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.
Accidents can be caused by negligent drivers who:
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 tell your side of the story and learn about the options available to you.
|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|