Each year over one hundred and sixty thousand Canadians suffer traumatic brain injuries. Of these, thousands die and tens of thousands more are left permanently or partially disabled. One in three Canadians will be affected by a brain injury at some time in their lives. If you have experienced a brain injury, knowing your rights and where to turn to for help is essential.
A blow to the head is the main cause of brain injuries, and these can occur while playing sports, as the result of a fall, or due to impact from an accident, such as an automobile collision or crash.
A brain injury can have far reaching impacts on a person’s life. Usually intense rehabilitation is required and, even then, the individual may be left unable to return to their old life and career. Physical/speech therapy may be part of the recovery process, with surgery necessary in the most severe of cases. Brain injuries may leave the individual unable to perform everyday tasks due to motor impairment. The injured person may have memory problems and be more vulnerable to developing additional mental health problems like depression and anxiety.
In essence, a brain injury is one of the most life-disrupting and debilitating injuries a person can experience, with effects that are immediate and far reaching into the future. If you or a loved one experiences a brain injury, life will change inexorably and could be defined by what seems like a lifetime of therapies and expense.
If your brain injury was caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for things like medical bills and lost wages. It’s important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer to determine the cost of the brain injury – in terms of immediate medical expenses and the damage to future lost wages and quality of life. The process of securing compensation for a brain injury can be a complicated endeavor – especially when dealing with the other party’s insurance and legal representation – but a strong legal team will put your needs first and keep you informed while they fight their utmost for the compensation you deserve.
We are that team. And we help brain injury clients navigate their way to the outcome that’s best for them, and only them. Every single time. If you’ve been injured, contact us today.