In the context of minor injuries incurred from an automobile accident, $5,080 is the new maximum amount that can be claimed for non-pecuniary damages (pain and suffering) in Alberta, effective January 1, 2018. This cap was adjusted upwards by 1.2%, from $5,020 in 2017. The cap applies where the accident giving rise to the injuries occurred on or after January 1, 2018; the cap is not based on when a claim is actually filed with the courts.
The spinal cord is a critical component of the nervous system and is responsible for coordinating specific motor functions and providing sensory nerve information to the brain. The spinal cord extends from the back of your brain through to your lumbar vertebrae and sends nerve signals throughout the body.
SPINAL CORD INJURIES: LOOKING AT SHORT TERM AND LONG-TERM EFFECTS WITH A SPINAL CORD INJURY LAWYER IN ALBERTA
Whether you have been in a vehicle collision or a different kind of accident, a spinal cord injury may be a cause for considerable distress. First, you must manage the immediate effects of such damage to your body, which can be stressful enough. Then, you may also be forced to live with the long-term results of the physical trauma.
In many accident cases, contacting a lawyer is the best strategy possible. You should be aware that you have a limited amount of time to file a claim and pursue compensation for injury damages. The team members at Braithwaite Boyle have the experience to guide you through such a case and get you the compensation you deserve.
Slipped disk (also referred to as a herniated disk) injuries occur in your lumbar spine and sometimes also occur in your cervical spine. The bones in your spinal column are cushioned by these discs and are intended to absorb shocks from activities such as walking, lifting and twisting. Each disk is comprised of a soft inner portion and a tough outer portion.
In Canada, at least 1,500 new spinal cord injuries are reported every single year. Spinal cord injuries can be very traumatic for individuals and affect many aspects of their lives including the lives of their significant others.