Woman Suffers Potential Spinal Cord Injury After Collision

An 18 year old woman is in Royal Oldham hospital with a potential spinal cord injury after her car collided with another vehicle. The accident happened on Saturday 19 March 2011 on the M62 near Rochdale. The victim was driving down the slip road at junction 20 roundabout when her car collided with another vehicle. She was rescued by paramedics who flew to the scene in an air ambulance. The unnamed woman had to be cut out of her vehicle. She was transported immediately to hospital for treatment.
We at Manners Pimblett are all too aware of the pain and suffering such a car accident causes both the victim and their family. If you have suffered any type of injury after a vehicle collision and it was not your fault, then contact us.

What is the spinal cord?

The spinal cord is the thickness of an index finger, has the consistency of toothpaste and runs down from your brain. It is protected by the spine or the linked vertebrae, which are made of bone. In between the bony vertebrae are spongy discs that act as shock absorbers. The vertebrae are held in place by strong muscles and ligaments.
The spinal cord is composed of nervous tissue and support cells. It is linked to your brain as part of your central nervous symptom.  The function of the spinal cord is to enable movement in your body from your neck to your toes.

Injury to the spinal cord

Injury occurs to the spinal cord when the vertebrae suffer severe trauma. For example a piece of bone can shatter and pierce the cord. Another way the spinal cord can be injured is if the muscles and ligaments surrounding the spine suffers trauma and the vertebrae are pushed or pulled out of place.

The effect of spinal cord injures

Its effect will depend on where upon the length of the cord is injured, and the severity of the injury.  The areas of the body below the injury will be affected. The most extreme injury is when the spinal cord at the top of the spine suffers trauma, causing reduced or loss of control over the whole body from the neck downwards. Severe back injuries can receive compensation of up to £108,000.

Most common cause of spinal cord injury

Injury to the spinal cord most often occurs from car accidents. The potential suffering can be extreme for the victim and his or her family. At Manners Pimblett we are experts at claiming for personal injury. If you have suffered any personal injury due to another person’s negligence you may have a claim for financial compensation. Contact us for a FREE assessment of your claim, with NO OBLIGATION. We offer NO WIN NO FEE* agreements on personal injury matters, call one of our experts today for more information. 0845 0770772. 

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