What is a brain injury?
Brain injuries are a form of physical trauma that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Brain injury, also known as head injury, head trauma or traumatic brain injury, can occur after a motor vehicle accident, sports injuries, slips, trips and falls or assaults. Common symptoms of brain injuries include persistent headaches, nausea, blurred vision, fatigue, memory loss and poor concentration.
In certain situations, a brain injury can be a catastrophic injury. Brain injuries can be very diverse and complicated; that’s why it is considered a very complex legal issue. Having qualified legal representation will ensure you recover compensation for the pain and suffering, expenses, lost income and the cost of future care or rehabilitation.
How to discover a brain injury
In most cases, the symptoms of brain injuries are mild and difficult to detect. In fact, there may be no obvious symptoms and physical signs until the later stages when the condition has advanced. Some people suffer brain injuries without recognizing that something is wrong. Often the people around them like their co-workers, friends and family are the first to recognize that something is wrong.
Diagnosing a brain injury
A neurologist or psychiatrist can perform a number of tests to diagnose a brain injury. Common tests involve brain imaging using a CT scan, MRI, MRS, MEG, PET and SPECT scan. Neuropsychologists and neuropsychiatrists can provide expert advice on the condition once the initial diagnosis is made. They may also work with speech therapists and physical/ occupational therapists to provide a more conclusive diagnosis.
Healing from a brain injury
The recovery process for a brain injury can vary depending on the severity of the condition. In a worst-case scenario, the brain injury leads to a permanent disability or even death. Often, the patient will need to undergo medically-based or community-based rehabilitation in order to recover fully from a brain injury. Failure to seek immediate treatment for a brain injury can lead to more problems. At our law firm in Ottawa, we introduce you to a brain injury lawyer who will work on your case and help you access the treatment you need to improve your quality of life.
Get compensated for a brain injury
We bring extensive knowledge and experience in every brain injury case. With more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, expect to deal with a qualified legal team and medical experts who will contribute to a successful outcome.
Our thorough preparation in every case helps us to come up with an accurate and detailed picture of the effects of the brain injury on the victim. We cover all the impacts that the injury has on your personal and professional life and use this information to pursue a fair and full compensation for you. We can help you recover:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Ongoing care
- Lost wages
- Noneconomic damages
- Pain and suffering
Get in touch with us
Contact us at 613-237-5000 or 1-866-303-5118 to get a free consultation with our lawyer. We’ll help you to prepare for the case and review your legal options. You may also visit our offices in Ottawa, Toronto and throughout Eastern Ontario.