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Car accidents can result in spinal cord injuries

A car accident can be a devastating event for a West Virginia resident. Aside from the painful injuries that the individual may suffer and the potential loss of his personal vehicle, a car accident victim may also lose time from work and be unable to perform the responsibilities of his life during the time that it takes for him to heal. While some car accident victims bounce back from their ordeals with relative ease, others require extensive periods of convalescence in order to achieve appreciable improvements in their health.

A variety of different injuries can result from car accidents, but one of the most debilitating injuries that a person can suffer is a spinal cord injury. Car accidents are one of the major causes of spinal cord injuries in the United States. According to information provided by the Mayo Clinic, a spinal cord injury occurs when one or more vertebrae in a person's spinal cord is broken, smashed or dislocated from its proper position in the spine.

A spinal cord injury can have many effects on a person's body. If damage is done to the nerves protected by the bones of the spinal column a victim may lose the ability to move and may endure paralysis. Damage to the central nervous system can also occur after a spinal cord injury, which can lead to both physical and cognitive disabilities.

Motor vehicle accidents are violent events that can lead to serious personal harm like spinal cord injuries. Individuals who suffer spinal cord injuries sometimes need long-term medical care in order to improve their health. The costs of long-term care can be very high, but in some cases individuals who have been harmed by the negligence or recklessness of others can seek financial compensation for their losses through a personal injury lawsuit.

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