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Filing a Spinal Cord Injury Law Suit

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Spinal cord injuries are some of the worst that a person can sustain. They almost exclusively involve hospitalization, long-term recovery, or even worse, fatalities. And yet spinal cord injuries are common in Ontario: annually, there are approximately 600 new spinal cord injuries every year, and the Urban Futures Institute Report estimates that, as of 2010, there were 33,140 Ontarians living with spinal cord injury. This means that a spinal cord injury law suit is a real possibility. Here’s what you need to know about spinal cord injuries in Ontario.

 

Gender Disparity and Reasoning

 

Males account for a far higher rate of spinal cord injuries than females, at 71 percent to 29 percent respectively. Amongst men, most injuries happen between the ages of 40 and 59. This is because most men who experience a serious spinal cord injury sustain them during the course of work in blue-collar industries. People naturally lose strength and agility as they age, so falls, mishandling of equipment, and the like happen most often to men closer to the age of retirement. For women, the majority of injuries peaked from ages 65 upward as a result of slips and falls by elderly people with limited mobility.

 

The Costs of Spinal Cord Injuries

 

Spinal cord injuries impose a significant financial cost, both on the Ontario economy as a whole and on the individuals who have suffered them. A spinal cord injury law suit can help to ease the burden of these costs on the people involved. Nevertheless, a spinal cord injury law suit is hardly something you can undertake on your own. Call a Toronto personal injury lawyer for a free consultation to learn how you can receive the compensation you deserve.

 

Source:

http://www.oninjuryresources.ca/downloads/compass/2007/2007-10-OICompass-SCI.pdf

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