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How Do Spinal Cord Injuries Happen?

Spinal cord injuries are a common form of catastrophic injury. They can happen in a variety of accidents, including auto accidents, pedestrian accidents, sports accidents, and more.

Learn more about how spinal cord injuries happen and what to do if you have suffered one.

What Causes Spinal Cord Injuries?

Spinal cord injuries can happen after trauma or disease cause damage to any part of the spinal cord or the nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Such injuries may result in a loss of function of the spinal cord, and can impact a victim’s mobility or feeling.

Some of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries include the following:

  • Auto accidents

  • Bicycle accidents

  • Pedestrian accidents

  • Assaults

  • Sports injuries

  • Slip and fall accidents

  • Defective or dangerous products

Spinal cord injuries can leave victims with severe back pain and partial to full paralysis. Often, spinal cord injury victims cannot return to work or live independently, amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.

Suffered a Spinal Cord Injury? Contact Us Today

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident caused by someone else, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys can help you hold negligent parties accountable.

We understand the severe toll this injury has had on your health and independence, and we’re prepared to help you recover the compensation you need and deserve.

Contact The Villari Firm, PLLC at (215) 372-8889 to schedule a free consultation.