Risk Factors - Spinal Cord Injury
Because most spinal cord injuries are difficult to foresee and are usually the result of an unexpected accident that can “happen to anyone” there are certain factors that may put you at a higher risk of sustaining a spinal cord injury. According to the Mayo Clinic one half of all complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents with another one quarter by falls.
•sex – men account for nearly 80% of all spinal cord injuries
•age – you are most likely to suffer a spinal cord injury between the ages of 16 and 30
•activeness- the more hours you play sports the more you are at risk especially with regards to football rugby, wrestling, gymnastics, horseback riding, surfing, and ice hockey
•other disorders – having an underlying disorder in your bones or joints
More than 11,000 people experience a spinal cord injury each year in the United States. Some suffer chronic pain, some suffer paralysis, and some even death. If you think you have a legal claim please visit the Spinal Cord Information Center and contact the legal experts at Kane & Silverman for a free case evaluation. Contact a spinal cord injury attorney toll free at 866-484-6992 or at one of our following offices to set up an appointment: