WHAT ARE BRIAN INJURIES?
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then you may have a case against them. While there are many forms of negligence, generally it means that someone else is at fault for your injury. Whatever the form of your law suit, you must show that the party acted negligently. Moreover, you must prove that you have suffered harm as a result of their negligence.
FIRST AND FOREMOST, MAKE SURE YOU GET TREATMENT IF YOU SUSTAIN A BRAIN INJURY
No matter the type and scale of brain injury you have, you must seek immediate care and medical attention. Doctors will perform a number of procedures to help diagnose and gather information on your injuries, and it is critical that this happen at the earliest stage possible. It may be possible, if you have sustained a minor brain injury, that rest is your best medicine to start. However, it may be that you require substantial treatment and rehabilitation or even surgery. Regardless, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible to better your chances at maximizing your potential of recovery.
WHAT EXACTLY IS A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) occur when an external force is put on the head and the brain is consequently damaged. The force does not have to pierce the skin or skull and can also occur from a quick jolt back and forth. A TBI can result in temporary dysfunction, loss of brain cells, bleeding, bruising, tissue damage and even death. There are many different forms and severities of traumatic brain injuries, and various doctors and professionals will have different opinions on treatment and recovery.
DO I HAVE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
If someone harms you through a negligent act and you sustain a brain injury, then you may have various kinds of compensation available to you through lawsuit. Treatment and rehabilitation can be expensive, although hopefully a good portion of it will be covered by OHIP (in Ontario). The expenses you and your lawyer accumulate over the course of your lawsuit, should be compensated for during or at the end of your lawsuit. A successful brain injury lawsuit should also reimburse you for the pain and suffering as well as lost wages and future income, if it applies, and other damages such as housekeeping and home maintenance.
Even if you contributed to the cause of the accident, you may recover damages on a contributorily negligent basis. That is to say, if the other person or entity are partially responsible for the harm inflicted upon you, they may have to pay damages proportionate to their blameworthiness.
CONTACT A BRAIN INJURY LAWYER FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI, you will likely require specialized care and therapy. While some of your appointments and assessments may be covered by OHIP, some most likely will not be. It is critical to secure your future and protect your rights by hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer. Our lawyers have a passion to advocate for brain injured victims with the best representation possible. Contact our law firm for a free consultation.
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