Ottawa’s Back & Spinal Injury Lawyer
A serious back or spinal cord injury can drastically change your life. Whether caused by a car accident, swimming pool accident, or another accident, spinal cord injuries can impair a victim’s ability to work and socialize. They can cause temporary or permanent paralysis. Victims often face enormous medical and rehabilitation expenses, beyond the coverage provided by OHIP.
We are dedicated to holding the parties responsible for our clients’ injuries accountable for their actions. By taking legal action, our spinal cord injury lawyers can help spinal cord injury victims in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario recover the compensation they need to readjust to life following an accident.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury refers to any injury that damages the spinal cord, vertebrae, discs, or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Depending upon the site and severity, a spinal cord injury can cause temporary or permanent changes in strength, bodily function, and control over limbs. Injury severity is often referred to as complete or incomplete. In an incomplete spinal injury, they may retain some sensory and motor function, while a victim loses all sensory and motor function below the injury in cases of complete injury. Paralysis after a spinal cord injury is known as quadriplegia (also known as tetraplegia) and paraplegia.
Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries in Ottawa
Spinal cord injuries in Ottawa can occur in a number of different ways. However, there are some types of accidents and incidents that are known for producing spinal cord injuries more frequently than others. These include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liabilities
- Work injuries
- Construction accidents
These are only a few of the more common ways spinal cord injuries occur through the fault of another. If you have been involved in another type of accident or incident that was not listed above, you may have the right to financial compensation through insurance or tort claims. Find out what legal options may be available to you when you contact our office for a free case review.
Compensation for Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries in Ottawa
The compensation a spinal cord injury victim may receive can include damages for income loss, pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life, as well as home and vehicle modifications, future healthcare costs, and other economic losses.
In the case of a car, bus, truck or motorcycle accident we will help you obtain the maximum no-fault insurance coverage that can dramatically improve your quality of life. You may be entitled to these benefits without regard to liability. Your spinal cord injury lawyer could help you understand the value of your claim after reviewing your pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages in-depth.
Get Help From an Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered a serious spinal cord injury, you may need help navigating the insurance claims and legal process. At SG Injury Law, our Ottawa personal injury lawyers will help you obtain the compensation you need to get through these difficult times in your life. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation when you fill out our convenient contact form or give our office a call at (613) 518-2418.