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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Accident Benefits Insurance Claims, Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Personal Injury Claims, safety on January 30th, 2012
Ottawa Ontario Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth. www.ottawainjury.ca I am often asked to appear on CTV to discuss Ontario personal injury issues that relate to Ottawa personal injury, Ontario personal injury, liability in Ontario, brain injury, spinal cord injury, Ottawa law firms, traumatic injury, catastrophic injury claims, slip and fall insurance claims and liability issues. I recently uploaded some of the segments. Here is a video which discusses back to school liability issues. It can be seen here:
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———————- The Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa injury lawyer representing Ottawa accident victims and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email firstname.lastname@example.org (613) 978-9549
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on October 12th, 2009
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Spinal Cord Injury Treatment
Spinal cord injuries can be traumatic and frightening experiences to injury victims and their families. Often times, if you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you may experience physical injuries such as pain, discomfort, sensitivity, and related symptoms, while fear, anger, and an experience of loss and insecurity can also be common. It is important to address these matters.
Alongside these considerations, spinal cord injuries also require the serious and careful attention of a qualified and competent lawyer who specializes in the complex and constantly evolving science and law that surrounds spinal cord injuries in Canada. I have several clients with a spinal cord injuries and I understand how this is an incredibly difficult time for you, your family and your friends.
Here is some information for you to consider as you learn more about spinal cord injuries, which generally fall into two stages, known as (1) the Primary Stage and (2) the Secondary Stage of a spinal cord injury.
The primary spinal injury stage includes an initial physical trauma to the spine. This may occur if there is a very bad fall, motor vehicle accident (Car, Truck, snowmobile) and any other such kind of traumatic incident (Snowboarding, ski accident, soccer, etc).
The primary injury can be the result of a neurological injury or spinal cord injury due to: (1) Physical compression of the spinal cord/nerves: This may occurs secondary to injury to the bone, disc, and or ligament. If compressed, the tissues narrow down the spinal canal or sometimes also change in alignment. Consequently, nerves are “squeezed” and injured. (2) Stretch of the tissues: The spinal cord is extremely sensitive and can be injured in a subtle yet severe manner, even by the most ostensibility minor trauma attributed to it directly. (3) Blood supply mutilation: secondary to an injury, the inner blood network (tiny blood vessels) can be destroyed suddenly, causing immediate and dangerous hemorrhage into the spinal cord.
Spinal cord injuries are typically diagnosed with an MRI scan just after trauma. This will better inform the decision of the doctor on how to proceed, and your lawyer, and most importantly yourself on your goals and wishes. Because at the end of the day, it’s about what you most want and need. Health is not just the absence of disease, but so much more. You want to be healthy, and back to functioning at a high level.
So far we have discussed the primary stage. What many people do not realize is that nature of the secondary injury stage, where many of the effects of the primary injury or trauma finally become clear, such as pain, tension, emotional/psychological considerations, and so on. There is no fixed time for the occurrence of secondary injury. It may occur within seconds, hours, days, and even weeks. Physiologically, the body releases certain chemicals in response to trauma. As such, these reactions in your body can cause inflammation, and reduce spinal cord blood flow. Such conditions can kill the cells in your body.
As a goal of spinal cord injury treatment, your doctor, your lawyer, and you can work together in considering the best way to:
a. decrease inflammation
b. reduce cell degradation and death
c. increase blood flow where needed
d. reduce likelihood of scar formation
The science and law behind spinal cord injuries is complex and can be a challenge for someone that is finding themselves in this situation for the first time. I respect and admire you for taking the step towards learning and recovery.
If you need more information on spinal cord injuries, or have suffered a spinal cord injury, or simply want to speak with a personal injury lawyer in the Ottawa area regarding a spinal cord injury, please visit www.ottawainjury.ca or call; 613-978-9549. You are under no obligation and I would be happy to help in anyway I can by offering you some of the resources that have helped my clients or simply listening and finding out how I can help.
