The Devastation of a Spinal Cord Injury
- February 1, 2017
- Catastrophic Injuries
As many as one in 50 people in the United States currently live with some form of paralysis. That equates to roughly 5.4 million people, greater than the population of Oklahoma and New Mexico combined. Spinal cord injuries account for around 27 percent of these injuries, meaning that nearly one-third of our paralyzed population is suffering from a condition that was preventable.
Spinal cord injuries have an incredible impact on sufferers. The effects reach deep into the lives of their loved ones, their workplaces and their communities. Victims can also experience a loss of work capacity, strained relationships, depression and a decrease in their quality of life. Spinal cord injuries are extremely expensive and debilitating, potentially costing millions of dollars over a lifetime of care.
How These Injuries Happen
Nearly 40 percent of spinal cord injuries occur in motor vehicle crashes. Around one-third are fall-related. In other words, everyone is vulnerable to these types of injuries, whether in our vehicles, in our homes or in our workplaces.
Spinal cord injuries often have a wide range of life-altering affects. But the complexity of a client’s injury also correlates with the complexity of a case. Catastrophic injury cases require more attention, time and preparation. The spinal cord injury lawyers at Guajardo & Marks have years of experience in these types of cases, and we will work to make sure that you don’t have to shoulder the costs for another person’s mistakes.
Working with Guajardo & Marks
We encourage you to look at some of the resources we offer our current and potential clients. On our website, we discuss:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Paraplegia, Quadriplegia, and Tetraplegia
- Compensation in Catastrophic Injury Cases.