Philadelphia area car accident victims with spinal cord injuries face challenges in everyday life that most people will never know; they are unable to move in ways we take for granted and are in a lot of pain. Neurotechnology, a broad term that the National Spinal Cord Injury Association (NSCIA) defines as, “medical electronics that interact with the human nervous system,” encompasses a variety of devices that can help you to address those challenges if you have been injured in an auto accident. Bucks County personal injury lawyer Michael L. Saile, Jr. has some clients whose doctors have introduced some of these devices into their therapy.
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As technology becomes more a part of our everyday existence and the physical size of newer electronic devices shrinks, these emerging spinal cord technologies will become more commonplace in therapy and treatment protocol.
The NSCIA identifies four key categories of neurotechnology:
- Neuro Modulation: improves control of an existing part of the nervous system through electrical stimulation.
- Neural Prostheses: replaces or improves functionality of an impaired nervous system.
- Neuro Rehabilitation: can aid healing and natural restoration of a missing or impaired body function.
- Neuro sensing and diagnostics: tools employed by a qualified health care provider that monitor nervous system activity or provides better diagnoses.
You or your loved ones with a spinal cord injury following an accident may be able to use one or more forms of neurotechnology for improved lifestyle. Every spinal cord injury is unique, so Pennsylvania accident victims require individual consideration by a specialized medical provider for use of any emerging technology.
The experienced PA and NJ lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help victims of Philadelphia area and Bucks County accidents obtain the compensation required to utilize these new spinal cord therapies.
Pennsylvania Car Accidents by the Numbers
According to recent PennDOT statistics, of all of the accidents involving injuries in Pennsylvania, 13.6 percent and 5.1 percent respectively occurred in Philadelphia and Bucks Counties. PA classifies car accidents with injuries in one of four categories:
1. Major injury
2. Moderate injury
3. Minor injury
4. Unknown Injury Severity
Based on that and statewide measures of PA car accidents, roughly 650 people every year sustain major injuries in just Philadelphia and Bucks counties alone. The figure could be as much as eight times higher if the state quantifies the fate of those with “unknown injury severity.”
Unfortunately, Spinal cord injuries are some of the most common types of serious injuries that occur in a car accident. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident in Philadelphia, Bucks County, or New Jersey, you need knowledgeable representation by an experienced personal injury lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC. For more information, get our FREE PA Car Accident Guide, available by instant download to your computer.