can car accident cause scoliosis

Can A Car Accident Cause Scoliosis?

Can a car accident cause scoliosis? In rare instances, severe car accidents can result in scoliosis if the individuals involved sustain significant spinal injuries. However, it’s more typical for car accidents to exacerbate existing scoliosis symptoms rather than directly cause the condition.

In many car accidents, the driver or passenger may suffer a spinal cord injury, including scoliosis. 

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center (NSCISC), car crashes account for approximately 39.3% of spinal cord injuries in the United States.

While hospital stays for spinal cord injuries have decreased, the cost of suffering a spinal cord injury reaches millions of dollars.

If you suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident, you might want to know how you can pay for the incoming medical expenses and other costs.

When another driver causes an accident that leads to your spinal cord injury, they may be liable for the damages you incur due to their negligence.

Contact an attorney at Mann Law today to discuss the details of your case and determine whether you qualify to bring a claim.

What Is Scoliosis and can you get Scoliosis from an Injury?

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of a person’s spine typically diagnosed in adolescents. The cause of most cases of childhood scoliosis is unknown.

While a majority of cases are minor, severe scoliosis can result in disability. Can you get scoliosis from an injury? You can, but an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you prove your case. 

Can Scoliosis be Caused by a Car Accident? 

Can scoliosis be caused by a car accident? The answer is nuanced. 

The force from a car accident can put intense pressure on the spine, potentially causing it to curve and leading to traumatic scoliosis. Auto collisions can also worsen pre-existing scoliosis. While many people are born with scoliosis, the exact cause is often unknown.

Additionally, a spinal cord injury suffered in a car accident may result in a previously unknown diagnosis of scoliosis. If you receive treatment for scoliosis after a car accident, you can recover those damages through a personal injury claim.

You can prove a car accident either caused or exacerbated your scoliosis by providing medical records or testimony of the physician who treated your injuries. 

Settlements for Scoliosis from Car Accident

After an accident, you can recover from the at-fault driver for any financial losses stemming from the collision. This can include things like:

  • Medical bills,
  • Rehabilitation costs,
  • Costs of medical equipment,
  • Lost wages, or
  • Loss of future earning capacity.

Settlements for scoliosis from a car accident is designed to compensate you for any damages you incurred because of the at-fault party’s misconduct.

Contact an attorney at Mann Law so we can help you calculate the level of damages you are owed. 

Contact a Maine Personal Injury Attorney Today 

Mann Law is committed to providing the highest level of legal representation possible while offering each of our clients personalized, one-on-one service with our personal injury attorneys.

Our team knows what it takes to negotiate with opposing parties to secure the settlement offers our clients deserve.

You do not have to navigate the complex and confusing civil court system alone. When you hire one of our personal injury lawyers, we will stand by your side every step of the way.

Contact Mann Law today to schedule your free consultation.

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Christiana E. Mann Christiana “Chrissy” Mann has specialized in civil litigation for 21+ years as a savvy and creative litigator, and she’s regarded as a fair, compassionate, and zealous advocate on behalf of her clients.