Back to Basics with Back Injury Attorneys

Back to Basics with Back Injury Attorneys

For experienced back injury attorneys, understanding and dealing with spinal cord trauma is part of the job. For the rest of us, spinal cord trauma can be a serious impairment that has widespread impact on our lives. As back injury attorneys know, spinal cord trauma can cause victims to lose time at work (and thus wages) while significantly decreasing quality of life. Understanding the basics of spinal cord injuries can help you to come to terms with your injury.


Causes of Spinal Cord Trauma


For back injury attorneys, the cause of spinal cord trauma is especially important. Whether acute or chronic, the cause of your injury will help your lawyer when pursue adequate compensation. Common causes of spinal cord trauma include:

  • Assault;
  • Falls;
  • Industrial accidents;
  • Motor vehicle accidents; and
  • Sports injuries.

While the above are all acute conditions for a spinal injury, note that chronic conditions can come into play. If your spine has been previously weakened (e.g. by working in a strenuous profession, by osteoporosis, etc.), you have a higher chance of incurring a serious back injury.


Treating Spinal Cord Trauma


Spinal cord trauma is usually very serious, requiring immediate medical attention. The injury may require surgery to realign the spine, remove built up fluid or tissue, fuse or repair bones, etc. After immediate treatment, patients almost always require an extended stay at the hospital. In severe spinal injury cases, patients may even need to wear spine braces for many months.


As you might expect, these treatments can become expensive, especially if they aren’t covered by insurance or provincial healthcare. Contact a Toronto personal injury lawyer at Sokoloff Lawyers for a free consultation to get help with your case.