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I am a local business owner in Burlington and Lalande lawyers has helped us out with employment issues on numerous occasion. They are very helpful and I would recommend them to anyone with employment issues.
Without Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers, I would not have received a successful settlement on the appeal of my denied disability claim. Matt Lalande’s experience, professionalism and knowledge were invaluable throughout the entire process.
I was in a head on wreck and suffered a tibial plateau fracture. Matt settled my case for my a few months back and set me up in such a good way so that I can pay all my education and start fresh in something that can accommodate me. He recently settled my accident benefits when I didn’t even expect much else. Matt is the best. I am so happy that I was referred to him.
My husband was involved in a motor vehicle accident in 2013. He managed to survive the crash yet had serious and multiple injuries to deal with. Luckily, we were directed to our lawyer, Matt Lalande, who took charge of the entire legal process to get my husband fair compensation for all the hurdles he’s faced since.
It’s been a bumpy roller coaster ride to say the least (recurring operations and infections to deal with the injuries sustained, numerous medical appointments, ongoing paperwork, not being able to return to work along with all the uncertainties of not knowing what the future holds…).
Through all of this, Matt and his team helped us navigate the system, kept us informed at all times and gave us options to use in the end.
We are so thankful to Matt and his legal associates for keeping us focused throughout this lengthy process. It takes patience and a great deal of determination to get through these battles and the Lalande team knows how to get it done!
My husband had a slip and fall and was off work for quite a while – Matt got us a settlement that was very generous. Dealing with Matt was an easy process. He kept us well informed along the way and was quickly forthcoming when we asked for updates. This was the first time we had ever been through this process and Matt really did all the heavy lifting for us. We are grateful for his help in this matter.
If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, we can help. We are a team of local experts that will fight for you to ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve to ensure that you are financially secure, for life. If you suffered from paralysis in an accident, you or your loved one will need millions to properly fund permanent care, modifications to your home and your long-term rehabilitation costs. Our Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyers will fight for every last penny.
For patients with a spinal cord injury, there is no doubt that a successful discharge from the Regional Rehabilitation Center relies on a smooth transition home. Many patients with spinal cord injuries remain with limited functional outcomes after rehabilitation, and readiness for discharge from rehabilitation is often difficult to assess. Lalande Personal Injury Lawyers works with local and experienced occupational therapists to assist with all aspects of discharge from the Regional Rehab Center. Our experts will ensure to make appropriate recommendations, as well as ensure that your individual needs are itemized and provided for. We will also assist with the coordination, hiring and payment of your home renovations for accommodation, vehicle and transportation, attendant care providers, your physical therapy, your psychological counselling, neuropsychology needs, developmental psychology, audiology, assistive technology, nutrition, behavioral psychology, recreational therapy, speech therapy, vocational rehabilitation, or other accommodation or areas of assistance that you may require.
When you approach our firm, we’ll treat you just how we’d treat our own family members, with honest, experienced legal council, and always your best interest at the forefront.
Information on the costs of spinal cord injury victim care beyond the acute and initial post-acute phase is sparse except what is available from third party websites. From our experience as spinal injury lawyers in Hamilton, the average yearly health care costs and expenses do vary quite significantly depending on the severity of injury. The first year post-acute phase is always more expensive, particularly for high quadriplegia (C1-C4). Incomplete motor functional spinal cord injuries are not as costly as complete spinal cord injuries, but are still very expensive. The recurring annual health care costs of patients with spinal cord injuries is always well below the post-acute phase, but nonetheless quite expensive.
Our spinal injury lawyers in Hamilton work closely with professional life-care planners and occupational therapists and always rely on a multidisciplinary approach to case analysis and comprehensive life-care plan development. It is important that spinal cord injury victims ‘ current and future needs and associated costs are best estimated early on, so that settlement with the at-fault party could be fully maximized – and your loved one can be financially protected.
A comprehensive long-term life care plan of a spinal cord injury victim should always maintain a common goal: to improve and maintain the clinical state of the spinal cord injury victim. To do so, various items and services must be costed for the life of your loved one, by our Hamilton spinal injury lawyers, including such items as, but certainly not limited to:
If you are reading this you are probably well aware that a spinal cord injury is essentially severe damage to a person’s spinal cord which results in a loss of function below the level of the injury or lesion, including paralysis and/or sensory loss. The injury could be complete, meaning that there is no level of function at all below that area of injury, no sensation or voluntary movement.
