COMPENSATION AND BRAIN INJURY CLAIMS
In addition to the many medical consequences arising from getting a brain injury, a person with brain injury and their family may be confronted with a variety of difficult legal issues. Because every person’s situation is unique, it is important to consult a brain injury lawyer Toronto to obtain the right legal advice that relates to your particular circumstances.
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is brain damage caused by events that occur after birth, rather than as part of a genetic or congenital disorder. An ABI can result from either trauma to the brain from physical forces or may be a non traumatic injury such as a stroke, infection or injury caused by the inhalation of noxious gases, poisons or the like.
The most common form of ABI is from a trauma. This occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. Causes for traumatic brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls and assaults.
Traumatic brain injury can be caused by a direct impact (either a blunt or penetrating wound), or by acceleration / deceleration alone.
If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, then you can make a claim for damages. This may be so even if the other person was only partly at fault, and you were also to blame in some way. As your brain injury lawyer we will clarify this for you.
In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, brain trauma often results in secondary injury through processes including changes in cerebral blood flow and pressure within the skull. These secondary processes can contribute substantially to the damage from the original injury.
In general terms, your brain injury lawyers Toronto can make a claim for common law damages against;
The driver of a motor vehicle who caused your brain injury;
We have experts car accident lawyers in Toronto who you can speak with.
Your employer, if poor or inadequate workplace practices led to your brain injury;
The owner of property whose negligent actions or omissions caused you to suffer a brain injury;
A medical or dental practitioner whose lack of proper treatment, or failure to diagnose a condition led to your brain injury;
What damages can you claim?
Your head injury lawyer will explain that damages in this context is a legal word that means compensation for the losses that you have sustained as a result of the brain injury.
These losses can include:-
Medical, pharmaceutical and travel expenses you have paid already, and will have to pay in the future;
The loss of income in the past and the future;
Professional and other personal care you may require from a nurse, carer or even a family member;
Compensation for the pain and suffering you have experienced;
Any other costs and expenses that you will incur in the future as a result of your brain injury, for example any alterations to your house, modifications to your car, vocational re-training.
Brain injuries resulting from an accident are the most difficult of all the personal injuries to deal with. We as your personal injury Lawyers in Toronto will stand by you and your family in these trying times.