The Leading Causes of Spine Injuries

The Leading Causes of Spine Injuries

A spinal injury can affect the small bones of the spine known as vertebrae, the tendons or discs connecting these bones, or the bundle of nerves known as the spinal cord. Any of these injuries can be very painful and may create life-long problems for their victims. While they can be a result of genetic or congenital illnesses, many of these injuries are the result of fully preventable accidents.

If you or a loved one has suffered a spine injury caused by another party’s negligent behavior, you could qualify for compensation for your related expenses. For more information about negligence and South Carolina law, call a Charleston personal injury lawyer from the Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.


An estimated 11,000 new spinal cord injuries are suffered every year in the US alone, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Association. Most of them involve a traumatic force to the back, neck, or head. Some of the most common causes of traumatic back injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including both cars and motorcycles. These injuries include collisions between vehicles, single-vehicle accidents, and collisions between vehicles and pedestrians.
  • Falls. For younger adults, falls from great heights are most likely to cause spinal injuries – such incidents can include diving accidents, workplace injuries, and trips and falls. People over the age of 65 are most likely to suffer back injuries caused by falls in their homes.
  • Violence. Unfortunately, assault is one of the leading causes of major spinal injuries. Attacks involving knives or guns are especially likely to cause lasting problems.
  • Sports accidents. Activities like competitive diving and contact sports such as football can put participants at risk for serious spine injuries.

If you or a member of your family has suffered from consequences like paralysis or chronic pain due to another party’s negligence, our Charleston spinal cord injury attorneys can help.

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At the Steinberg Law Firm, we work hard to provide every client with efficient and helpful legal representation. Contact our Charleston spine injury lawyers today at 843-720-2800.

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