If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already know the effect these injuries can have. Suffering from a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on a person's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard to work, resume your everyday activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future may depend on the treatment you get and your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should consult with a lawyer about getting the compensation you are entitled to. The medical bills and lost wages, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with on your own.
Get in touch with an Ontario traumatic brain injury lawyer at First Law Group if you are struggling with a head injury due to a motor vehicle accident or any other accident.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The definition of a traumatic brain injury is "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." These injuries include:
TBIs range from mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries usually impact a person for a short time period before they make a complete recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that causes long-lasting problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does First Law Group Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys handle all types of claims involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common kinds of TBI cases we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and several result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, but they involve devastating force that results in an increased chance of a TBI. And motorcycle riders simply have little to no protection and can easily injure their head when they are struck or ejected from their bike.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are completely exposed when they are walking or cycling near roads. If a car hits a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision often causes brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, causing an injury to the patient. If the mistake causes a lack of oxygen to the brain, or fails to notice or treat an existing brain issue, a TBI might result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in particular situations that are naturally caused and also in situations involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are the use of an instrument like forceps with excessive force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When an individual slips and falls from a slippery floor or broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to result in a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in minor injuries. However some can be devastating and result in long lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some workplaces and industries are known to be more hazardous than others. For example, a worker in the construction industry may suffer a brain injury at work from falling, being crushed, or during a car accident. In these cases, they may be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they might be able to get additional compensation through a third-party personal injury claim.
Compensation for Damages from a Brain Injury
Getting compensation for a brain injury that was not your fault can make all the difference for you and your loved ones. For the most part, victims and their families are dealing with accumulating bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you could be out of work for a long time. Along with medical expenses, you may be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance providers will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They don't care about your injuries; they only care about their bottom lines. If you attempt to settle, you might not receive sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The various types of compensation that you could receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries can be minor or serious and might have long recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Consult an Ontario Brain Injury Lawyer
The attorneys of First Law Group have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury case. We will fight on your behalf to recover the maximum compensation you and your family deserve.
Don't make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies alone. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your loved one's rights.
At the First Law Group, the client comes first. Contact us today for a free case evaluation where we will discuss your health needs first, then get you the compensation you deserve.