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Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal Cord Injuries

When it comes to spinal cord injuries, the impact on your life can be devastating. The consequences can reach far beyond physical pain and suffering, affecting your emotional well-being, relationships, and financial stability. Safi Law Group is a dedicated personal injury law firm in Edmonton that assists people who have sustained spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of others. Keep reading to learn more about spinal cord injuries, their types and common causes, and the importance of putting your recovery first. You’ll understand why hiring a spinal cord injury lawyer can make all the difference in your quest for justice.

What are spinal cord injuries?

A spinal cord injury (SCI) occurs when there is damage to the spinal cord, disrupting the communication between the brain and the rest of the body. These injuries can result in a loss of motor function, sensory function, bladder control, and sexual function, significantly impacting your quality of life. The severity of the injury depends on the level of injury and whether it is complete or incomplete.

Types of spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries can be categorized into two main types: complete injury and incomplete injury.

  1. Complete injury: A complete injury is one where the spinal cord is entirely severed or damaged, resulting in total loss of motor and sensory function below the level of injury. This means a person with a complete injury will have no voluntary movement or sensation in the affected area.
  2. Incomplete injury: An incomplete injury is one where the spinal cord is partially damaged. This type of injury can result in varying degrees of motor function, sensory function, bladder control, and sexual function. The extent of the disability will depend on the severity and location of the injury.

Common causes of spinal cord injury

Car accidents are among the most common causes of spinal cord injuries. Other significant contributors include slips and fall accidents, accidents during sports activities, and acts of violence.

Spinal cord injuries often result from various incidents, with automobile collisions being the most prevalent cause. Other common contributors include slips and falls, which can occur in everyday life or in the workplace, as well as accidents during sports activities, where participants may sustain injuries due to collisions, falls, or improper protective gear. Additionally, violent acts, such as assaults or gunshot wounds, can lead to spinal cord injuries.

Putting Your Recovery First after a spinal cord injury

The recovery journey after spinal cord trauma can be long and challenging. Focusing on your physical and emotional well-being during this time is essential. Seeking appropriate medical treatment from a qualified medical professional is critical in managing and potentially improving your condition. This may involve working with a team of healthcare providers, such as physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers, to help you regain your independence and adapt to your new circumstances.

In addition to medical care, it is crucial to have a strong support system in place. This can include family, friends, and support groups for people with spinal injuries. A social worker can help you connect with these resources and navigate the emotional challenges of adjusting to life after a spinal cord injury.

Yes, you should consult with a spinal cord injury lawyer

Dealing with the aftermath of a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming. While focusing on your recovery, you shouldn’t have to worry about navigating the legal system alone. Hiring a skilled personal injury lawyer from Safi Law Group experienced with spinal cord injuries can provide you with the following benefits:

  1. Expertise in spinal cord injury cases: Our spinal cord injury lawyers have a deep understanding of the unique complexities involved in these cases. They can help you gather evidence, build a strong case, and navigate the legal system to seek compensation for your injuries.
  2. Advocacy for your rights: A catastrophic injury like a spinal cord injury can lead to significant medical expenses, lost income, and long-term care needs. Our lawyers will fight for your rights and seek the compensation you deserve to help alleviate the financial burden of your injury.
  3. Emotional support: A spinal cord injury can be an isolating experience. Our compassionate team understands the emotional toll these injuries can take on individuals and their families. We provide legal representation and emotional support throughout the process, ensuring your needs are met and your voice is heard.
  4. Access to resources: As part of our commitment to your recovery, our spinal cord injury lawyers can connect you with relevant resources, such as medical professionals, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and support groups. We strive to ensure that you have the necessary tools to navigate your new reality and work towards regaining your independence.
  5. No upfront costs: At Safi Law Group, we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay any legal fees unless we secure a successful settlement or verdict on your behalf. This allows you to focus on your recovery without the financial stress of legal fees.

Take the first step towards justice and recovery today

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury due to the negligence of others, you deserve justice and compensation. Safi Law Group is here to help. Contact us for a free introductory consultation to discuss your case or call our office at (780) 760-7234. Let our dedicated team of spinal cord injury lawyers guide you through the legal process and work tirelessly to secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Don’t let your injury define your future; take action today and let Safi Law Group fight for you.

Don't underestimate back pain or spinal injuries after an accident. Always get a thorough checkup. Safi Law Group emphasizes the value of your health and wellbeing, ensuring you get the justice and care you deserve.
Don't underestimate back pain or spinal injuries after an accident. Always get a thorough checkup. Safi Law Group emphasizes the value of your health and wellbeing, ensuring you get the justice and care you deserve.

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