-Take care and be safe out there !
David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
About Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth———————————————————————————— Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer specializing in personal injury representing Ontario accident victims since 1999. David practices with an established Ottawa law firm of more than 50 years of experience in representing accident victims, and helping personal injury accident victims get the compensation they need at an incredibly difficult time. David offers free consultations, takes cases on contingency and travels to homes or hospital. Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to email email@example.com
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Ottawa Spinal Injury Lawyer Supports people with spinal cord injury..Ottawa: Canadian Paraplegic Association ( CPA ) .
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on September 15th, 2009
Ottawa Lawyer supports Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Wheelchair Relay Challenge Race
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth notes: I will be away the day of the race but wish everyone a great day for a great cause. If you can, I urge you to support the CPA and volunteer, sponsor or help out in any way you can !
PULL UP A CHAIR 2009
**registration at 9am, event begins at 10am** Fundraise for the Wheelchair Relay Challenge and win great prizes with our 2009 Contests!!
Join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge in Ottawa and help raise funds for persons with Spinal Cord Injuries! Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. Individual and corporate teams can better understand the experience of using a wheelchair whether you are able bodied or have a disability. So come out and have some fun, be active and compete to raise awareness and vital funds for those with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Event Details Saturday September 19, 2009 – Ridgemont Secondary School 2597 Alta Vista Dr. Ottawa Team registration begins at 9 am Race begins at 10am Volunteers We can always use a helping hand – if you are interested in volunteering at this event, please complete the Volunteer Registration Register Online Now! Register and Collect pledges online to join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge. It is easy, quick and fun! Set up your personal profile, webpage, and e-mail your friends, family, coworkers to support you within minutes. They will receive an automatic tax receipt for their donation. Registration and a minimum of $100 in pledges includes the race entry fee, Gift, lunch and a chance to win great prizes. The top fundraising team will also win fabulous prizes! Sponsor a Participant Help their team reach their fundraising goal! Download a Pledge Form – Click Here Hospitality Tent The Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge hospitality area will be open on the day of the challenge to collect pledges and following the race to host lunch for all participants who raised pledges.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on August 31st, 2009
Ottawa Lawyer supporting persons with spinal cord injuries in Ottawa.
Canadian Paraplegic Association Ontario Wheelchair Relay Challenge Race Me…PULL UP A CHAIR 2009 Join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge in Ottawa and help raise funds for persons with Spinal Cord Injuries! Whether you’re looking for a corporate team building experience, a group outing or just an opportunity to get outside and have fun, this event is for you. Individual and corporate teams can better understand the experience of using a wheelchair whether you are able bodied or have a disability. So come out and have some fun, be active and compete to raise awareness and vital funds for those with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. Event Details Saturday September 19, 2009 – Ridgemont Secondary School 2597 Alta Vista Dr. Ottawa Team registration begins at 10 am Race begins at 11am Volunteers We can always use a helping hand – if you are interested in volunteering at this event, please complete the Volunteer Registration Register Online Now! Register and Collect pledges online to join the Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge. It is easy, quick and fun! Set up your personal profile, webpage, and e-mail your friends, family, coworkers to support you within minutes. They will receive an automatic tax receipt for their donation. Registration and a minimum of $100 in pledges includes the race entry fee, Gift, lunch and a chance to win great prizes. The top fundraising team will also win fabulous prizes! Sponsor a Participant Help their team reach their fundraising goal! Download a Pledge Form – Click Here Hospitality Tent The Ottawa Wheelchair Relay Challenge hospitality area will be open on the day of the challenge to collect pledges and following the race to host lunch for all participants who raised pledges.
I encourage everyone to support in any way they can ! Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information.
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents on August 25th, 2009
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I wish both passengers a healthy and speedy recovery.
