  • Incontinence
  • Inability to have sex and/or not have children
  • Inability to breathe with the help of an outside aide
  • Dulled or removed sense of touch
  • Loss of ability to walk, move arms and other body parts

According to the Mayo Clinic, victims of any type of accident with one or more of the following symptoms may have a spinal cord injury:

  • Lessened ability to breathe
  • Abnormal head and/or neck position
  • No feeling or sensation in one or more parts of a body (legs, hands, arms, etc.)

Spinal cord injuries are very serious. Victims who survive the accident may have life-long disabilities. These disabilities require medical treatment and there are costs associated with life-long medical treatment. These damages, along with others, may be recoverable through a personal injury claim. Speaking with a Gwinnett County truck accident lawyer will help you determine if you do in fact have a personal injury claim. Call our law firm today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule your free legal consultation with a Georgia truck accident lawyer. 


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia