Discuss the Cause of Your Spinal Cord Injury With a Lawyer: Was Someone's Negligence a Factor?
The Mayo Clinic Web site identifies the following most common causes of spinal cord injury:
"Motor vehicle accidents. Auto and motorcycle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, accounting for more than 40 percent of new spinal cord injuries each year.
Acts of violence. As many as 15 percent of spinal cord injuries result from violent encounters, often involving gunshot and knife wounds, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Falls. Spinal cord injury after age 65 is most often caused by a fall. Overall, falls cause about one-quarter of spinal cord injuries.
Sports and recreation injuries. Athletic activities, such as impact sports and diving in shallow water, cause about 8 percent of spinal cord injuries.
Alcohol. Alcohol use is a factor in about 1 out of every 4 spinal cord injuries.
Diseases. Cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis and inflammation of the spinal cord also can cause spinal cord injuries."
(Source: Mayo Clinic)
Whatever the cause and whatever the results of a spinal cord injury, you owe it to yourself and your family to determine whether you have a viable legal claim for monetary compensation. Was someone else's negligence a factor? Did the driver of a car, a doctor, a nursing home attendant or a recreational leader contribute to or cause your spinal cord injury? If so, you may have a viable claim that can bring you the monetary resources you will need to cope with a spinal cord injury.
After a Serious Accident Resulting in a Spinal Cord Accident, Talk to a Lawyer at Coppola & Marlin, P.C.
Regardless of the cause, our Colorado attorneys welcome the opportunity to listen and advise you after you have suffered a serious spine injury. In a catastrophic injury case, you may make a claim against any negligent party who contributed to or caused the accident. Call or e-mail our law offices to schedule a free initial consultation with a Denver spinal cord injury lawyer. We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis. We don't collect attorney fees unless we obtain compensation for you.