— A 38-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were injured Monday night in a motorcycle crash south of Manotick. The man, who was driving the Kawasaki Ninja motorbike with the woman as his passenger, apparently lost control of the bike on Rideau Valley Drive near the intersection of Boucher Crescent — a few kilometres south of Manotick — shortly after 7 p.m. “When he was transported (to hospital) he was conscious,” said paramedic duty officer François Côté. “But at the scene he did lose consciousness.” The man sustained spinal cord trauma and chest injuries, Côté said, but the woman only suffered injuries to her left knee. He said according to an off-duty paramedic who was at the scene, speed wasn’t a factor in the accident, nor was alcohol. “His injuries are quite severe considering it appears to be a low-speed crash,” Côté said, adding he doesn’t know what caused the man to lose control of the motorcycle. © Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen
If you or a loved one has been injured or died as the result of an accident, you may be entitled to accident benefits you are not receiving. As an Ottawa lawyer specializing in personal injury, I meet with people daily who have been seriously hurt and need help. Visit my website at www.ottawainjury.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and a free consultation.
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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Resources, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on August 5th, 2009
Ontario man writes about his life as a quadriplegic
A high school football accident left Paul Legault, a promising athlete, a quadriplegic in 1975. Since then, he has married, earned two university degrees, raised two children, coached softball and written books of poetry and children’s literature. But Legault’s latest project is proving the most difficult of all: He is writing his autobiography.
From his hospital bed, Paul Legault eyed the typewriter parked in the corner of his room. It was an arm’s length away but might as well have been on another planet. He could barely move a muscle.
Legault had suffered a catastrophic neck injury during a high school football game. Two of his cervical vertebrae had been crushed, damaging beyond repair his spinal cord.
For two months, he had been in Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre with only flickers of movement in his left bicep. Prospects for recovery were grim, although no one had told him that yet.
Alone, with his family and friends back in his hometown of Kirkland Lake, Ont. — he had been flown to Toronto for rehabilitation — Legault was growing increasingly despondent.
Then his physiotherapist decided to seize on that twitch of electricity in his arm. She rolled Legault’s wheelchair to the corner, placed his left arm in a sling, attached it to a spring fastened to the ceiling, then perched his hand over the manual typewriter. A splint on his left hand held a blunt pencil.
Legault wriggled and bounced to gain enough momentum to mash the old keys with the pencil’s rubber end.
An hour later, exhausted, he had finished the first sentence of his new life: “I’ve just turned sixteen.”
As a boy, growing up in Kirkland Lake, Paul Legault didn’t aspire to a writing career.
His report cards were peppered with words like “lazy,” “disruptive” and “class clown.” Never much of a student, he dreamed of life as a professional athlete like some of the town’s hockey luminaries: Dick Duff, Ralph Backstrom, Bob and Barclay Plager.
Legault had every reason to think he’d follow in their footsteps.
As an outside linebacker for Kirkland Lake Collegiate and Vocational Institute, he had attracted the attention of Canadian Football League scouts. The Toronto Maple Leafs had expressed interest in him as a goalie prospect.
At 15, Legault held two Junior Olympics swim records — in the backstroke and individual medley — and had been invited to the 1976 Olympic trials. (His official invitation arrived while he was in Sunnybrook.)
He figured on joining the RCMP if his athletic career didn’t materialize.
But on Oct. 9, 1975, all of his collected dreams were left behind on the football field. In hospital, Legault came to realize that his childhood also ended that day, that he would never again know its carefree, kinetic bliss.
That’s when a typewriter entered his life and, quite possibly, saved it.
This is a year of milestones in the life of Paul Legault.
In July 2009, he celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary by taking a boat cruise with his wife, Janet. In late October, he will mark his 50th birthday with a party at his home in Ottawa.
For Legault, the passages invite reflection, which is a godsend for someone wrestling so heroically with his memoirs. Legault has been trying to put his life down on paper for more than 25 years.
There is much to write.
Four years after the injury that left him a quadriplegic, Legault moved to Ottawa to pursue a university degree. Carleton University had agreed to admit him, even though he had not completed high school.
