The leading cause of spinal cord injury (SCI) is motor vehicle accidents followed by falls*. For many victims, paralysis resulting from an accident is permanent. A person with a SCI may face months or years of medical treatment and rehabilitation to learn new ways to manage everyday activities. This may require a lifetime of care and support to deal with a multitude of physical, emotional, cognitive, psychosocial and environmental factors that will affect quality of life and create barriers to future living options.
The health care costs for SCI victims is astounding. The estimated lifetime cost of living with an SCI in BC is $1.6 to 3 million*.
We Can Help
The ultimate goal is to provide individuals who have suffered a SCI with options and a quality of life that closely resembles what they had prior to their injury.
Contact a lawyer at Slater Vecchio to ensure that you receive the complete care and compensation required when suffering from an accident-related SCI.
Slater Vecchio Spinal Cord Injury Cases
|Terracciano (Guardian ad litem of) v. Etheridge, 1997 BCSC, B943125||$2.7 million|
|Aberdeen v. Township of Langley, 2007 BCSC 993||$5.6 million|
|Grewal v. Brar, 2004 BCSC 1157||$2.8 million|
*according to Spinal Cord Injury British Columbia