Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Edmonton
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LEGAL SUPPORT FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY
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A spinal cord injury can have a devastating effect on a person’s life. It can cause paralysis, loss of sensation and mobility, and many other issues. 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.
If you or a loved one is suffering a spinal cord injury, it is essential to get a spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible. Sidhu Personal Injury Lawyers Edmonton is your legal advisor in personal injury law. We have the experience and knowledge to help you get the best outcome for your case.
We comprehend that this is a challenging moment for you and your family, and we will do everything we can to complete the process as efficiently as possible for you. We want to help you get the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on recovering from your injury.
Reach us today for a complimentary consultation about your case.
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 spinal cord 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:
Types of Injuries
There are two types of spinal cord damage: complete and incomplete.
In a complete spinal cord injury, damage to the spinal cord results in lasting paralysis. In addition, the person will lose feeling and the ability to control most of their voluntary muscles in the arms and legs.
Most Common Complete Cord Injuries;
Quadriplegia is an injury that affects the trunk and four limbs. Quadriplegia is typically caused by damage to the spinal cord between four vertebrae.
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, bicycles, 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
In an incomplete spinal cord injury, the injured suffers some loss of sensation and voluntary muscle control, but not enough to cause permanent paralysis. Although life will be much harder for a person, there is still hope for improvement and a full recovery.
Common Incomplete Spinal Cord Injuries;
Central Cord Syndrome
Central cord syndrome is the most common incomplete injury. This injury is commonly associated with broken bones or torn ligaments in the neck, or a blow to the head can cause it. In addition, the damage can cause pain and weakness in the torso, back or arms. In some cases, the individual may also lose movement and sensitivity in the arms and hands.
Anterior Cord Syndrome
Anterior cord syndrome is another common incomplete injury. This syndrome occurs when the vertebral column prematurely compresses the spinal cord. This type of injury is often found in people who have multiple sclerosis or have undergone surgery for cancer. Motor operation in the arms and legs is usually affected by this syndrome.
Brown-Square syndrome mainly affects one side of the body. This syndrome can be caused by a blow to the head or a tumour, or it can occur in rare cases after surgery. The nerve fibres that relay information from the brain to the body on one side of the spinal cord are damaged. As a result, the victim will lose feeling and control on one side of the body.
Why Do You Need to Hire Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers?
The negligent party at fault for your injury will typically try to deny liability for their actions. This is not uncommon, and it is our job to fight for you. Even if you were partially at fault for your accident, you should still seek legal representation from spinal injury lawyers.
We can take supervision of all the paperwork and hassle with a personal injury claim. We will fight for the highest compensation you deserve.
You will be delivered with a free consultation. You will be able to ask all of the questions you need to make an informed decision about your case.
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.
To properly recover from a spinal cord injury, you will need expensive medical care. In addition, you will need ongoing maintenance to help you recover and return to your everyday life.
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?
Sidhu Personal Injury Lawyers Edmonton aggressively represents injured clients in all areas of personal injury law. We have been representing injured victims for more than 15 years, and we have helped thousands of clients get the compensation they deserve.
If you or a loved one is the victim of a spinal injury, you need to get the compensation you deserve. Our spinal cord injury lawyers are glad to help you. We will fight for your rights and fight against the insurance companies.
We can help our clients in Edmonton and around Alberta.
Contact Us Today
Contact us today so that we can get started on your case. We can respond to your inquiries and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call (780) 666-0134 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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.