Brain injuries can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. In the most serious of cases, they can be fatal.
If you have suffered a brain injury through no fault of your own, or your family member has, there is help available. To find out more, please contact us at John Mickelson Law Corporation.
Traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries vary enormously in scope. Even ‘mild’ brain injuries can result in short-term cognitive impairment, causing symptoms such as confusion, memory loss, headaches and slurred speech. Sometimes, these symptoms do not improve. In fact, it may be some months before the full extent of the problem becomes clear.
If long-term damage is sustained, it can change your life forever. As the injured person, you may have ongoing difficulties with speech, mobility and memory. This can be incredibly disruptive, turning your world upside down. You might not be able to work, participate in your favourite hobbies or maintain a relationship.
As a family member of the injured person, you may have to provide ongoing care for your loved one. This can impact your ability to work and carry out your normal life. It is extremely upsetting to watch someone close to you struggle with a brain injury. There may also be personality changes that you need to come to terms with.
Where the trauma is severe, there may be a need for round-the-clock care. The injuries may even prove to be fatal.
Claims for brain injuries
Brain injuries are highly distressing, no matter what the circumstances. If the injury has been caused because of another person’s negligence (or another organisation’s negligence), it will be all the more devastating. This might happen due to a –
- Motor vehicle collision
- Motorcycle collision
- Bicycle accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Accident at work
- Slip or fall
In these situations, the injured person may be able to bring a personal injury compensation claim. If the injuries were fatal, or caused cognitive impairment, a family member can bring a claim instead.
Compensation for brain injuries
A personal injury claim cannot turn back the clock. But it can provide some form of justice. It can also ensure that your needs are taken care of. Where brain injuries are concerned, this can be an enormous help, as there will likely be a need for ongoing rehabilitation and treatment.
As personal injury lawyers, we work closely with neurologists and other medical professionals. We can organise an assessment and see that you receive the necessary care. If you have suffered any financial losses – such as the loss of income – we can also ensure that this money is recovered.
Vancouver personal injury lawyer
Brain injuries can result in physical and emotional damage, along with extensive financial losses. If this has happened to you through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated. To find out more, speak to our Vancouver personal injury lawyers.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, or your loved one has, please contact us.