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Trauma to the spinal cord is a common injury sustained in truck accidents.
Direct injury can be caused by damage to the bones and disks of the back. If the truck accident is serious enough, fragments of bone break and lodge into the spine. They don't always happen from a direct blow to the back, but can happen in head and neck injuries, as well. The head and neck when forced sideways or compressed can contort the spinal cord, causing injury. Spine injuries are classified on a scale of A to E, with A being the most severe and E displaying normal motor / sensory scores.
In addition to levels of severity, spinal cord injuries can also be classified by placement:
If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial truck, it is possible you sustained a serious injury. Truck drivers should always be held accountable for accidents, even if they were only partially the cause. There are many types of injuries a person can sustain, but a spinal cord injury is no doubt one of the most serious. If you or someone you know has suffered paralysis or related injury after their accident with a commercial truck, it is important to seek the legal expertise of an accident lawyer. At Arnold & Itkin, we have dealt with hundreds of truck accident cases, and we know how to fight against big trucking companies.
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