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Understanding and Dealing with the Aftershocks of Your Spinal Cord Injuries

Wheelchair Male HandLike an earthquake, your spinal cord injury has shaken you to the core. The aftershocks—realizations of just how much your life has changed—will continue for many months and years after the accident. As you know all too well, the moment of impact was just the beginning of what looks to be a long, daunting road to recovery. Will you ever walk again? Will you be able to return to work? What will your family do with you out of a job? The worries never seem to end.

We hear you. We understand your worries—the ones that keep you up at night. While we cannot whisk your worries away, we can help you better understand your life after a spinal cord injury and the legal rights you have as an accident victim.

To begin with, we want to ensure that you have the information and resources you need to better cope with life after your spinal cord injury. The two organizations below are excellent resources for you and your family. Please take a moment to click the underlined links and learn more about how to deal with a life post-spinal cord injury.

  • Spinal Cord Injury BC – This organization "helps people with spinal cord injuries (and those with related physical disabilities) and their families adjust, adapt, and thrive post injury". While the SCI BC offers a wide variety of services and informative articles, we believe that their Peer Program is an especially powerful service. Here, the organization will pair you with someone who has gone through many of the same challenges that you are now facing. They also offer events throughout BC—chances to get out of the house and interact with others affected by a spinal cord injury.
  • Rick Hansen Institute – The Rick Hansen Institute is a non-profit organization that helps improve the quality of life and treatments for those with a spinal cord injury. Rick Hansen was paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident, and his message to newly injured Canadians is intended to let those with a spinal cord injury know that they are not alone. The Institute has also compiled a list of organizations that help those with spinal cord injuries stay physically active. Activities range from basketball to skiing to swimming.

At McComb Witten, we have just one message for spinal cord accident victims: Do not give up. There are most certainly dark days after sustaining such an injury, but life will go on; things will get better.

With many years of experience in successfully handling accident-related spinal cord injuries in B.C., we have the knowledge and skill to help ensure that you get the compensation you are going to need.

We treat our clients like family. We will work with you, in the language you are most comfortable with, to understand your situation and get you maximum compensation. Do not hesitate to call and talk to one of our compassionate attorneys at 604.255.9018.