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Have You Suffered a Spinal Injury as the Result of an Accident? Let Us Help. It’s What We Do.

Accidents causing injury to the spine can be life-changing for the victim. Ongoing treatment, including rehabilitation and surgeries, may be necessary to treat complications resulting from the spinal cord injury, which can range in severity depending on where on the spinal cord the injury occurred, and the degree of damage to the area.

Strype Injury Law consists of highly experienced trial lawyers who have represented clients in hundreds of trials. We understand what it takes to be successful in proving liability in accidents causing spinal cord injuries.

Our lawyers will examine every aspect of the case and work with our highly experienced team of medical professionals to gain the information and insight we need to secure fair compensation.

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What to Do After an Accident Where There’s a Suspected Spinal Cord Injury

Step-by-Step Process
  • Stay Calm. Don't try to force movement. Wait for ambulance or paramedics. Advise them immediately if you have lost feeling. They will secure the site of injury and carefully remove you from the vehicle. 
  • Call 911 This will alert police and ambulance services.

  • Check for injuries. If you feel that you have been seriously injured, do not try to move. Let the First Responders evaluate you and provide necessary care and support. It is important that if recommended, that you go to the hospital. Please proceed to the hospital right away. Hospital records are extremely important in evaluating which injuries occurred in the accident. The insurance industry often suggests that injuries had already existed or are not related to the accident because there was no initial complaint at the time of the accident. 
  • If the accident is minor or no major injuries are present, then move the vehicles to a safe area. Turn hazard lights on in all vehicles involved in the accident.
  • Make notes of damages and take pictures.
  • Record or photograph the names, addresses, license plate numbers, vehicle information (make, model, year) of each vehicle involved in the accident, as well as insurance information.
  • Get information from any available witnesses, especially their names and contact information. 
  • When able, contact your insurance company.
  • It is absolutely vital that you begin a diary containing dates, times, places of medical treatment and insurance contacts.
  • It’s important to file a report and request accident benefits within 30 days of an accident resulting in a spinal cord injury. If you’re a family member of an accident victim who is unable to file a claim themselves due to their injuries, talk to one of our Ontario accident lawyers as soon as possible to ensure that a report is filed before the 30-day deadline.

What Can Happen With a Spinal Cord Injury

  • Loss or altered sensation of heat, cold, touch
  • Chronic pain
  • Trouble breathing
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Spasticity
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Changes in sexual function, including sensitivity and fertility

How a Personal Injury Lawyer can Help you in the Event of a Spinal Cord Injury

Strype Personal Injury Lawyers work closely our extensive network of medical professionals to ensure our clients receive the best treatment for injuries they sustained in a catastrophic accident. We understand that spinal cord injuries can result in changing conditions for the patient over time, including complications that may not appear immediately, meaning that ongoing medical care and monitoring are often required. We’ll also use our extensive network of connections in mobility, housing modification, occupational therapy, and family counseling to help you cope with this traumatic life event.

We will be your advocate and negotiate or litigate for as long as it takes for you to receive the best settlement possible. We’ll work closely with you to ensure you receive all available benefits (accident, disability, third-party liability, or tort).

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