Ottawa Car Accident Lawyers – Spinal Cord Injuries

Car accidents are the cause of almost 50% of serious spinal cord injuries. When an accident leads to spinal cord injuries, it is usually one of the following:

  • Excessive spinal pressure (compression)
  • Spinal bruising (contusion)
  • Lacerations

Some of the symptoms of a serious spinal cord injury are:

  • severe back pain
  • pressure in the neck, head or back
  • difficulty breathing
  • trouble walking or keeping balance
  • loss of movement in any part of the body
  • numbness in hands, fingers, or toes

These are just a few of the symptoms. It is always important to have a medical professional check you out immediately following an accident. Unfortunately it is impossible to reverse the damage from a serious spinal cord injury. There are simply treatments to help those suffering lead a more active and productive life.

Some serious spinal cord injuries can lead to significant nerve damage and could potentially cause paralysis, muscle dystrophy, autonomic disturbances and/or loss of reflex function.

Symptoms of paralysis following an Ontario accident include:

  • changes to circulation and respiration
  • changes to the kidneys and gastrointestinal system
  • changes to muscles, joints, and bones
  • spasticity of the limbs
  • muscle spasms
  • pressure sores
  • edema
  • blood clots in the lower limbs
  • feelings of numbness or pain
  • bacterial infection
  • disruption of the normal working of the tissues, glands, and organs
  • constipation
  • loss of control of urination
  • sexual difficulties
  • abnormal sweating
  • abnormal breathing or heart rate
  • balance problems
  • difficulty thinking
  • behavioral issues
  • difficulty speaking or swallowing
  • vision problems

If your Ontario accident was the result of  negligence party, it is highly possible for the injured victim to receive compensation. For more information contact the Ottawa personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by calling 613-233-4529 or emailing [email protected]

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