Spinal Cord Injury
If you have experienced a spinal cord injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident or other personal injury accident, please contact us at John Mickelson Law Corporation.
Spinal cord injuries often result in permanent discomfort and disability. If you have suffered these complications through no fault of your own, you need to be properly compensated. This ensures your needs are taken care of in the years to come.
Spinal cord injuries
The spinal cord is a complex system of nerves that enables function and sensation across the body. It is extremely delicate and even the most minor trauma can result in damage. This can adversely impact movement, sensation and function.
Symptoms vary depending on what area of the spinal cord has been damaged. For example, if the nerves in the lower back are harmed, it could lead to bowel dysfunction and the loss of sensation/mobility in the legs.
At best, spinal cord injuries are painful and debilitating. At worst, they can lead to life-changing consequences such as paraplegia and quadriplegia. This can affect your independence and your quality of life.
Spinal cord injuries and personal injury accidents
Spinal cord injuries can occur in a number of ways. Most frequently, they happen because of a traumatic accident, such as a motor vehicle accident. A violent impact can cause crushing injuries to the spine, damaging the nerves.
Nerve damage is difficult to rectify, so any symptoms that arise are often permanent. Treatment is therefore focused on rehabilitation, pain relief and helping the injured person adapt to their condition.
Claims for spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries are always upsetting, especially if they have occurred through no fault of your own. Perhaps you were involved in a serious motor vehicle accident, for which another driver was responsible. Or maybe you fell from a height because the necessary safety precautions were not put in place.
Whatever the circumstances, our Vancouver personal injury lawyers can help you pursue a claim against those at fault. This cannot give you your health back, but it can provide the financial support you need. Where spinal cord injuries are concerned, this is likely to be significant – especially if your ability to work has been hindered.
Compensation for spinal cord injuries
At John Mickelson Law Corporation, we can ask medical experts to assess your injuries and recommend the most suitable rehabilitation and treatment. We can then arrange the necessary therapy, ensuring you receive the best caring going forward. These expenses are covered by your compensation settlement.
In addition, your compensation will reflect the pain and suffering you have endured, and the financial losses you have incurred. This can include things such as your loss of income.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident, please contact us for expert legal advice.