Common Causes of Spine and Back Injuries
Spine and back injuries, particularly those that affect the spinal cord, are some of the most serious and ultimately catastrophic injuries that a victim can suffer in an accident. In many cases, a spine and back injury may require multiple surgeries, medical devices, and significant rehabilitation without the promise of a full recovery. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates have represented many clients with spine and back injuries that have been caused by many different types of accidents. If you would like to learn more about compensation for your injuries, call or contact us today in Nashville to schedule a free case consultation.
Auto accidents are the most common cause of spine and back injuries in the United States. They account for nearly half of all spine injuries annually and include back injuries from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents. Auto accidents can cause a range of injuries from minor whiplash in the upper vertebrae to a severed spinal cord and paralysis.
Falls are another common cause of spine and back injuries in Tennessee every year. With the significant construction taking place across the city, this is the most common cause of back and spine injuries for construction workers and others working on dangerous sites. However, this is not the only place where spine and back injuries are caused by falls, as slip and fall accidents also are a common cause of this type of injury in parking lots, restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, shopping malls, and other places around the city.
Acts of Violence
Intentional acts of violence are also a common cause of back and spine injuries. Around thirteen percent of all spine and back injuries are caused by violence every year, which usually involves either a gunshot wound or a knife wound. Many people do not realize that civil penalties are available to the victims of intentional violence in addition to criminal consequences.
What Places a Person at Increased Risk?
According to the Mayo Clinic, there are certain factors that make a person more likely to sustain a spine or back injury in an accident. Males account for eighty percent of all spine and back injuries every year, and a victim is more likely to suffer this type of injury between the ages of sixteen and thirty years old. For spine and back injuries that happen because of falls, victims over the age of 65 years old are more at risk. Having a bone or joint disorder before the accident also makes a person more at risk for a spine or back injury than the typical accident victim.
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If you or a loved one has suffered a back or spine injury in an accident, you require the best in legal representation for your case. Call the office or contact us now at Mitch Grissim & Associates to schedule a free case consultation with one of our experienced Nashville personal injury lawyers today.