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Spinal Cord Injuries From Car Accident – Car Accident Attorney in Detroit & Southfield Michigan

Car accidents in Michigan and across the United Sates are all too common. In 2018, there were over 312,000 reported auto accidents in the state, and more than 55,000 of those crashes resulted in severe injuries to the drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bystanders involved. Many of those accident victims sustained a spinal cord injury.

A spinal cord injury occurs when an external physical force damages the spinal cord, causing temporary or permanent loss of function. As the spinal cord experiences trauma, it typically shuts down all nerve transmissions, and a victim will experience temporary paralysis. When and if nerve transmissions resume depend on the extent of the damage to the spine.
 
Car accident victims frequently experience whiplash immediately after the collision, which occurs when the head suddenly jerks backward and forward. The abrupt motion can injure the spine, discs between vertebrae, muscles, nerves, and tissues in the neck. Depending on the severity of the damage, victims may experience headaches, nerve pain, memory problems, sleep disturbances, and general irritability.
 
In serious car accidents, the force from the collision may cause one or more of the victim’s vertebrae to fracture or break. This type of traumatic injury can lead to excessive pressure on the spinal cord, resulting in permanent damage. Because spine injuries affect surrounding areas of the body and associated bodily functions, an accident victim may suffer permanent paralysis of the upper and lower extremities.
 
Car accidents can also damage the discs between the vertebrae. A ruptured or herniated disc can produce severe pain, tingling, and weakness throughout the lower body. Some disc injuries heal on their own, but many require surgery.

Contact an experienced Michigan injury lawyer

 If you suffered a severe back injury in a Michigan car accident, contact the dedicated personal injury attorneys at Sommers Schwartz. For more than 40 years, we have successfully represented individuals and families whose lives have been affected by car, truck, motorcycle, and other types of motor vehicle accidents, helping them recover the compensation they deserve. To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, call us today at 866-335-9517. We work on a contingency basis, so you will not receive a bill unless we obtain results.

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