Legault’s goal was to return to Kirkland Lake with a law degree to fight on behalf of other accident victims. He had received only $20,000 in an out-of- court settlement for his injury.
But he found the courses dull, so after two years, he transferred to Algonquin College where he earned a social services diploma. With a pen in his mouth, he took notes in class.
He went on to earn bachelor’s degrees at Carleton University (social work) and the University of Ottawa (education). In each case, he graduated summa cum laude, one of the top students in his year.
He married a fellow social worker, Janet Graham, in 1984, and together they’ve raised two children. Jason is now 17 years old; Jacob is 14.
Legault has coached hockey, diving and baseball. (He was so intense that his softball players once disconnected his wheelchair battery to prevent him from confronting the other team’s coach.)
He has worked as a co-ordinator with the Canadian Paraplegic Association; as a counsellor for students with disabilities at Algonquin College; and as a consultant on accessibility issues.
His love affair with writing has never wavered. For the past decade, he has devoted himself to it exclusively as a freelance editor and writer. He has published a book of poems, Life’s Path, children’s books, Doc the Hawk and Stringbean and the Giant, and written several teen novels.
He’s focused now on his autobiography, Backbone. The writing of Backbone has been fraught with false starts and wrong turns. After struggling for two years to pen the first 30 pages, Legault turned to a professional writer for help. Countless interviews followed. But the end product — it had ballooned to more than 700 formless pages — did not reflect Legault’s vision.
“The biggest message of the book is: ‘Never give up’,” he says.
Legault has received two Canada Council for the Arts grants to work on the project, which remains half-finished. He has completed about 200 pages, but the work is painfully slow since he tries to orchestrate full chapters in his head before committing them to print. He uses a mouthstick and a portable computer to write and edit. “It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life,” he says. “But I will never give up on that book until it’s done.”
His memoir begins on that fateful October day.
The second Thursday in October 1975, arrived as a crisp blue gift in northern Ontario.
In the town of Kirkland Lake, a community built to mine the gold of the Canadian Shield, 15-year-old Paul Legault inhaled a bowl of Cheerios, before bolting out the door for an early morning workout.
Legault had a bottomless appetite for physical activity. Football, baseball, hockey, soccer, swimming, diving, Legault was good at them all. His father, Marcel, a hotel manager and former gold miner, had once been a professional boxer. Those skills had been useful to his son.
“You’d either fight or you didn’t survive,” says Paul Legault, who was a muscular 5-foot-10, 180-pound teenager.
What would prove to be the longest day of Legault’s life started badly soon after he arrived at school. That morning, his girlfriend of eight days, Sally, announced that she didn’t want to see him any more. She offered him the money he’d paid for her ticket to the movie Jaws the previous weekend.
Then, his English teacher gave him the gears for showing up to drop off a note that excused him from class for a football game. He often skipped English class altogether.
It left Legault in a stormy mood as he boarded the team bus later that morning for the three-hour drive to Timmins, Ont. Everyone on the football team was in a suit and tie.
That day’s game was an occasion as the league’s undefeated teams, both 3-0, were to square off. Legault remembers the grass feeling so rich underfoot that he thought he might like to be tackled on it.
In the first half, the contest belonged to the Kirkland Lake Red Devils. The team had scored four unanswered touchdowns to take a 28-0 lead. Two minutes before halftime, Legault lined up for a kickoff following his team’s latest scoring drive. His job was to keep “containment” — to ensure the Timmins kick returner didn’t turn the corner on his side of the field.
Some Timmins girls on the sidelines heckled him as “useless.” Legault thought again of Sally —and boiled.
“Watch this,” he replied.
The kickoff, however, sailed to the far side of the field and Legault relaxed for a second. But the other team’s return man, Mike Kardis, managed to avoid tacklers as he steamed toward the far sideline and daylight.
Legault was the only one left between him and the end zone.
