Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer

Spinal cord injuries can be some of the most difficult types of injuries to deal with. Depending on the severity, spinal cord injuries may interfere with your ability to walk, have sensation in your lower body area or even cause chronic pain. Spinal cord injuries are long lasting and sometimes difficult to properly diagnose and correctly account for. This is why you need a personal injury law team in Alberta with proven, precedent setting experience, reputation of integrity, professionalism, and a proven track record of success.
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A spinal cord injury causes permanent changes in strength, sensation and body functions below the injury site. If you have sustained a spinal cord injury, it is very likely that every aspect of your life has been affected. You may feel the effects mentally, emotionally and socially. While the repair of most spinal cord injuries is not yet possible, treatments and rehabilitations may help you regain some independence and reduce the discomfort and pain caused by these injuries. 

Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms

Spinal cord injuries vary in severity. They can result in complete (no feeling or ability to control your limbs below the injury) and incomplete injuries (discomfort and some ability to control your limbs). In addition, paralysis from a spinal cord injury is known as tetraplegia or quadriplegia (hands, arms, trunk, neck, legs and pelvic organs are affected) or paraplegia (affects trunk, pelvic area and legs).

Spinal cord injuries can manifest some of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of movement
  • Loss or altered sensation, including the ability to feel heat, cold and touch
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Exaggerated reflex activities or spasms
  • Changes in sexual function, sexual sensitivity and fertility
  • Pain or an intense stinging sensation caused by damage to the nerve fibers in your spinal cord
  • Difficulty breathing, coughing or clearing secretions from your lungs

Many of these symptoms are not immediately obvious. If untreated, a spinal cord injury can result in more severe complications, including gradually onsetting numbness or paralysis.

Handling Spinal Cord Injuries

It is important to first seek medical attention from a medical professional. Afterwards, it is important to gather as much evidence associated with your spinal cord injury claim as soon as possible. Information like witness contact details, pictures of the accident and filing a police report, are some of the steps you should immediately take, following a spinal cord injury. 

Our experienced spinal cord injury lawyers can help you build a case, perform all the necessary research and evidence gathering and can even help by paying medical disbursements during your case. 

If a family member or loved one has sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of an accident, that renders them unable to communicate, please reach out to us on his behalf, in order to recover the necessary compensation that will provide the best long term care possible.

Talk to us before talking to your insurance

In many cases, insurance companies will try to offer you a settlement right away. Usually this type of early settlement dismisses most of the intricate details of a victim’s spinal cord injury. The early settlement offered by the insurance company will often not take the full medical expenses and adjusted living expenses into account, leaving you to pay for them out of pocket. 

Our award winning personal injury lawyers have over 20 years experience and will deal with the insurance company from day one, letting them know that you mean to seek proper compensation for your injuries as well as other compensations you may be entitled to. 

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