September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

August 22, 2015

Late last month, Congress once again designated the month of September “National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month.”  While September is still a few days away, it is never too early to get the facts about spinal cord injuries, one of the most devastating types of injuries frequently suffered by victims of negligence.

Spinal Cord Injury Facts

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, about 276,000 Americans are living with spinal cord injuries, with an estimated 12,500 new cases of SCI occurring every year.  With an average age at injury of 42, SCI affects people both old and young.

Motor vehicle crashes account for the largest share of SCI, one of the reasons why this topic is so important to our team at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA.  Having represented numerous individuals left paralyzed as the result of motor vehicle crashes and auto defects, our attorneys have seen the enormous physical and financial toll that SCI can have on the victims and their families.

SCI is also common in cases involving falls, acts of violence, and sporting activities.  As Cleveland personal injury attorneys, our trial lawyers have helped clients who have suffered SCI in each of these scenarios.  Nursing home falls, gymnastics accidents, diving mishaps, and physical attacks are just a small sample of the types of incidents that can cause severe, permanent injuries. 

If You Have Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury, Contact an Ohio Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today

With lifetime care costs frequently running into the multi-million dollar range, many victims of negligence or physical violence are unable to cover the costs of care on their own.  Nor should they have to.  Negligent and violent individuals and businesses should be held accountable for their actions.  If you or a loved one have sustained a spinal cord injury due to negligence or violence, contact an Ohio spinal cord injury lawyer at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA

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