He ran straight toward Kardis and lowered his helmet, preparing to meet the 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back. He remembers trying to turn his head at the last second to avoid a helmet-on-helmet collision. He didn’t make the adjustment in time.
“At that instant,” he writes in his memoir, “I was sure a cannon had gone off in my ears.
“I could feel myself falling backwards and everything appeared to be happening in slow motion. The sun was bright in my eyes as I lay on the field looking up at the perfectly blue, cloudless sky and I remembered my earlier thoughts of how I wouldn’t mind being tackled, falling on the thick soft turf. Little did I know.
“I kept trying to get up, but I couldn’t. My legs and arms felt like they were pointing straight up in the air, like a dog on its back, but I could not see them. Panic . . . I began to panic because I couldn’t see my arms and legs sticking straight up. Where were they?”
The referee held Legault’s head to the ground as he struggled to get up. A crowd gathered. Legault grew frantic. He demanded to know what had happened to his limbs. He was assured they were still at his side. Then the referee asked if he could feel him pinching his legs. Legault didn’t understand what he was talking about: he felt no pain. He couldn’t feel a thing.
Janet Graham knew something was afoot when the same young man kept wheeling past her receptionist’s desk at The Ottawa Hospital’s Civic campus.
He had long brown hair, wide-set green eyes and a devilish smile that beamed out from his rakish beard. Some people said he looked like the actor Freddie Prinze, star of the popular ’70s sitcom, Chico and the Man. Janet didn’t think so.
“He was pretty cute, though,” she remembers.
One day, during that summer of 1982, the young man stopped at Janet’s desk. He asked her out for dinner; she suggested coffee instead.
Paul and Janet began to meet regularly in the cafeteria. He would faithfully deposit a polished green apple at her desk every morning. Eventually, he summoned the courage to ask her out again, to a friend’s wedding. This time, she agreed.
They danced together at the reception, Janet in his lap. A photograph from that night reveals a strikingly beautiful young couple aglow in each other’s company.
He wrote her poetry. They camped and travelled. Many people thought she was his nurse.
“It was a fairly natural assumption to make: People were kind of shocked,” she says. “I know my friends would say, ‘Are you going to marry him? You’re not going to marry him, are you?’ ”
Janet told her friends she wouldn’t not marry Paul just because he was in a wheelchair. Besides, she thought it complemented him.
“The wheelchair, I think, probably even made it more real,” she says. “It showed me what a determined person he was: The wheelchair didn’t slow him down. It made him a better person.”
Paul had told friends he had met his future wife after laying eyes on Janet for the first time. But he didn’t really believe his own bravado. “After the accident, it was not something I ever thought was possible.”
Yet, one year after their first date, Paul Legault and Janet Graham were engaged. On their wedding day, Janet was a half-hour late for the church service. Paul worried she had reconsidered, but the truth proved less dramatic: her father had stopped to get the car washed.
They spent their honeymoon in Niagara Falls.
On a visit to Marineland, they went to the petting zoo, where a deer took a shine to the wooden joystick that controlled Paul’s motorized wheelchair. The deer licked and chewed the salt-stained control, jerking Paul in every direction. When Janet steered the animal away, another deer took its place.
The newlyweds laughed and laughed.
In 34 years as a quadriplegic, there have been dark moments.
Legault remembers pondering the abyss one day while parked in his wheelchair behind Toronto’s Lyndhurst Centre, about one year after the accident. He thought about rolling into the Don River Valley below, but worried he might only ruin his face. “I thought, ‘Ah, I’ll just be ugly and be in a wheelchair.’ I was too vain to kill myself.”
He remembers returning to Kirkland Lake and going with friends to the park where he used to play baseball. A ball rolled against the side of his wheelchair, and although he tried mightily, Legault could not pick it up. He brooded for a week — he realized then he would never walk again — before resolving to work harder on his rehabilitation.
