Spinal cord injuries may result from trauma sustained in falls from height car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents. Spinal cord injury is classified as "complete" when the nerve damage obstructs every signal coming from the brain to body parts below the injury; it is considered "incomplete" when only some of the signals are obstructed. In an incomplete injury, the amount and type of message that can pass between the brain and parts of the body will depend on the severity of the nerve damage
A person is said to have paraplegia when he or she has lost feeling and is not able to move the lower extremities. Someone with tetraplegia, (formally called quadriplegia) has lost movement and feeling in both the upper and lower extremities.
Lawyer Andrew Iacobelli has experience with cases involving serious injuries, including spinal cord injury claims. For a complimentary consultation contact Toronto personal injury lawyer Andrew A. Iacobelli.
Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer discusses Accidents Caused by Common Driver Distractions
One of the most commonly discussed distractions today are cell phones. The use of cell phones while driving has been associated with a number of car accidents on Toronto and Ontario roadways. There are, however, several other distractions that can lead to serious and possible fatal car accidents.
Anything that visually takes a driver's attention off the road can result in an accident and serious injuries.. This type of distraction may be looking at the scenery, your cell phone, a map, or a dropped item.
Distractions can also occur when a driver's thoughts are on things other than the road and driving. A conversation, thinking about what to make for dinner, or “zoning out” are distractions that can lead to an accident.
A driver can also be distracted by things which require removing hands from the steering wheel. These types of distractions include eating, talking on the phone, and adjusting controls in the car.
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