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Thousands of people in Canada are the unfortunate victim of spinal cord injuries yearly, mainly due to automobile accidents, pedestrian or bicycle accidents, horseback riding and violence.
What is the Spinal Cord?
The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that carries nerve impulses from and to the brain to the rest of the body for voluntary movements such as moving your fingers and toes and involuntary movements such as breathing.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury occurs when damage caused to the spinal cord leads to impaired functions, loss of feeling or mobility. The spinal cord does not have to be severed for loss of functioning to occur.
When someone is involved in a serious automobile accident, damage to the spinal column can occur in a variety of different ways. Also traumatic motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents will quite often cause pieces of vertebrae to tear into the tissue of the spinal cord and interrupt parts of the nerves that carry signals and communicate with the rest of the body. Typically, the higher in the spinal column the injury occurs, the more dysfunction a person will experience. Essentially, the degree of paralysis will be dependent on the region of the spinal cord that is injured.
If you or a loved one have suffered a spinal cord injury as a result of someone else’s careless or negligence, it is important you have a legal team who can assist you with getting the compensation you deserve. Our team has access to the most qualified specialists who specialize in assisting victims reach the maximum level of functional physical and psychological independence. The aim of successful rehabilitation treatment is to enable the patient to live the most satisfactory and fulfilling life as possible. One thing spinal cord victims should not worry about is their future cost of care and future health care expenses.
Our experience helping spinal cord victims enables us to ensure you receive a financial settlement that will assist you and your family with additional costs you will incur as a result of your loved one being injured. Call us today at 905-337-9568 or complete our no-obligation consultation form.