SPINAL CORD INJURIES – WE TAKE THESE INJURIES SERIOUSLY
Spinal cord injuries can result in numbness, pain, tingling, loss of function and other disabilities that can require a long process of rehabilitation and medical treatments. The prognosis is usually not good for these injuries and they often are permanent. Surgery often does not resolve spinal cord injuries. There is usually risk with surgery; in some cases, the surgery can worsen the spinal cord injury and result in paralysis.
Paraplegia and quadriplegia can be the result of serious SCI (Spinal Cord Injuries). Paralysis can result from spinal cord injuries.
Unfortunately, too often, serious spinal cord injuries are initially dismissed as “minor injuries” by ICBC usually because there has not been a thorough medical-legal investigation utilizing radiology exams.
Disc herniations, protrusions, disc bulges, annular tears, or wedge compression fractures are spinal cord injuries that can be diagnosed with the aid of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These spinal cord injuries can occur in your cervical (neck), thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (low back) spine at various levels.
At the Dyson Law Firm, we can help your doctor refer you to leading edge MRI clinics in the Greater Vancouver area to ensure your spinal cord injury is correctly diagnosed and proven. We also work hard to ensure that ICBC pays the accident benefits you are entitled to while you are waiting for your settlement or trial.
The leading cause of spinal cord injury in Canada is from motor vehicle accidents. Slips and falls are the next leading cause of SCI.
Functional impairment often results from spinal cord injuries which means that the victim may be able to claim compensation for the loss of future earning capacity, the loss of future housekeeping ability or the cost of future care. ICBC often resists these claims vigorously so it’s essential not to deal with ICBC alone. Instead, you will need experienced legal counsel on your side – like us.
We have decades of experience representing accident victims suffering from spinal cord injuries. If you are suffering from a spinal cord injury, don’t suffer alone. Phone Dyson Law instead: