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How to Navigate a Spinal Cord Injury in Ontario

Spinal cord injuries require intense critical care in the early stages of treatment to ensure you can recuperate fully. It is imperative that you obtain effective legal representation immediately to secure the appropriate benefits and compensation to finance recovery. Zuber Brioux is here to help you navigate the legal process you need to take to receive the compensation you deserve for your spinal cord injury.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?

A spinal cord injury (also known as SCI) refers to the harm sustained by the spinal cord at any location or to the nerves located at the spinal canal’s end. This damage can have lasting consequences on various aspects of bodily functions, including sensations, strength and motor abilities. Spinal cord injuries can significantly affect an individual’s life.

Various neurological disorders or an injury leading to the fracture of your vertebrae have the potential to harm your spinal cord. When the spinal cord sustains damage, it essentially blocks the neural highway, preventing nerve impulses from passing through. This condition can lead to paralysis, causing a loss of both mobility and sensation below the point of injury. Not all spinal cord injuries cause complete paralysis.

Common Causes of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can occur due to:

  • Motor vehicle collisions
  • Slip and fall accident
  • Sports injuries
  • Acts of violence

The Importance of Legal Counsel

A spinal cord injury can lead to many complications, significantly impacting your quality of life, posing potential challenges to earning income and covering necessary expenses such as treatments or medications. At Zuber Brioux, we will use all our connections and resources to help you and your family access the necessary medical support for recovery. This includes getting you the compensation you need for brain or spinal cord injuries.

Contact us now for a free consultation.