Spinal Cord injury can also be an incomplete injury, meaning that there is some type of function below the primary level of injury. A person may be able to move or feel, or have more functioning on one side of the body than the other. Injuries that are higher up on the spinal cord, such as C1-C4 can unfortunately result in a loss of many involuntary functions such as the ability to breath.
Spinal cord injuries can be caused by clinical issues including pathologic fractures, tumors on the spine, infections and congenital spine issues – however most spinal cord injuries are traumatic in natures, meaning that an injury to the spinal cord was caused in an accident, motorcycle accident, car or truck accident, a diving accident etc.
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If your spinal cord injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party, such as another motorist or a property owner, then you have the right to pursue a legal claim against that person or his or her insurance company. No one should have to endure the terrifying and devastating consequences when such an injury has occurred through no fault of their own. Our spinal injury lawyers in Hamilton can help. The burdens of a spinal cord injury may involve vast financial outlay necessary for medical or personal care, lost income or earning capacity, serious psychological distress, pain and suffering, and loss of amenities. This economic burden of a tSCI can wreck family finances and place an undue strain on all loving caregivers and family members with life long direct and indirect costs, which can range anywhere from $1,578,000 to $4,724,181 depending on the severity of the injury – as the higher in the spinal column the spinal cord injury occurs, the more neurological dysfunction a person will experience.
There are no up-front fees, and it’s always entirely confidential to talk to our firm about your case. You’ll never be pressured to hire us. We’ll be happy to inform you on what you may be entitled to, and what the process will look like legally. Get in touch, we’re always available.
Significant costs are incurred throughout the life of a person with Spinal Cord Injury, including initial hospitalization and acute rehabilitation, home and vehicle modifications, and recurring costs for durable medical equipment, medications, supplies, and personal assistance.Our Hamilton Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers typically call upon life care planners as experts in long-term disability management and accounting valuation to help specify how you have been impacted and represent that impact in monetary terms. Your life care planners will then objectively evaluate the current and your future needs of resulting from the onset of your spinal cord injury, and then clearly communicate the nature of your injury residual functional limitations, psycho-social and vocational impact of the resulting disability, and expected outcomes over his your life expectancy. In short, our Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyers will calculate to the dollar what your future needs will cost – ranging from wheelchair costs and repairs to psychological care, to nutritional assistance. We will fight for every last penny to protect you and the future of your family.
Yes, if you suffer a spinal cord injury your home can be modified to accommodate your disability. Proper submission to your accident benefits is required. Recovery can also be made our of the defendant’s insurance limits. We understand that home and vehicle modifications can be expensive and are important for community reintegration. The most common modifications were building ramps, widening doors, and remodeling bathrooms or other rooms in the house. Most victims with a spinal cord injury with acute SCI are discharged to home, housing accessibility is vital to successful discharge planning and social reintegration. Our lawyer will work with you and your family to ensure that your return home is as comfortable as possible.
SCI leads to serious disability in car accident victims resulting in the loss of work, which brings psychosocial and economic problems. The treatment and rehabilitation period is long, expensive and exhausting in SCI. Whether complete or incomplete, SCI rehabilitation is a long and expensive process that requires patience and motivation of the patient and relatives.
Our Hamilton Spinal Injury Lawyers specialize in representing victims of traumatic spinal cord injury and we represent victims province wide. If you are attending the Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Program at the Regional Rehabilitation Centre in Hamilton, or at Sunnybrook, St-Michael’s, St-Johns, Toronto Rehab, St-Joseph’s Health Care and wish to speak to a lawyer about your rights, please contact out Spinal Injury Lawyers by chatting with our live operator, by calling us at 289-768-9498 or by filling in a contact form.
If you indicate that you have questions about a spinal cord injury, a lawyer will call you back within one hour, if not immediately. Our consultations are free, and without obligation. Our Spinal Injury Lawyers in Hamilton will never ask you for money upfront.
If you or your loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury you will no doubt have many, many questions. Our Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyers understand that severe emotional reactions following an SCI and difficulty of turning one’s mind to psychological adjustment and the re-establishment of life routines. The important thing is that the rehabilitation and life-long management of spinal cord injury related requirements are tremendously expensive. If your or your loved one’s SCI has been caused by the negligence of another person or entity it’s important that you speak to a Hamilton spinal cord injury lawyer as soon as possible to learn why it is important to get the insurance process started immediately – with a team on your side, not one appointed by the insurance company. Contact us for a free, no obligation consultation. We have been practicing spinal cord injury law since 2003, and are experts in the field.
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