Spinal Cord Injury After an Ontario Bicycle Accident
One of the most serious injuries an Ottawa cyclist can sustain is spinal cord injury. Like head trauma, damage to the spinal cord is severe and can certainly be life-altering. Because the spinal cord is responsible for transmitting signals from the brain to the body, and vice-versa, damage to the spinal cord can have very serious and lasting effects on an individual’s health and their ability to function. The most severe consequences of spinal cord injury involve permanent disability or paralysis of part of the body or the entire body. The extent of the injury depends upon the location of the damage to the spinal cord.
Some of the Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injury
A variety of symptoms accompany a spinal cord injury. Some of the symptoms include numbness, loss of feeling, and loss of motor function in the area below the injury. Because the spinal cord controls all of the nerves in a person’s’ body, the symptoms of spinal cord injuries usually have to do with sensation and movement of parts of the body near the site of injury. The severity of these symptoms varies depending on the extent of the damage done to particular nerves. It is possible to regain sensation or movement in areas that were once affected by nerve damage, but this is never a guarantee.
Ottawa Spinal Cord Injuries May Require Rehabilitation
Individuals who suffer from spinal cord injury are often hospitalized and require intense medical treatment. This often placed a burden on themselves and their friends and family. It can be difficult emotionally and financially. Because of the severity of the injuries, treatment for spinal cord injuries can take a long time and there are often recurring bouts of treatment, rehabilitation and other medical appointments.
Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help?
For these reasons, a personal injury lawyer can be very beneficial in this kind of situation. It is important to enlist the help of a personal injury lawyer who can help you receive compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact the personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth. Call us at 613 233-4529 or use the contact form on the site.
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