SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYERS IN EDMONTON
SPINAL INJURY OVERVIEW
According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, an estimated 17,730 new cases of spinal cord injuries occur in the United States each year. These injuries are most likely to occur between the ages of 16 and 30, and affect males more than females at a rate of 81.6% to 18.4%
A spinal cord injury is a serious, life–altering event. It can happen in an instant, as the result of a car accident, a fall, or a sports injury. This injury can have a devastating effect on a person‘s ability to function.
It can cause paralysis, loss of sensation, and loss of control of bodily functions. It can also lead to chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. There is no cure for a spinal injury, but there are treatments that can help people manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
The good news is that there is help available for people who have suffered a spinal cord injury. There are many resources available to help people cope with the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that come with a spinal cord injury. There are also many organizations that can provide legal support and assistance.
WHAT IS SPINAL CORD INJURY?
Spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to any injury that damages or impairs the spinal cord, the main nerve inside the body. The spinal cord is also the primary way an injured person communicates with their brain.
When the is injured, the person loses the ability to control many bodily functions. If the injury is severe enough, the victim can be permanently paralyzed.
It can occur in a few different ways, most commonly through direct trauma to the spinal cord, such as:
- Car Accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Sports & Recreational Accidents
- Slips and Falls
TYPES OF INJURIES
There are two types of spinal cord damage: complete and incomplete.
MOST COMMON COMPLETE INJURIES;
Paraplegia is an injury that involves the trunk and legs. Damage to the spinal cord between the third and fifth lumbar vertebrae is most common in causing paraplegia. In addition, injuries to the spinal cord from car accidents, injuries from bicycle accidents, or other incidents can cause paraplegia. This typically occurs when the spinal cord is damaged between five vertebrae along the lumbar spine.
INCOMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURY
COMMON INCOMPLETE SPINAL CORD INJURIES;
CENTRAL CORD SYNDROME
ANTERIOR CORD SYNDROME
HOW TO FILE A SPINAL INJURY CLAIM?
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury (SCI) in an accident, you may be wondering what legal options are available to you. Here is a brief overview of what you can expect in a spinal cord injury claim.
The first step in any SCI claim is to establish that the other party was at fault for the accident. This can be done by showing that the other party was negligent, meaning that they failed to take reasonable precautions to avoid the accident. For example, if you were hit by a car while walking across the street, the driver of the car would likely be found at fault.
Once fault has been established, you will need to prove that your injuries were caused by the accident. This will require medical records and expert testimony.
You will also need to show how your injuries have affected your life, both in the short and long term. This may include lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
If you are successful in your claim, you may be awarded damages to compensate you for your losses. These damages can include both economic and non–economic damages, such as pain and suffering.
In some cases, punitive damages may also be available if the other party acted particularly recklessly or intentionally. If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your legal options.
WHY DO YOU NEED TO HIRE SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYERS?
DIFFERENT KINDS OF INJURY COMPENSATION
Our injury counsels will fight for the following kinds of settlement and financial recovery:
If you cannot return to work, you will need to get by on disability or worker’s compensation. In addition, you will need to replace your lost income to pay for all the necessary medical care.
PAIN AND SUFFERING
Physical pain and mental anguish can be life-altering. Get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Proper rehabilitation is crucial for spinal cord injuries. The better your restoration, the better your future outcome will be.
WHEELCHAIRS AND SIMILAR DEVICES
The injury will make it impossible to use regular wheelchairs and mobility devices. You will need special devices to help with everyday tasks.
WHY CHOOSE SIDHU PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS?
CONTACT US TODAY
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The extent of the spinal cord injury will significantly affect the recovery process. If the spinal cord damage is minor, you might be able to recover and function normally fully. However, if the damage to the spinal cord is severe, the victim may not recover at all.
SCI is a devastating injury that affects your mobility, your ability to control body functions, and your ability to communicate with others. After the initial pain and trauma of the accident subside, you will need to focus on your long-term recovery.
The amount of recovery you achieve will depend significantly on how severe the injury is and how long it takes to diagnose and treat it.
The two most common symptoms of SCI are paralysis and numbness. Paralysis means the victim has lost all muscle movement and function below the area of the spinal cord injury. Numbness refers to the sensation of feeling “dead” or “numb” below the area of the damage.