The spinal cord has one of the most important functions in the body. Thus, any kind of spinal injury is a serious concern as such an injury will almost always result in some impairment of bodily functions and should be addressed with the help of a Barrie spinal cord injury lawyer. To learn more or discuss the merits of your case, schedule a consultation with a serious accident lawyer in Barrie today.
Purpose of the Spinal Cord
The spinal cord is much like a pathway, transmitting sensory information from the body and internal organs to the brain and vice versa. The spinal cord is responsible for motor (voluntary body movements), sensory (sensitivity to touch, pressure, temperature and pain) and automatic functions (regulates digestion, urination, body temperature, heart rate and blood pressure) of the body.
A spinal cord injury refers to damage or trauma to the spinal cord. This can be caused by receiving a bullet or a stab wound, traumatic injury to the face, neck, head, chest, or back, motor vehicle accidents, electric shock, assault, extreme twisting of the middle of the body, or slip and falls. A spinal cord injury can fall under two categories:
COMPLETE INJURY – total loss of function or sensation in the body below the level of injury
INCOMPLETE INJURY– slight or severe impairment of motor, sensory or automatic functions of the body. One may also complain of a “pins and needles sensation” in the limbs.
Spinal injuries generally have long lasting or perhaps everlasting effects. These include neurological impairments (can range from slight weakness and decreased sensation to total paralysis), loss of bowel or/and bladder control, exaggerated reflex actions or spasms, changes in sexual function, pain or intense stinging sensation, recurrent urinary tract infections, low bone density and changes in heart function.
Spinal injuries also negatively affect the quality of the individual’s life. Individuals may suffer from psychological problems, experience strained relationships (family, intimate, and colleague), and become unsuitable for employment.
Hiring a Barrie Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
The Barrie spinal injury lawyers at Rastin & Associates work on behalf of our clients to obtain benefits and compensation needed to assist with the associated costs of their long-term need for medical treatments, rehabilitation, and assistive aids. We also aim to achieve maximum compensation for loss of income or earning capacity and the decline in quality of life including pain and suffering. In cases of spinal injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, we can help the victim and their entitled family members receive the appropriate statutory accident benefits provided by the law of Ontario.
Our spinal injury lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in handling spinal injury cases. The lawyers at Rastin & Associates are familiar with the intricacies of the law and legal formalities. We therefore seek to provide our clients with the best possible representation.
Allow our lawyers to guide you along your road to recovery. If you or any-one you know has suffered a spinal injury, contact us immediately.