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Spinal Cord Injury

Did you know that 84% of people who suffer spinal cord injuries in Canada are below the age of 34? A spinal cord injury disrupts the transportation of signals between the body and the brain. This can result in full or partial loss of sensation, motor control and paralysis of the limbs. A spinal cord injury can occur due to trauma or a blow on the spine after a car accident, a fall, sports injury, tumor, disease or violent acts.

Complications of spinal cord injuries

An injured spinal cord may create a series of complications. In the most severe cases, the injury leads to paralysis. The other well-known complications of spinal cord injuries include:

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  • Loss of sensation in the limbs
  • Difficulty or loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Tingling sensation in the legs and arms
  • Nerve damage
  • Problems sensing heat and cold
  • Chronic pain

Spinal cord injuries are treated as medical emergencies because they can have severe long term effects on the victim. Treatments administered include surgery, medications, braces or traction that is used to stabilize the spinal cord and in some cases surgery is required. If a spinal cord injury occurs due to another person’s negligent actions, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. This is considered one of the most severe personal injury claims.

Injured parties can claim compensation for the following forms of damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation therapy
  • Home aid
  • Cost of mobility aids and assistive devices
  • Transportation costs
  • Other incurred expenses such as renovations to the victim’s home like adding stair-lifts and ramps

Spouses of victims of spinal cord injuries can also receive compensation for loss of care, guidance and companionship.

Your spinal cord injury lawyers in Ottawa

Spinal cord injuries can, in many circumstances, be catastrophic. We understand how spinal cord injuries create challenges for victims and their families. At Yegendorf LLP, we ensure you get full and fair compensation for the injury that resulted in constant pain and mobility issues. We are dedicated to helping you achieve a favorable outcome for your case.

We have more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury claims. We work with medical specialists to obtain the required documentation in the personal injury claim. As experienced spinal cord injury lawyers in Ontario, we place special focus on an individual’s unique case to get compensation for their past, future and current expenses and losses.

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Our experienced attorneys are here for you. You can reach us on call 613-237-5000 or 1-866-303-5118 for a consultation. You may also visit our offices in Ottawa, Toronto and the GTA and throughout Eastern Ontario.

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Howard Yegendorf of Our Ottawa Injury Law Firm

“Our results in catastrophic injury cases are measured in financial terms. But I have always felt that the true success in legal cases where lives have been shattered in an accident comes from a compassionate and thorough understanding of the deepl human costs involved.”

– Howard Yegendorf, Founding Partner.

Your Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Ottawa

Spinal cord injuries create challenges for accident victims as well as their family members. At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, our lawyers know that victims of these injuries very often require advanced medical care for as long as they live. Tragically, 84 percent of people who suffer spinal cord injuries in Canada are under the age of 34, leaving them with the possibility of decades of constant pain and lack of mobility.

The spinal cord injury lawyers at our Toronto law firm are dedicated to achieving favourable outcomes for individuals with spinal cord injuries in personal injury claims. Our lawyers have nearly 50 years of combined experience and are skilled at seeking full and fair compensation for our clients through insurance companies and other sources of recovery.

We pursue full financial compensation for damages suffered due to negligence in motor vehicle accidents and slip-and-fall accidents.

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    Our personal injury law firm has decades of experience in helping victims of traffic accidents.

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    Our lawyers understand not just personal injury law but also the health care system.

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    Our team of personal injury lawyers is committed to protecting the rights of victims of serious accidents.

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    Our injury law firm focuses on cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death.

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    Our injury lawyers have vast experience in dealing with accident insurance claims and disputes.

Howard Yegendorf & Associates

Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

Howard Yegendorf & Associates

Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

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At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, we have nearly 50 years of combined experience with personal injury claims. Our primary focus is on catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful deaths, but we willguide and represent you during any personal injury case.

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