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Spinal Cord Injury: Statistics

A spinal cord injury may result in a temporary or permanent disability of certain body parts or changes in sensory function. Common causes of spinal injuries can be trauma due to a car accident, gunshot, fall or sports injury.

An Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Can Help You

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the fault of another, then you have the right to claim compensation for your medical expenses and other expenses related to the injury.

Spinal injury cases can be complex, and they require knowledgeable spinal cord injury attorneys who are capable of skilled negotiation and superb trial advocacy.

Cases of Spinal Cord Injury in the United States

Injuries to the spinal cord are common in the United States. An alarming 255,702 people are currently living with a spinal cord injury in the United States.  According to a study, there are annually 12,000 new cases of spinal cord injury in the US.

The number of older people suffering spinal cord injuries has increased. Statistics show that 11.5 percent of spinal cord injuries take place in people over 60 years of age.

Medical and other expenses after a spinal cord injury can cause mental and financial stress. It may range between $100,000 and $400,000 during the first year.

There are many causes of spinal cord injury. Statistics show that 42% of spinal injuries are caused by vehicle accidents, 27.1 by falls, 15.3% by violence, 7.4% by sports accidents and 8.1% are due to causes that are unknown.

Contact Dervishi Law Group, P.C.- Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

The spinal injury lawyers at The Dervishi Law Group, P.C. provide legal help to clients seeking compensation for spinal injuries due to negligence or wrongful acts. Our law firm focuses on client service, compassion, and attaining favorable results for our clients. The Dervishi Law Group, P.C., has experience and the connections in the medical field.

To discuss you or a family member’s spinal cord injury case with an attorney from the Dervishi Law Group, P.C., please call our firm at 718-619-4525, 917-300-0797 or 212-235-1447, email fdervishi@dervishilaw.com. You can also complete our website contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We are serving clients in Westchester, Manhattan and Queens.