Neck and spinal cord injuries resulting in quadriplegia, paraplegia and hemiplegia are among the more devastating injuries that can occur. They can completely change a victim’s life and the resulting need for intensive treatment and care can be a significant financial burden on the victim and their family. In addition to the physical limitations and pain, a victim of spinal cord injury can also suffer psychological and socioeconomic disorders. There can be an increased rate of rehospitalization and loss of employability along with a decreased quality of life.
Smith Thompson’s Spinal Injury Claim Lawyers are determined professionals who work hard to establish liability on the at-fault party and secure fair compensation for clients of such serious injuries. Our goal is to ensure the victims of these tragic injuries recover settlements that are sufficient to allow them to live their lives as independently, comfortably and with the highest quality of life possible.
Neck or spinal injuries may include long-term effects such as:
- Respiratory complications including:
- Respiratory failure;
- Sleep apnea;
- Pleural effusion;
- Cardiovascular complications including:
- Orthostatic hypotension;
- Autonomic dysreflexia;
- Impaired cardiovascular reflexes;
- Cardiac atrophy;
- Urinary and bowel complications;
- Chronic Pain;
- Pressure ulcers;
- Bone fractures;
- Motor impairment;
- Anxiety; and
- Shortened life span.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for a Victim’s Justice
Occupational therapy and physical therapy are only two of many rehabilitation programs that are required treatments for most of the injuries listed above. While healthcare in Alberta can provide assistance for people facing serious neck or spinal injuries, additional care is often necessary and can be costly and even a financial burden for family members. Smith Thompson’s personal injury lawyers in Edmonton take neck and spinal cord injuries very seriously and will fight to ensure you have the compensation necessary to meet all of your care needs.
Contact Edmonton’s Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you are seeking compensation and settlement for the pain and suffering endured by you or a loved one, the personal injury lawyers at Smith Thompson are only a phone call away. We often represent our clients on a contingency fee basis so we don’t collect any legal fees until your case is settled. Call our personal injury lawyers for a free consultation today.