A spinal cord injury can be a devastating consequence of many types of accidents and can have a profound and lasting impact on the life of the victim and those around them. Spinal cord injuries occur whenever there is traumatic injury to the spinal cord resulting in a loss of function, such as mobility and sensation, below the level of injury. The location of the injury will determine just how much function is lost.
Symptoms of a spinal cord injury are often immediately apparent; a victim may experience a loss of movement, loss of sensation, or loss of bowel or bladder control. Other symptoms may include exaggerated reflexes or spasms, pain or stinging sensation, difficulty breathing, weakness, and poor coordination. How the spine is injured, and how that injury is treated, will go a long way towards determining the quality of life for the injured party going forward.
The most common cause of spinal cord injuries is automobile accidents. Other causes include sports-related accidents, falls, diseases, or acts of violence such as a stabbing or shooting. There may be insurance policies available that can cover some of the medical and related expenses incurred, but when the injury is caused by the careless, negligent, or intentional act of another person, the victim may also be entitled to compensation from them as a result.
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, you need to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can assist you, answer your questions, and evaluate your case to determine if you are entitled to compensation.
Calgary personal injury lawyer Tara Cassidy and her team at the law firm of Chadi & Company know spinal cord injuries and help victims and their families deal with the overwhelming consequences of such injuries by providing compassionate counsel and aggressively pursuing compensation on their behalf.
This compensation may include not only medical bills, but the cost of long-term therapy and care, lost wages due to absences from work, as well as the loss of future income as a result of the injury, pain and suffering, and many other associated costs. Every case is different, but Tara will use her experience to thoroughly evaluate the facts and determine the most efficient and effective course of action for obtaining the compensation you need.
Consulting with Tara at the earliest opportunity will help you understand your options and will allow her and her skilled team at Chadi & Company to begin working on your case so you can concentrate on getting better. The prospects of life with a brain injury are daunting but you don’t have to go it alone. Call Tara Cassidy for a free consultation and case evaluation.
For over 15 years, the law firm of Chadi & Company has been providing clients throughout the greater Calgary area with legal representation in all types of personal injury cases. Led by experienced personal injury lawyer Tara Cassidy, the firm is committed to the highest levels of integrity, professionalism, and legal excellence—and they have the track record of success to prove it. They have the expertise to handle all types of personal injury matters, from car and motorcycle accidents to spinal cord and brain injuries. Tara Cassidy and her team are ready to see your case through to a positive outcome; they’ll be accessible to answer your questions, help you make informed decisions, and provide sound legal advice every step of the way. Call Tara today at 1-877-777-1099 or send her an e-mail at email@example.com for a free initial consultation.