A spinal cord injury (SCI) is among the most debilitating, life-altering injuries you can sustain. SCIs are an unfortunate result of many car accidents.
Depending on the location and severity of the injury, an SCI can result in lifelong loss of sensation or movement in one or more appendage, sometimes even in complete paralysis. In addition, according to the National Institutes of Health, SCIs have far-reaching emotional consequences including mood fluctuations, behavioral changes, and limited reasoning capacity that extend beyond those associated with a loss of physical function.
For more than 25 years, the Orlando spinal cord injury attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A., have been helping car accident victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve.
Common Causes of SCIs in Car Accidents
Your spine is susceptible to injury in a number of accidents, but your risk for an SCI can be heightened in car accidents due to factors including:
- Roof collapse
- Seatbelt failures
- Seat back collapse
- Tire tread separation
- Suspension defects
Factors such as suspension defects and tire tread separation often result in rollover accidents. Rollover accidents account for only 3 percent of all auto accidents nationally, but are responsible for an overwhelming 30 percent of all car accident deaths as well as thousands of serious injuries, including spinal cord injuries.
Over 40 percent of all SCIs are caused by car accidents. Insurance companies, well aware of this statistic, will attempt to minimize their financial impact. The Orlando car accident attorneys at Best Law Firm Florida P.A. understand insurance company procedures and will build a thorough case in an effort to recover the compensation you need to cope with your spinal cord injury.
If you or a family member suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, please contact the Orlando auto accident attorney David Best for a free case consultation.