Posted on October 29, 2014 in Personal Injury
Approximately 87,846 people were injured in Pennsylvania auto accidents in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Pennsylvania car accident injuries range from minor to life-altering problems such as spinal cord injuries.
In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord injuries, according to the May Clinic.
Some spinal cord injuries are more severe than others. Spinal cord injury severity is classified as either “complete” or “incomplete.”
Pennsylvania car accident victims who suffer a complete spinal cord injury may lose almost all feeling and motor function. Auto accident victims who suffer an incomplete spinal cord injury usually retain some sensory function.
The Philadelphia car accident lawyers at Anapol Schwartz recommend that auto accident victims seek medical attention after a crash. Spinal cord injuries are not always immediately obvious and can result to a more serious injury if left untreated.
The road to recovery from a spinal cord injury can be long. Car accident victims with spinal injuries shouldn’t have to worry about paying for long-term expenses. A spinal cord injury lawyer will handle the insurance company and the legal legwork, so victims can work on recovery.