The life of a toddler was changed forever by a car accident, according to 9 News
. When a woman driving with her 3-year-old son in the back seat drove into the back of an RTD bus while she was distracted from the road, the child suffered a spinal cord injury that has resulted in his paralysis from the neck down. Investigators have indicated that the child safety seat was correctly installed, which is actually relatively uncommon (studies show that more than half of Colorado child safety seats are incorrectly installed or incorrectly used). Additionally, the mother says that she buckled her son into the seat, but that he has known how to unbuckle the chest restraint for over a year. In fact, this is both common among three-year-olds, and developmentally appropriate. The woman does not remember what distracted her attention, but thinks it may be that in fact she was looking at her son in the mirror, trying to get him to sit back in his seat. Unfortunately, this child suffered injuries that will probably require lifelong medical attention.
Has your child suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a car crash? Contact an experienced Denver spinal injury lawyer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) report that between 12,000 and 20,000 people suffer spinal cord injuries every year. Many of these people will recover completely, but many will be permanently injured, or will not survive the injury. The vast majority of spinal cord injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, and acts of violence. In many cases, the ultimate outcome of a spinal cord injury, whether the victim survives, and is able to lead a “normal” life, comes down how quickly they are able to receive emergency medical services.
If your child has suffered a spinal injury in an auto collision, contact an experienced, compassionate Denver spinal injury lawyer
as soon as possible. The health and safety of your child
will obviously be your primary concern. Unfortunately, getting the best possible health care sometimes becomes difficult when left in the hands of insurance companies, who may not want to pay for expensive, though medically appropriate, treatment options. Denver spinal injury lawyer
John Fuller has helped numerous people in the Denver Metro area who have suffered from spinal cord injury in accidents. For more information
and a FREE CASE EVALUATION
, contact John at (303)597-4500.