Did you know that motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of spinal cord injury? Data shows that these accidents account for more than 35 percent of spinal cord injuries. Falls come in second at more than 25 percent, particularly in those ages 65 or older.
Next to falls, motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of brain injury in the United States. However, not all victims of serious personal injury to the brain realize the degree to which they are injured. Often, symptoms do not appear right away, making it difficult to know whether such an injury has occurred. Adding to the confusion is the stress and anxiety victims feel in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle accident.