What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

Spinal Injuries and Car Accidents

Car crashes are the leading causes of spinal injuries in the United States. A recent study has found out that nearly 13 % of car accidents result in spinal injuries.

Effects of Spinal Injury

  • Partial paralysis
  • Total paralysis
  • Loss of sensation
  • Organ dysfunction

Preventing Spinal Injury through Car Accidents

It is important to take the proper steps while in a car to prevent the injuries. Here are some suggestions that everyone should follow while driving:

  • Wear your seat belt.
  • Make sure children are in an appropriate seat for their age group.
  • Be a defensive driver.
  • Follow all traffic laws and traffic signs.
  • Do not speed or drive recklessly.

Seat belts and air bags greatly improve the chances of reducing spinal injuries in an accident. Although safety precautions can be taken, it is never a guarantee that a serious accident will not result in a spinal cord injury.

Speak with a Jacksonville Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to an accident caused by negligence or assault on the part of a third party, contact Jacksonville spinal cord injury lawyer, Donald Guthrie, at 904-296-1088.

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