According to Spinal Cord Injury Ontario (SCIO), every year there are more than 600 new spinal cord injuries in Ontario, and current estimates indicate that there are approximately 33,140 Ontarians living with spinal cord injury.
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by a multitude of circumstances including motor vehicle accidents, workplace mishaps, sport related accidents, slip and fall accidents, diving into shallow water, and general negligence, amongst many others. The top causes for traumatic spinal cord injuries in Ontario are unintentional falls (43.2%) and motor vehicle accidents (42.8%). Spinal cord injuries are particularly devastating, as substantial nerve damage can lead to paralysis and a host of other medical hurdles.
SCIO states that on average, it takes 2 to 3 years to attain sufficient independence following a spinal cord injury, and intensive psycho-social support is critical component to rehabilitation from the onset of injury, through acute hospitalization, rehabilitation and transition into community living.
There have been significant advancements in medical technology, and according to the Rick Hansen institute, it is estimated that 90% of what we know about spinal cord injury has been discovered in the last 20 years. The spinal cord injury lawyers at Bergel Magence will help you and your family on your road to recovery by working with numerous medical specialists, ensuring that you get the best possible treatment. We will be your advocate, listen to you, and help you obtain the maximum financial award possible so that you do not have to suffer the burden of tremendous healthcare expenses.
If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, contact Bergel Magence for your free, no-obligation consultation.