Updated February 21, 2020
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating and permanent, changing everything about how you go about your day-to-day life. As the connection between the central nervous system and the brain, the spinal cord is the primary method of how you communicate movement to your limbs. Unfortunately, spinal cords are relatively easy to injure, and recovery is difficult.
Certain physical activities—especially dangerous or risky ones—put you at a greater risk for injury. You might have something in your genes that puts you at greater risk as well; certain types of bone or joint disorders can increase your chances of an injury. Additionally, you are more prone to these injuries if you are between 16 and 30 years old, older than 65 years old, or if you are male.
There are several ways that the spinal cord can become injured. Some common causes that can lead to a spinal cord injury include:
Spinal cord injuries, if caused by someone else’s negligence, could be cause for a personal injury case.
If you or a loved one have suffered from a spinal cord injury, contact an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer from Wilson Kehoe Winingham. The lawyers at WKW can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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