Legault remembers in 1986 waking from surgery that removed a cyst in his spinal cord only to discover the movement in his left arm and hands — movement he had worked so hard to build — had been lost in the operation. It meant he could no longer propel his own wheelchair, feed himself or lift himself into bed.
None of it, though, led him back to despair. He has never again contemplated suicide since that day atop the Don River Valley.
He knows he will never walk again. He doesn’t waste time thinking about it.
Instead, he concentrates on the gifts in his life: his wife (a cancer survivor), his children, his ability to write, to motivate other people. He insists, too, that he’s thankful for his life’s central challenge.
“I’m glad I had this accident for a lot of reasons,” he says. “One of them is because I’m the person I am today: I think I’m a well-adjusted, loving, caring person. And I don’t know if I would have been that had I not had the accident.”
His wheelchair has taught him much about sacrifice. His parents, Marcel and Barbara, mortgaged their home to help him; his two younger sisters, Christin and Sandy, nursed him for years.
“I didn’t realize, until later in life, how hard it must have been for them. But I love them for it.”
His wheelchair has given him faith in himself. Few thought he could succeed in university after his desultory high school career, but he proved himself an academic. Last year, Legault lost 80 pounds on an extremely low-calorie diet — he can’t exercise to lose weight — that also brought his diabetes and blood pressure under control.
Legault is not religious. He believes his exceptional willpower courses straight from his athlete’s heart.
“In sports, I was just so determined to do well at everything. This, being in a wheelchair, was just another thing I wasn’t going to fail at.”
Paul Legault’s one-storey home is set in a forest beside the Mississippi River. His backyard is so thickly treed that he must use his imagination to visualize the river from the window of his bedroom, where he spends most of his days, writing.
Legault has a bedside table with a portable computer mounted in a wooden frame. Its steeply angled keyboard allows him to use a thin mouth stick, about half-a-metre long, to type while sitting in his adjustable bed.
Legault has spent much of the past decade in bed. He has been struggling to recover from a massive pilonidal cyst discovered in 1999. He still has an open wound on his tailbone, which makes sitting in his wheelchair acutely painful. Still, he never misses his sons’ soccer games.
Writing has been a salvation of sorts. He began to write as therapy for both his body and spirit; he does it now to keep himself engaged with the world beyond his bedroom.
Legault is now concentrating on the book of his life, the autobiography he began writing at 25. By that time, he had been in a wheelchair for almost a decade.
He believes his life holds an important message about the power of determination.
“I don’t want people to read this and pity me. I want them to read it and go, ‘Wow, if he can do it, I can do it . . . ‘
“There’s more to life than just sitting around and doing nothing. It’s easy to give up. So many people I’ve talked to have said, ‘I would have never been able to make it.’ That never really entered my head for more than a minute. I’m too stubborn. Life’s too short. I’m going to have fun. I still feel the same way.”
copied from the Ottawa Citizen
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury on June 17th, 2009
Ottawa Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…Spinal cord injuries often impact on the communication between the brain and other areas of the body, resulting in tremendous pain and a possible loss of function in the affected areas. These personal injuries can vary in type and severity but all have the potential for serious, life-lasting consequences. If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of an accident, it is crucial that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer specializing in spinal cord injuries to help you get the maximum compensation that you need and deserve, now and for the rest of your life.
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Spinal cord injuries may result in both immediate and long term medical consequences. Contact a personal injury lawyer who can help appropriately assess your medical, legal and insurance needs.
Spinal cord injuries include:
- Quadriplegic injuries
- Paraplegic injuries
- Loss of function
Suffering a spinal cord injury
An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to explain your options after an injury and will be able to secure your future. Your life has completely changed and turned upside down. You have enought to worry about . Leave the insurance claim and lawsuit to an experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer. Ottawa spinal cord injury lawyer David Hollingsworth has built a consistent record for success among his clients by providing personal attention , direct communication and honest and fair legal service.
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