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 deep 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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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 will guide and represent you during any personal injury case.

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Jonny Hare
Jonny Hare
09:00 05 Mar 19
In 2014 I was involved in a car accident on HWY 417 near Ottawa. It involved myself and two other vehicles being rear ended. I was the middle vehicle and ended up being transported by ambulance to Queensway hospital. My injuries were misdiagnosed at the time of the accident and I was referred to Howard Yegendorf. I met with Mr. Yegendorf and he showed me overwhelming concern and care for my situation, injuries and surgery. He explained how he could file liens for surgery and physical therapy to resolve my health issues sooner rather then later. He then fought 100% with the auto insurance company completely looking out for my best interest.I cannot put into words how tremendously grateful l am for everything that Howard Yegendorf has done for me and my family!
Carol Dunlop
Carol Dunlop
02:09 04 Mar 19
2 years ago I was hit by a car on Hunt Club and Riverside intersection in Ottawa, the lady behind the wheel was not looking at me at all even though I had white sign for crossing. She stopped before the traffic light, I stepped on the crosswalk and she just turned right while looking to the left. She bumped me with her car and my foot got stuck under rear passenger wheel. Then she apparently panicked and went backwards rolling over my foot one more time. Later at emergency they diagnosed me with multiple bone fractures, I had to go through 2 complicated surgeries and over a year of rehab before I could use my foot again. And it still hurts when I run, jump, stand for too long or stress it somehow else.Engaging Howard Yegendorf and his team shortly thereafter was one of my best decisions ever. His knowledge, and confidence told me I was working with the best professionals I could have found. Howard guidance was invaluable. He listened and helped me throughout the case. We were both patient and that patience produced positive results.He helped me to deal with insurance company, guided me through LTD insurance and closed my case for really good amount of compensation.
Rony Podolsky
Rony Podolsky
13:34 19 Jan 18
Mr. Yegendorf is very different than the stereotypical lawyer. He is sympathetic to his clients and eager to help. Probably one of the most ethical, professional and experienced lawyers out there. Highly recommended!
Natalia Bradu
Natalia Bradu
15:46 17 May 17
I can not express my warmest wishes to Howard Yagendorf and his amazing team. I had a great experience working with them and I'm so thankful to his expertise and help in my difficult situation. He guided me and my family through the process and helped us to get the outcome we've never hope about. Great people, great team and overall experience was easy and worry free. Thank you so much.
Brian Mandelker
Brian Mandelker
15:41 21 Apr 17
Howard is an excellent, meticulous lawyer. Perhaps even more important though, is that he is a compassionate human being. A very good listener and an even better questioner!
Michael Dagenais
Michael Dagenais
16:42 14 Mar 17
I have known Howard for nearly 20 years. During that time he not only helped me with sound, expert advice pertaining to a "Ponzi scheme" that devastated my family, he has helped countless others. He is dedicated to the law and a true expert in his field. I know first hand that he has changed the destiny of many of his clients , allowing them to move forward with dignity after suffering catastrophic events. He cares deeply , has dogged determination, vast experience and his team of lawyers and support staff are second to none. I would highly recommend Howard and his team.
Stephen McGill
Stephen McGill
14:22 16 Feb 17
I've known Howard Yegendorf for well over a decade and consider him to be one of the most capable, professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy people I've met in my business career. His attention, compassion and skills were reinforced to me when he helped a very close family member with a potentially serious legal situation. Without hesitation I will continue to recommend Howard and his firm to anyone who wants exceptional legal representation.
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