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Spinal Cord Injury
By: Deutschmann Personal Injury & Disability Law (Lawyers) | Published 09/21/2020
When it comes to an accident, a spinal cord injury can be one of the most devastating and life altering injuries. For many, a spinal cord injury can completely alter their way of life. Many times, these injuries are permanent. This can be difficult for anyone to have to deal with.
Spinal cord injuries are divided into two categories. Complete spinal cord injury results in the inability to move anything below the part of the spine affected. Incomplete spinal cord injury results in some functioning body parts below the injury point.
Incomplete spinal cord injury is far more common that complete spine injury. Complete spinal cord injury comes in three types tetraplegia, the most severe in which all limb use is lost, paraplegia involves losing complete movement and sensation in the legs, and triplegia which is typically a complication of incomplete spinal cord injury.
/there are approximately 85,000 people with spinal cord injury in Canada according to SCI-BC.ca with 4,500 new cases a year. More than half of all people with spinal cord injury in Canada sustained their injury as a result of traumatic injury (motor vehicle crash, falls etc). The most common causes of spinal cord injury in Canada are:
- Traumatic injury (car accident, sporting accident, falls, assault)
- Disease, infection, cancer
Almost half the new injuries are in males 15-39 and come from car accidents, sports accidents and other external causes.
Acquiring a spinal cord injury can seriously impact your ability to earn a living, will increase your health care and associated costs, and causes financial burdens to your family and yourself. The mental and emotional trauma are unimaginable for most of us.
Our lawyers understand how devastating this injury can be. We specialize in personal injury cases involving spinal cord injuries. Every case is unique. Therefore, our team will thoroughly review your case so that we can pursue a settlement that will not only protect you financially but bring you some peace of mind during this difficult time.
We have a network of resources in the medical sector who can assist us when necessary to help evaluate your injuries. We will fight for you in a court of law to get you the best possible settlement available.
We’ve represented numerous personal injury cases involving spinal cord injury and we understand the Canadian legal system and how it pertains to disability claims. Our success and reputation speak volumes for who we are and what we can do for our clients. If you or a loved on sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident call us today 1 (866) 414-4878 as always we offer a free initial consultation.
We are committed to your future.