Does paralysis always occur with a severe spinal cord injury?
How are spinal cord and back injuries treated?
How is prognosis determined after a spinal cord or back injury?
How can a Vancouver accident lawyer help a victim of spinal cord or back injury?
Not always. It depends on the spine was hurt, the amount of force used, and the extent of injury to the nerves along the spinal column. When a victim experiences only lower body paralysis, this is called “paraplegia.” When there’s paralysis of both upper and lower body, this is called “quadriplegia.”
Treatment for spinal cord and back injuries usually requires a combination of strategies, customized from:
- Special neurological therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Psychological therapy
Medications will usually be part of any treatment. The accident lawyers at Stephens and Holman will make it their goal to get you a substantial settlement so your family can pay for all current and future treatments without worry.
Usually physicians will first find the area of impact to get an idea of what kind of damage is involved. Generally, the higher up it is on the spinal cord, the more extensive the injury’s effects will be. A series of X-rays, CT Scans, and physical movement tests are often required. The physician will inform family members if there is hope of recovery and what can be done to improve the odds.
A British Columbia lawyer who has handled many cases involving spinal cord or back injuries will be well prepared to help your family deal with all the pitfalls. We can help you deal with ICBC and other insurance companies to get a fair settlement.
In this difficult time, you shouldn’t have to worry about how to cover medical treatment and other bills. With supportive legal help, your family can focus on helping your loved one work towards recovery. Call 604-730-4120 for a complimentary review of your case.