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Spinal Cord Injury

Written by Joseph A. Nagy, Edmonton Injury Lawyer

Spinal Cord Injury Advice

Joseph A. Nagy provides advice to victims of spinal cord injuries. Call Joseph A. Nagy, an experienced Edmonton spinal cord injury lawyer

I am Joseph A. Nagy, and I am an experienced spinal cord injury lawyer, located in Edmonton and serving central and northern Alberta.

A biomechanical engineer is only of the many experts on my team that I would retain to help you fight your spinal cord injury case against the insurance company and obtain the fair compensation you deserve.

Call (780) 760-4878 or contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, to discuss the strategy I would use to ensure the insurance company plays fair! Free consultation. Free Parking.

The financial difference in the outcome could be astounding.

Joseph A. Nagy
Injury Lawyer

What Is a Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal cord injuries sometimes occur in slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle accidents, Joseph A. Nagy, edmonton spinal cord injury lawyerHere is some basic information if you have a spinal cord injury. The spinal cord passes through the center of the vertebrae. Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows decreasing space for the spinal cord. This increases pressure on nerves coming off the spinal cord and can cause back pain, numbness, weakness or pain in the leg.

When a disk or vertebrae is damaged, a procedure called a spinal fusion can prevent further damage or pressure on the spinal cord. A piece of bone, often from the patient’s pelvis, is removed. The disk is removed and the bone segment is placed between the vertebrae. Rods and screws are often used to strengthen the join and prevent the affected vertebrae from too much movement.

Injuries to the spinal cord are common in motor vehicle accidents. If the spinal cord is damaged or severed it can result in paraplegia or quadriplegia.

Paraplegic or quadriplegic injuries are often sustained in motor vehicle accidents when a vehicle occupant is ejected from the vehicle, often in a rollover. While you do not need to be ejected from the vehicle to sustain a spinal cord injury, an insurer’s common argument is that your failure to wear a seat belt caused or contributed to your spinal cord injury. If the insurer’s argument is proven, it reduces the amount of compensation that you can get from the insurance company. A biomechanical engineer can assist in proving that quadriplegia or paraplegia may have resulted anyway, or that more serious injury or death would likely have occurred if your seat belt was worn.

Call (780) 760-4878 or contact Joseph A. Nagy
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I suffered 3 broken vertebrae from a fall off a second floor patio. The railing was poorly constructed. I was hospitalized for several weeks and I had surgery to fix the fractures. I couldn’t work for several months. I was plagued by dizziness and balance problems.  I am a steel worker and this would undoubtedly impact my ability to work at this job in the future.

I hired Joe. Joe referred me to a number of his team of medical experts and prepared me for litigation. The insurance company would not offer me fair compensation. They just kept sending lowball offers. I was impressed with Joe’s ability to negotiate and build a strong case for me. Joe’s a tough lawyer and he made the insurance company pay me what I deserved. Joe was quite knowledgeable about all of the legal issues pertinent to my case. I was very pleased with the outcome.