As one of Calgary’s premier personal injury law firms, we here at Cuming & Gillespie LLP are all too aware of how common bone and joint injuries are, and how significantly they can impact one’s life. Even a relatively modest car accident that leads to tearing in the ligaments of the neck or fracturing in one or more bones of the wrist can lead to lifelong battles with pain, limited mobility, and a reduced capacity to engage in careers, hobbies, and day to day activities that one might have previously enjoyed. Though these injuries are seemingly minor, they can be quite significant over the long term.

There are also more traumatic and serious bone and joint injuries, of course, some of which can require months of rehabilitation and physical/occupational therapy before even basic function can be restored to a limb—and sometimes, injuries are so severe that even this can’t be accomplished. We’re fortunate that our city is relatively safe, and that Calgary has some of the best hospitals and treatment options around for bone and joint injuries, but the more progress we can make in effectively treating injuries and restoring or maintaining bone and joint health, the better.

That’s what makes a recent Calgary event so exciting, from our perspective. Sure, some fantastic performances by the likes of Jack Singer and the Alberta Ballet are bound to make for a fun evening out, but the cause they were out for—raising money for the research and treatment of bone and joint disorders, which can both stem from and contribute to bone and joint injuries—is what made Encore 2015 such a great event.

Now in it’s fifth year, Encore 2015 was presented by the Calgary Health Trust, and this year went to support two organizations working together to advance our understanding of bone and joint health: the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health and the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute. More than $800,000 was raised over the course of the event; it will go towards research being conducted by the organizations that aims to not only increase comfort in those dealing with bone and joint health issues, but also to correcting and even preventing underlying problems such as arthritis and osteoporosis.

Bone or Joint Injury Due to a Calgary Accident? Help is Available

If you’ve suffered a bone or joint injury during any kind of accident in Calgary—a slip and fall in a place of business, a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, or any other accident caused by another—the promise of future help probably doesn’t mean much to you today. While we can’t make medical science advance any faster, we can offer your a free consultation to discuss your injury, the accident that caused it, and your rights to compensation under the circumstances.

Not all injuries are cause for a claim, nor are all claims successful. When you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, though, you shouldn’t have to bear the burden by yourself. Contact Cuming & Gillespie LLP today and get the help you deserve.