Red Deer Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers in Red Deer Helping Spinal Cord Injury Victims Recover Compensation
Spinal Cord injuries, or SCIs, are extremely serious injuries that involve damage to the nerves that make up the spinal cord. They can occur under a variety of different circumstances, including car accidents, slip-and-falls, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and motorcycle accidents. When these injuries occur, they often require many months or even years of medical treatment, both physical and occupational therapy, and rehabilitation. In some instances, spinal cord injury victims are permanently paralyzed below the site of the injury, and their lives will never be the same.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was caused by another individual’s carelessness or negligence, you might be eligible to pursue personal injury recovery against that at-fault individual or entity. The Red Deer spinal cord injury Lawyers at Red Deer Personal Injury Law can investigate the circumstances of your accident, as well as the seriousness of your injury, and could initiate a personal injury claim on you or your loved one’s behalf. Give us a call today at 1 (844) 512-4098 to schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury lawyer in Red Deer.
What is a Complete Spinal Cord Injury?
A complete spinal cord injury is one that results in the total loss of function and feeling below the site of their injury. Consequently, the accident victim will suffer from a loss of sensation in the bowel, bladder, legs, and sexual organs. There are various levels of complete spinal cord injury, including paraplegia and tetraplegia. Typically, a complete spinal cord injury results in permanent paralysis below the point of injury to the spine.
What is an Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury?
An incomplete spinal cord injury is one that leaves the victim with some loss of movement and sensation below the area of the body where the accident victim suffered the injury. Types of non-complete spinal cord injuries include the following:
- Central cord syndrome
- Anterior cord syndrome
- Posterior cord syndrome
- Cauda Equina Lesion
Incomplete spinal cord injuries tend to have a better prognosis than complete spinal cord injuries, and many victims recover significant feeling and movement over time.
Spinal Cord Injuries Tend to Result in Significant Economic and Non-Economic Losses
Due to their severity, both complete and incomplete spinal cord injuries tend to result in substantial losses for victims. In fact, the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation reports that a 25-year-old victim with high tetraplegia can expect to incur health care and living expenses of more than $4.7 million (USD) throughout his or her life. Some of the specific losses that spinal cord injury victims will likely incur include:
- Lost income
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative costs
- Lost quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
Because SCI cases can result in such substantial losses, it’s critical that victims retain an experienced attorney as soon as they can.
Contact a Red Deer Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
If you suffered a spinal cord injury in an accident that was brought about by another person’s negligence, let the skilled legal team at Red Deer Personal Injury Law investigate your case and pursue monetary compensation on your behalf. You can schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a Red Deer spinal cord injury Lawyer by calling us at 1 (844) 512-4098, or by contacting us online today.