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In the United States, approximately 12,000 people suffer from a spinal cord injury (SCI) each year according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.  This figure does not account for SCI victims who die at the scene of an accident.  Unfortunately, many spinal cord injuries are often permanent and life changing for victims and their families. These tragic injuries usually result from accidents caused by someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior.  If you or someone you care about has suffered from a serious SCI in Colorado for which someone else is at fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.  A skilled Colorado spinal cord injury attorney can evaluate your situation and help you get the compensation you deserve.   

Spinal Cord Injuries—An Overview
The spinal cord is the major bundle of nerves extending from the base of the brain down the spinal column.  The primary function of the spinal cord is to carry messages between the brain and the rest of the body related to sensations, mobility, and autonomic nervous functions such as breathing.  Most spinal cord injuries are permanent because spinal nerve cells do not regenerate like other body cells, so the damage is irreversible. 

Many spinal cord injuries result from a traumatic blow to the spinal column that fractures or dislocates the vertebrae.  The spinal cord becomes injured when pieces of bone tear or put extreme pressure on the spinal cord.  In most cases when the spinal cord is damaged, it is not completely severed.  Many types of illnesses or traumatic injury can cause an SCI; however, more than 40% of spinal cord injuries result from auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other motor vehicle accidents.  Other common causes are traumatic falls and sports injuries. 

Permanent paralysis is often the result of spinal cord injuries and can lead to years of rehabilitation and treatment. Treatment for spinal cord injuries can include a combination of medication, surgery, immobilization, and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, some treatments and special equipment may not be covered by medical insurance, resulting in a huge financial burden for victims and their families.

If you or someone you love is involved in an automobile accident, it is important to contact a Pueblo car accident injury attorney immediately to review your case and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. Call Pueblo Personal Injury Attorney Mickey M. Smith today for a free consultation. (719) 544-0062.


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