Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
Written by Joseph A. Nagy
I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer, located in Edmonton and serving central and northern Alberta.
A biomechanical engineer is only of the many experts on my team that I would retain to help you fight your spinal cord injury case against the insurance company and obtain the fair compensation you deserve. Learn more about my team of personal injury experts and how I use them to help my clients.
The financial difference in the outcome could be astounding.
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Proving damages is crucial for victims of spinal cord injuries to receive the support they require now and in the future. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer will know what scientific, medical, and personal injury experts are needed to prove damages in your case. The injury lawyer will also know whether the insurance company’s offer is fair and fight to get you the highest possible fair compensation.
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Paraplegic or quadriplegic injuries are often sustained in motor vehicle accidents when a vehicle occupant is ejected from the vehicle, often in a rollover. While you do not need to be ejected from the vehicle to sustain a spinal cord injury, the insurance company may argue that your failure to wear a seat belt caused or contributed to your spinal cord injury. If the insurer’s argument is proven, it reduces the amount of compensation that you can get from the insurance company. An experienced spinal cord injury lawyer will hire a biomechanical engineer to investigate the accident. The biomechanical engineer can assist in proving that quadriplegia or paraplegia may have resulted anyway, or that more serious injury or death would likely have occurred if your seat belt was worn.
A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord or the nerve endings at its base are damaged. The spinal cord passes through the center of the vertebrae. Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows decreasing space for the spinal cord. This increases pressure on nerves coming off the spinal cord and can cause back pain, numbness, weakness or pain in the leg. Spinal cord injuries can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports injuries are three of the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. Motor vehicle accidents are the most common cause.
When a disk or vertebrae is damaged, a procedure called a spinal fusion can prevent further damage or pressure on the spinal cord. A piece of bone, often from the patient’s pelvis, is removed. The disk is removed and the bone segment is placed between the vertebrae. Rods and screws are often used to strengthen the join and prevent the affected vertebrae from too much movement.