Are You One of the Hundreds of Thousands of People Affected by a Spinal Cord Injury? Learn What You Can Do About ItMotor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injuries in the United States.* Approximately, 41.3% of all spinal cord injuries are caused in a car crash, truck wreck or other vehicular accident. Each Atlanta auto accident attorney at the Dover Law Firm understands how catastrophic a Georgia spinal cord injury accident can be and fights hard for the fair and just recovery of each client whom they represent.
How Many People Are Affected by Spinal Cord Injuries in the United States?
The latest statistics indicate that approximately 12,000 people a year suffer a spinal cord injury and survive to leave the scene of the accident that caused the injury. That means that approximately 5,100 people suffer these types of injuries in motor vehicle accidents.
The statistics further indicate that approximately 262,000 people are currently living in the United States with spinal cord injuries.
It is critically important to remember that each spinal cord injury affects not only the person with the physical injury but also his or her family. When you consider the number of families whose incomes have been drastically reduced, who must provide care for their injured relative, and who suffer the emotional effects of seeing their loved one suffer, the number of victims is much larger than 262,000.
Contact an Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney After a Spinal Cord Injury
An Atlanta car crash lawyer will help your whole family recover after a serious Georgia car crash. At the Dover Law Firm we will fight hard to help you recover damages for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Contact us today at 770.518.1133 or via our online form for more information. We welcome your call and we encourage you to read more about how you can help yourself recover by learning what NOT to do after a car accident in our free e-book If You’ve Been in a Wrong DON’T Do These Four Things.
*Source: National SCI Statistical Center Spinal Cord Injury Facts and Figures at a Glance February 2010