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What Kinds of Accidents can Cause Spinal Cord Injuries?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is one of the most serious injuries that a person can sustain. In some cases, a spinal cord injury may leave a person completely paralyzed below the point of the injury. In other, less serious cases, victims may have limited mobility and may not regain full function of the affected area. It goes without saying that people who are affected by these types of injuries can often incur significant medical expenses and also suffer a significantly decreased quality of life. As a result, it is extremely important for anyone who has sustained a spinal cord injury to discuss their case with an experienced Brooks personal injury lawyer. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping spinal cord injury victims recover for their losses, and work tirelessly to ensure that their clients get the maximum amount of compensation possible.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that extends through the spinal column and allows the brain to communicate with the rest of the body. Any injury to the cord or the vertebrae that surround the spinal cord could result in a disruption in this communication, potentially leading to a number of serious issues. Spinal cord injuries can happen in a variety of ways. Some of the most common kinds of accidents that lead to SCIs include:

  • Car accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Truck accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Playground injuries
  • Sports accidents
  • Recreational accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • All-terrain vehicle accidents
  • Falls from heights

The types of damages available in an SCI case can vary, but often include compensation economic and non-economic damages including past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and loss of quality of life, among others.

Contact a Brooks personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Individuals who have sustained spinal cord injuries as a result of someone else’s carelessness can often recover for their losses. To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Brooks personal injury attorneys, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia