Monthly Archives: April 2016

Take action after a distracted driving accident leads to injury

In our previous blog post, we discussed how important it is for all Canadians to take a stance against distracted driving. The truth of the matter is that distracted driving accidents can claim lives and lead to serious injuries. If you are injured in a distracted driving accident, you should make sure that you understand some important points about seeking compensation. We want you to understand how these points can impact your claim. One important factor that applies to these cases is that of time limits. There are three different time limits that can apply -- one for a wrongful [...]

Will I walk again after a spinal cord injury?

When people are in accidents that result in injures to the spinal cord, the primary concern is if they will regain the ability to walk at some future point. In most cases, progress made during the first month after the injury is a good predictor of your future abilities. Approximately one-third of spinal cord injury patients will one day again be able to walk. For those who do not regain their abilities, most do improve somewhat. Spinal cord injuries are known as "complete" and "incomplete." Complete injuries cause more extensive damage, and there is a lack of movement and sensation [...]

Lower Back Injuries after a car accident

Automobile collisions often result in lower back injuries. Back pain can be immediate after the accident. Other times, the pain reveals itself weeks of months later. Locating the exact cause of lower back pain isn't always simple. Here are some information regarding causes of lower back pain and how to determine what treatment is needed. Possible conditions associated with lower back injuries · Bulging disc (protruding, herniated, or ruptured disc): as discs degenerate and weaken, cartilage can bulge or be pushed into the space containing the spinal cord or a nerve root, causing pain. · Sciatica: when a herniated or [...]

Motorcycle Accidents

A motorcycle rider is very vulnerable and an accident is much more likely to result in an injury. There are no airbags or crumple zones to absorb the impact. Some of the worst traffic accident injuries are those involving motorcycles. Because motorcycles offer little protection for their operators in comparison to cars and trucks, the fatality rate for motorcycle operators is significant. Every day motorcyclists on Canada's roads and highways are severely injured or killed, often as a result of the negligence of other drivers. Car and truck drivers often don't see motorcycles. No matter how careful the motorcyclist, accidents [...]

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