Spinal cord injuries
A spinal cord injury, caused by a motor vehicle accident or a slip and fall, often results in mobility limitations. These can range from impaired movement of arms or legs due to nerve damage to complete paralysis of the body below the site of the injury. Many people who experience the effects of a serious spinal cord injury find that their lives have been permanently changed. Recovery is possible, but requires extensive physical therapy, many hours of rehabilitation and a workable plan for a new life that takes changed mobility into account. The lawyers at Mann Lawyers offer those with spinal cord injuries advocacy, information and a roadmap to receiving the support they require for the next phase of their lives.
Meeting the needs of those with severe injury
The changes in mobility following a spinal cord injury will impact each individual in distinct ways. The immediate needs may include modifications to their home and a vehicle to accommodate a wheelchair and assistive devices. In the long term, depending on the person’s occupation before the injury, job retraining and education for a new career may be necessary. On a personal level, previously enjoyed recreational pursuits may have to be abandoned or engaged in differently and new more suitable activities will need to be introduced. A personalized approach to accessing rehabilitation services will ensure that the individual can take advantage of all of the vocational and recreational options that technology has made available to those with reduced mobility.
The lawyers at Mann Lawyers are here to remove the burden of negotiating with your insurance company to ensure that you get the benefits you need and deserve. We take appropriate legal steps to gain access to any source of compensation that is available to fund your medical rehabilitation. If your injury is the result of a motor vehicle accident, or if someone else is at fault for your condition, we can help you take legal action.
Mann Lawyers is a respected Ottawa law firm dedicated to ethics, integrity and results in legal practice. We offer a free initial consultation for potential clients with personal injury claims. To arrange a meeting about your injury claim, contact us by phone at (613) 722-1500 or 1-888-420-0577 (toll-free) or by email at . For immediate assistance before 8:30 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m., please contact 613-857-4535.