A spinal cord injury is one that affects the nerves that send and receive messages from the brain. This injury is responsible for a part or complete loss of motor skills in the limbs and body. At its worst, a spinal cord injury can affect the bowel system, bladder, breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, and death. According to The National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, auto accidents amount for 38.4% of all spinal cord injuries followed by slip and falls with 30.5%. Males also are more likely to experience a SCI as they hold 81% of all new cases.
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How a spinal cord injury can affect you
A spinal cord injury doesn’t just affect you physically, it can also have an affect mentally and emotionally. Studies have shown that spinal cord injuries are associated with lower rates of school enrollment and economic participation. Approximately 60% of spinal cord injury patients experience unemployment after their injury. Moreover, it has been found that an estimated 20-30% of SCI victims undergo feelings of depression.
A spinal cord injury is not an easy obstacle to overcome, however, you need to know that there are people in your corner. Not only do you have the support of your friends and family but also have people around world going through the same situation and are willing to help. Click here for a list of support groups for spinal cord injury survivors.
How we can help
The Barkhordarian team believes that everyone who has been hurt due to the negligence of others deserves just compensation. With this in mind, we take the time to hear your case which we then use to determine your case strength. Help us collect the facts by calling us at 888-514-5112 or schedule a callback.
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