Charleston Paralysis Injury Attorney
Nearly 6 million Americans are living with some form of paralysis today, according to a study by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Foundation. That staggering number is the same amount as the combined populations of Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
Many times, paralysis occurs as the result of a devastating accident on the roads, at work or due to defects in consumer products. According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), 40 percent of reported spinal cord injuries since 2005 are the result of a motor vehicle accident. An additional 28 percent were the result of slip-and-fall accidents, 15 percent were due to acts of violence, with the remainder due to sports injuries or other causes.