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Back and spine injuries often result in a lifetime of chronic issues, varying from debilitating pain to total paralysis. At Zayouna Law Firm, our spinal cord injury lawyers have extensive experience with challenging catastrophic injury claims; we understand the enormous challenges associated with securing treatment and, in many instances, lifelong care for such injuries. When building cases on behalf of victims of spinal cord injuries (SCIs), we plead not only for their current needs but for their prospective care costs, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
The team of experts at Zayouna is persistent, careful, and reliable, so contact us right away at 1-416-622-4357 to arrange your free consultation.
A spinal cord injury (SCI) damages nerves in the cauda equina or the spinal cord itself. This messes with the impulses that travel from the brain to the rest of the body. Spinal cord injuries are among the most life-altering disasters that may happen. There are two main categories of SCIs.
The spinal cord is completely severed in cases of complete SCI. This completely disables the affected area below the damage site. In most cases, a SCI will be partial or complete.
Tetraplegia or quadriplegia, which involves paralysis below the neck, is the most acute type of total SCI. Paraplegia affects both legs, although a patient retains the use of both arms. Hemiplegia makes one individual’s side of the body unable to move, while monoplegia only affects one leg or arm.
In an incomplete SCI, the spinal cord is damaged or compressed. However, the brain can continue to transmit messages below the damaged site. A person with an SCI that is incomplete can preserve some feeling and motor function.
There are different kinds of SCIs that aren’t finished:
Incomplete SCIs are more unpredictable than complete SCIs. Injury severity and location play a role in how much or how little feeling and mobility a person has. The probability of a complete recovery is doubtful.
Nerves, spinal disks, and vertebrae constitute the main parts of the spinal cord. The victim may incur lifelong effects if any part of the spine is injured in an accident. When a SCI is severe enough, it might affect the patient’s ability to feel and move below the injury site. Identifying who or what caused your severe spine injury is one of the first steps toward obtaining justice and compensation:
A knowledgeable Toronto spinal cord injury lawyer from the Zayouna Law Firm could be helpful if you’re unsure of the exact reason for the spinal cord injury. We can thoroughly investigate your accident to identify potential fault. Our attorneys and other specialists have years of experience in determining liability in cases involving catastrophic injuries. Your claim will be handled by an experienced Toronto personal injury lawyer from our firm.
Call our law office at 1-416-622-4357 right away.
Cases involving spinal cord injuries are complex because SCIs are catastrophic injuries. Typically, these cases include bringing claims against various defendants who contributed to the victim’s injury and coordinating multiple medical specialties.
SCIs are also extremely expensive injuries. The estimated lifetime costs for a paralysed person are projected to be in the millions of dollars, excluding the loss of wages and health benefits. To pursue an appropriate amount of damages when representing clients with spinal cord injuries, Zayouna’s personal injury attorneys must first estimate the lifetime costs associated with your injury. This includes:
Expensive medical bills for hospitalization, medicines, surgeries, medical devices, and ongoing treatment
Costs related to assistive technologies, such as wheelchairs, ramps, and computer software, Lost wages, and potential future earnings.
Loss of health benefits and more out-of-pocket expenses
Persistent pain and/or discomfort
Incapacity to retain the same standard of living as before the incident
Excessive anxiety, stress, and depression
Concerns on the physiological, psychological, and emotional levels
Whether you or a dear one has sustained a catastrophic spinal cord damage, obtaining legal guidance from a spine injury attorney will help you through the arduous journey ahead. If you think your damage was caused by carelessness, intentional or unintentional harm, many parties may be held responsible. The Toronto spinal cord injury lawyers of Zayouna are prepared to aggressively advocate your best interests.
For years, our seasoned personal injury lawyers have fought in favour of SCI victims and their families throughout Toronto. We possess the necessary resources to handle your claim. For further information, please contact us online or by phone at 1-416-622-4357 and arrange a free consultation.
Many spine injuries happen at work. Improper lifting, repeated motion injuries, severe falls, and getting caught in or between pieces of equipment are all potential causes of spine damage. If you have a spine injury at work, you may have two potential options for financial compensation. The primary choice is a compensation claim for workers. This could result in payment of your medical expenses and two-thirds of your gross weekly salary without the requirement to prove carelessness or liability.
If someone else caused your spine damage, however, the second choice, a personal injury lawsuit, may be preferred. If you make a personal injury claim, your damages might be better paid. Before accepting a workers’ compensation settlement and forfeiting your ability to bring a claim against your employer, discuss your alternative options with a spinal cord injury lawyer. Our spinal injury lawyers are able to assist you with both types of claims.
All mental activity is controlled by the spinal cord, whose injury might be catastrophic and leave a person permanently unable. The spinal cord also serves as the control centre for the body’s neurological system. SCIs frequently have life-altering effects on both the person and their loved ones. Usually, victims of spinal cord injuries are either completely or partially paralysed and need constant medical care and supervision.
In the case that such injuries result in complex insurance claims, an expert spinal cord injury attorney should be called for legal counsel and assistance. The attorneys at Zayouna who specialize in spinal injury cases are aware of the terrible effects that spinal cord injuries can have on both patients and their families. Lawyers in Toronto who specialize in spinal cord injuries realize their clients face a challenging recovery process but are committed to seeing them through it.
We want to support you while you recover and deal with the tremendous physical, emotional, and financial hardships brought on by these kinds of injuries. While Zayouna deals with the insurance company, our personal injury attorneys in Toronto work with a team of qualified treatment professionals to ensure that you or a dear one receives superior healthcare services for a safe and speedy recovery.
The cost of treating a spinal cord injury differs from person to person. Our lawyers will collaborate closely with you and your doctors throughout the duration of the legal process. Over time, we’ll learn what is required to treat your injury.
In our damages suit, we will also seek compensation for intangible losses. This includes compensation for your suffering and the inability to engage in things you formerly enjoyed.
A fair award of damages may include compensation for the following:
Diminished quality of life
Future medical bills
Lost earning capacity
Modifications to your home and vehicle
Nursing care, including in-home aides
Pain and suffering
Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Not all patients with spinal cord injuries survive. If you have lost a loved one, our qualified wrongful death lawyers or medical malpractice lawyers can assist you in getting compensation for the loss of your loved one’s company, funeral expenses, financial support, and more.
Zayouna is a large and well-established personal injury law firm with an extensive track record of success in catastrophic injury cases in Toronto, including back and spinal cord injuries. Our lawyers understand SCIs and have the financial resources necessary to take on and defeat huge insurance companies and well-funded corporate defendants.
We have extensive experience representing people who have sustained SCIs due to the negligence of others. Our skilled personal injury lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients and will fight tirelessly on your behalf to guarantee you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. Zayouna’s personal injury law team will fight for you to guarantee that you get the compensation that you deserve to look after yourself and your loved ones.
Zayouna can help you navigate the complicated paperwork and insurance claims, as well as providing a clear explanation of your rights. Please contact us immediately at 1-416-622-4357 if you would like to receive a free consultation on a spinal injury case.
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