Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Toronto | Back Injury Lawyers

The team of spinal cord injury lawyers at Diamond and Diamond work as hard as possible to understand the many ways that an accident has changed your life. Our spinal cord injury attorneys recognize that it is not always possible to live your life the way you did before the accident, and when someone else’s negligent or reckless behaviour is behind the injuries you have sustained, you must be able to get help as soon as possible. A back injury lawyer is important for protecting your rights.

Back Injury Claims Managed by Experienced Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

A spinal cord injury can be one of the most complicated and expensive injuries to sustain. Even with appropriate insurance, your life will likely be forever changed by a traumatic spinal cord injury. It’s estimated that there are more than 86,000 Canadians living with traumatic spinal cord injuries and every year 4,300 new individuals suffer one. Everyone of these individuals has a unique situation and story and thus requires the insight of spinal cord injury lawyers who care about your future. At Diamond & Diamond, we rely on our experience and concern to help with your spinal injury claim.


Toronto Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys Who Care

The financial impact of a spinal cord injury can be catastrophic. Trying to figure out how to live your life after a devastating injury is challenging for anyone, but in the case of a severe spinal cord injury you need to be focused on getting the medical attention necessary to treat your symptoms and receive a proper diagnosis. Discovering that you have sustained a spinal cord injury can represent a significant change in your life. Physical activities that you enjoyed prior to the accident, or even being able to hold down a job, may suddenly become impossible. The cost of treatment, the possible complications with your spinal cord injury, and any manifestation of harm to your body can vary based on the location of the damage to the spinal cord and the severity.

Dedicated Back Injury Lawyers in Toronto

As spinal cord injury attorneys in Toronto, we work hard to fight for the maximum compensation to which you are entitled to pursue any rehabilitative support and required therapy. Your personal injury lawyers working in your spinal cord injury case should be focused primarily on your recovery. You should be concerned about getting access to proper healthcare immediately after the accident. These early days and weeks of treating a spinal cord injury are critically important for providing a treatment plan that maximizes your chances of recovery.

Spinal Cord Injury Help After a Serious Accident

Sadly, many people who have sustained a critical spinal cord injury will never recover in full. It can be especially frustrating and anxiety provoking to think about how your life has been forever changed by a spinal cord injury and our lawyers work hard to identify the person who maybe held responsible in court. Our spinal cord injury lawyers work with a range of treating professionals who can help you as you manage the affects of your spinal cord injury and any associated conditions. Anyone who has suffered damage to the spinal cord in an accident suffer many different symptoms including severe back pain, impaired breathing, changes in blood pressure and loss of sensation throughout the body. Furthermore, your functions and your overall movement may be impacted.

Your upper back, your shoulders, neck and your lower spine may experience numbness or severe pain depending on the extent of your injury and secondary health issues can also develop for anyone who has sustained a spinal cord injury including spasticity, pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections and deep vein thrombosis. A medical professional early on after the accident can help you to identify how you need to protect yourself, but a Toronto Spinal Injury Attorney can assist you with collecting all of the necessary evidence to file a legal claim.

Contact a Law Firm with Experience Today

Many people are nervous about contacting a spinal cord injury lawyer because they are afraid of the cost. At our law firm you do not pay a fee up front or hourly fees because we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that you have the peace of mind to focus on your medical treatment and care while we fight on your behalf. We are only paid if we are successful in recovering a settlement or a verdict in your case. Our law firm has the resources of a larger firm but the personalized focus offered by smaller firms. Not every law office throughout Toronto is equipped to advise on the complexities of a spinal cord injury. With extensive experience in personal injury law, our lawyers work around the clock in order to protect your interest and to develop a compelling case to help you recover the compensation you need.

The level of service provided by your spinal cord injury lawyers is the type that we would expect for our own families should someone suffer from a traumatic spinal injury. Every person who has sustained an injury like this deserves the dignity and compassion provided by spinal cord injury lawyers who care about you and your future. With so much on the line, you can not afford to wait to get help from an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer. Talking to an attorney sooner rather than later can give you a broad perspective about what is involved in filing a case and the things that you need to do in order to protect yourself. Gathering all of the appropriate and presenting it to your spinal cord injury lawyers is often the first step in determining whether or not you have grounds to file a legal claim. If you, or someone you know, has been significantly injured with a spinal cord injury because of a preventable or reckless accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation and talking with a lawyer now is critical.

In an accident? Call the team at Diamond and Diamond today for a FREE consultation or use our case evaluation tool. Being in an accident can be life changing, our team is here 24/7 for you.

FAQ About Spinal Cord Injury

What is the most common type of spinal cord injury?

The two most common types of spinal cord injuries are tetraplegia and paraplegia

Are spinal cord injuries permanent?

Unfortunately, spinal cord injuries are permanent because of the spinal cord’s direct connection sending signals to the brain. Modern medicine has come a long way and many spinal conditions and injuries can be treated but others are irreversible.

What damages can I receive in a spinal cord injury claim?

The average spinal injury claim is around $280,000. However, there have been cases where survivors of tetraplegia were awarded up to $1 million dollars in a settlement.

Can someone recover from a spinal cord injury?

Yes, someone can recover from a spinal cord injury, but this is a rare case. Most of the time, people who have spinal cord injuries face long-term consequences, including immobility.

How long does a spinal cord injury take to show signs or symptoms?

You should see the signs or symptoms of spinal cord injury immediately. Some of the symptoms include problems walking, loss of control of the bladder or bowels, inability to move the arms or legs, feelings of spreading numbness or tingling in the extremities, unconsciousness, headache, among others.

What bodily changes can a victim expect after a spinal cord injury?

Injuries to the spinal cord can cause weakness or complete loss of muscle function and loss of sensation in the body below the level of injury, loss of control of the bowels and bladder, and loss of normal sexual function.

Will my lawyer need to hire experts to demonstrate liability and damages even if my spinal cord injury is apparent?

Yes, your lawyer will still need to hire experts. It’s important to note that while your injury may be apparent, the effects of the damage to your spinal cord may not be so, and the defendants will challenge the extent of your injury. Therefore, to support your claim, your lawyer will need to hire medical experts to testify about the impact of your injury on your health.

Until when can I file for a personal injury claim if I get a spinal cord injury?

According to the Ontario Limitations Act, you have two years to file a personal injury claim from the date of the accident.

How long does a case for spinal cord injury claim take in Toronto?

Each personal injury case, problem area, and fact pattern is unique. Therefore, it’s not always possible to forecast when you’re likely to receive a settlement. In general, however, reaching a settlement in a personal injury case may take anywhere between one to three years.

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Recent Case Results

$1.6 Million

Car Accident

An elderly woman was struck exiting her vehicle resulting in serious leg injuries. Our team was able to obtain a settlement for $1.6 million from the insurance companies.


$1.25 Million

Head on Collision

Our client was involved in a head on collision that broke both of her legs. Our car accident lawyers obtained a $1.25 million settlement from the insurance company.


$1.3 Million

Neck Fracture

A 21-year-old male was injured as a passenger in a motor vehicle accident. As a result he received a fractured neck. Our accident lawyers were able to settle the case prior to trial for $1.3 million.


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