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Personal Injury Claims Often Follow Spinal Cord Injuries

The information in this blog post has not been updated to accurately reflect the current trends and information related to this topic. Should you require legal advice, please contact a personal injury lawyer or certified professional for additional information and resources. 

Car accidents often change the lives of the people involved. Catastrophic injuries can occur in the blink of an eye, and victims then have to cope with the emotional and financial consequences. Spinal cord injuries are the subject of many personal injury lawsuits that are litigated in the Ontario civil justice system.

Impacts of a spinal cord injury

The sensation, strength and certain body functions below the site of a spinal cord injury can be affected. Complete spinal cord injuries refer to the loss of all motor and sensory function below the injury site, and incomplete injuries apply to cases in which some degree of feeling and mobility remain. Spinal cord injuries can cause different types of paralysis, including quadriplegia or tetraplegia, which affects the victim's trunk, hands, arms, pelvic organs and legs. Paraplegia refers to complete or partial paralysis to the limbs, pelvic organs and trunk.

Spinal cord injuries and accidents

Reportedly, a substantial portion of reported spinal cord injuries occur due to  automobile and motorcycle crashes. Authorities say alcohol played a role one in every four reported spinal cord injuries. Falls and recreational or sports activities cause a significant number of these injuries, and assaults or other acts of violence are sometimes to blame. Certain diseases can also lead to spinal cord damage.

Victims of spinal cord injuries that cause paralysis have to adjust their entire lifestyles and redesign their homes to accommodate wheelchairs and other aids. Along with the medical expenses, ongoing therapy and, in some cases, loss of earning potential, the emotional consequences are often overwhelming. Fortunately, the Ontario civil justice system allows victims of the negligence of others to pursue claims for financial relief. An experienced personal injury lawyer can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout legal proceedings in pursuit of past and future losses.

Contact The Morris Law Group

If you or a loved one has been injured in a serious accident, contact The Morris Law Group for a free no obligation consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. We have been practicing personal injury law in Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe for over 60 years. We ensure that your rights are preserved and that you receive the personal attention you deserve. At our law firm we work on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay until your case settles.

All personal injury firms will work to get you the best settlement, but only at The Morris Law Group will you get the care and support you need at such a difficult time. Contact us today.


Diagram of a person's skeletal while driving a car and obtaining a neck injury. Neck injury is indicated by red colouring on the neck.


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