Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer in BC

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A spinal cord injury is devastating. For many, it can mean the loss of a job, as well as quality of life.

Prognosis from a spinal cord injury can vary from miraculous recovery within months to years of physical therapy with no progress. 

Our job is to help ensure you the best possible legal and medical outcome regardless of the nature of your spinal cord injury.

As a leading personal injury law firm, our attorneys have witnessed the devastating effects of spinal cord injuries first hand. By taking legal action, we can help spinal cord injury victims recover the compensation they need to readjust to life following an unexpected accident.

Whether caused by a car accident, a workplace accident, medical malpractice, or another type of accident, it goes without saying that spinal cord injuries can impair a victim’s ability to work, socialize and pay for much-needed medical care.

At Dhanu Dhaliwal Law Group, our attorneys are dedicated to holding the parties responsible for our clients’ injuries accountable for their actions.

Spinal Cord Injuries

The spinal cord is an amazingly complex column of nerves that runs along the vertebrae of your spine. The spinal cord is the body’s information highway that sends signals from the brain to control all aspects of the body. Spinal cord injuries can be divided into two broad categories – incomplete and complete.

The physical consequences of an incomplete injury vary depending on the extent of injury. An incomplete injury means that the ability of the spinal cord to convey messages to or from the brain is not completely lost. Additionally, some sensation (even if it’s faint) and movement is possible below the level of injury.

A complete injury, however, means that the spinal cord is completely severed which eliminates related functions. Unlike a brain injury, those suffering a spinal cord injury will almost always know that they are injured.

Source: Spinal Cord Injury, published by Dr. John W. McDonald, MD and Cristina Sadowsky, MD, Lancet Medical Journal 2002

Who is Liable When You Suffer a Back Injury at Work?

If you sustained a spinal cord injury at work, workers’ compensation may provide benefits for medical bills and lost wages. However, in exchange for workers’ compensation, you will no longer have the means to sue your employer.

 You may be able to file a lawsuit against a third-party, whose negligence caused your injury. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer can help you determine if this is possible, or the right choice for you.

Workers who have been denied workers’ compensation should contact a spinal cord injury lawyer immediately to discuss their claim.

What Damages Can You Receive in a Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuit?

In a spinal cord injury lawsuit, a spinal cord injury lawyer may be able to help you recover the following damages:

Medical Bills: Plaintiffs can recover money for any medical bills resulting from the injury, including hospital bills, prescription drugs, doctor visits and rehabilitation, as well as any future medical expenses.

Lost Wages: Compensation for time spent away from work, as well as a loss of earning capacity may also be awarded.

Pain and Suffering: When an individual suffers a spinal cord injury, they can experience lasting physical and emotional pain. These victims can receive monetary damages for this pain and suffering.

Wrongful Death: When a spinal cord injury results in death, the victims’ family may be able to sue the negligent party. In these cases, the family may be eligible for damages based on the pain and suffering of the victim, as well as money to ease the financial burden left by their loved one’s absence.

If you or someone you care for faced a severe spine or back injury, fill out our free, no-obligation case review form. Our personal injury attorneys have experience handling cases in a variety of practice areas and are ready to help you with you recover the compensation you may be entitled to for your spinal cord injury.

How can a spinal cord injury lawyer help?

The ultimate goal of our team of lawyers and network of healthcare professionals is to provide you with an outcome that most closely resembles the life you previously enjoyed.

If you or a loved one suffered a serious spinal cord injury, and you require compensation to recover, we may be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. Fill out our case review form to find out more.

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