Brampton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Spinal cord injuries can be devastating. In many cases, spinal cord injuries result in limited or total paralysis depending on the location of the damage. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you will need a customized care plan. You could be facing necessary medical care, physical therapy. You may even need a home carer or the use of a rehabilitation facility.
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, our Brampton personal injury law team is committed to making sure each of our clients receives the support they need. We connect our clients to skilled medical practitioners who will give them a comprehensive exam. It is vital to have a proper spinal cord injury diagnosis and treatment plan for your symptoms. We empathize with our clients who suffered spinal cord damage. Spinal cord injuries can affect every aspect of your life. You may be feeling like your injury is negatively affecting you socially, emotionally, and mentally.
We understand the financial toll that a spinal cord injury can take on you and your family. That is why we advocate so fiercely on behalf of our spinal cord damage clients. We will investigate the facts surrounding the incident that caused your injury to determine whether someone else is at fault. If we discover that you have a viable personal injury law claim, we will help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled. Successful plaintiffs can receive compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering, and an amount for lost earnings, both past, and present.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Are the Primary Causes of Spinal Cord Damage
Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of spinal cord damage. Motor vehicle accidents account for as much as half of all new spinal cord injuries each year. Spinal cord injuries are just one of the severe injuries that can happen as a result of severe car accidents.
If you have suffered from a spinal cord injury in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Ontario legally requires all vehicle owners to purchase a standard auto insurance policy. Every driver must have insurance for third-party liability, compensation for any property damage and no-fault accident benefits.
Recovering compensation from an insurance claim can help; however, you may need more compensation to cover your bills. Spinal cord injuries can become some of the most expensive long-term medical conditions. If you have become paralyzed as a result of your spinal cord injury, you are likely facing years of notable medical expenses. Accident Benefits coverage may provide up to $1,000,000 for medical care and attendant care. You may not be capable of going to work due to your injuries. In this scenario, accident benefits coverage may pay up to $400.00 per week. Even with the maximum amount of accident benefits coverage, it may not cover all of your necessary bills and needs. Initiating a the party personal injury tort claim against the driver whose negligence can help access additional compensation like pain and suffering, lost income and future medical needs. Compensation may also be available to your family members.
Other Causes of Spinal Cord Damage
Spinal cord injuries can result from diseases that cause damage to the spinal cord. However, many spinal cord injuries happen as a result of accidents. Slip and fall accidents also cause spinal cord damage. The most common cause of spinal cord injuries for those over age 65 is a slip and fall accidents. Slip and fall accidents cause over 15% of spinal cord injuries for people of all ages.
Sadly, acts of violence also result in spinal cord injuries. Violent encounters, domestic abuse, gunshot, and knife wounds can cause severe spinal cord injuries. Finally, recreational and sports injuries often frequently cause spinal cord injuries.
What Are the Most Common Symptoms of a Spinal Cord Injury?
Some spinal cord damage symptoms happen instantly, while others may take time to become evident. A spinal cord injury transpires when any part of the spinal nerves or spinal cord becomes damaged. Damage to the spinal cord frequently results in decreased sensation, bodily functions, and strength in the areas below the spinal cord damage.
Symptoms of spinal cord damage vary depending on the location of the injury and the affected individual. If you experience numbness or paralysis, it is vital to seek medical help immediately. Sometimes spinal cord damage symptoms don’t show up immediately after the accident that caused the injury. Symptoms include the following:
- Difficulty coughing, breathing or clearing lung secretions
- Exaggerated muscle spasms or reflexes
- Partial or complete paralysis or lack of movement
- Loss of sensation in singular or all body parts
- Inability to feel touch, cold, or heat
- Radiating pain or an intense burning or stinging sensation
- Loss of sexual sensation or fertility
- Incoordination or paralysis in all or part of your body
- Neck, back, or head pain
- Loss or limitation of bowel or bladder control
- Difficulty walking or balancing
Spinal Cord Injuries Can Cause Lifelong Complications
At Preszler Injury Lawyers, we understand that the changes that occur after experiencing a spinal cord injury can be daunting. Our team can help connect you to specialists who can assist with your rehabilitation. Challenging complications resulting from a spinal cord injury include all of the following:
- Difficulty controlling the bladder or bowels
- Increased risk of urinary tract infections, bladder stones, kidney stones, and kidney infections
- Regulating the bowels may become more difficult and may result in constipation
- You may suffer from decreased skin sensation or a complete lack of skin sensation
- You may also suffer from circulatory problems such as wide fluctuations in blood pressure
- Respiratory complications including difficulty breathing can occur as a result of spinal cord injuries
- Increased chance of developing lung problems such as pneumonia
- Spinal cord injuries can cause both muscle spasticity or low muscle tone
- Muscle atrophy and weight loss are common after a spinal cord injury
- Lack of movement can also result in obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes
- Joint, muscle, and nerve pain are common
- Mental health issues like anxiety and depression are also common
Contact a Brampton Spinal Cord Damage Lawyer Today
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury within the last two years, you may have a right to compensation through a personal injury claim in tort. The experienced lawyers at Preszler Injury Lawyers will advocate for your best interests every step of the way. To schedule a free legal consultation at one of our many Ontario offices, contact us today.