Brain Injury Toronto
Brain injuries are often some of the most damaging and difficult types of injuries that people have to deal with, but because of their specific nature they can often be difficult to spot. Unlike injuries to bones and tissue that tend to heal over time, brain injuries can last a lifetime and lead to major changes in a person’s personality and quality of life. Because this type of injury may take weeks or even months to manifest, many people who suffer a brain injury in an accident are not aware that anything is wrong until much later. Furthermore, because of the nature of the brain, medical diagnoses may be imprecise. All of these complications mean it is vital to have the representation of a personal injury lawyer from Diamond & Diamond who understands the specific nature of brain injury cases.
If you're suffering from a brain injury, our personal injury lawyers can help you seek compensation. We have offices in the following locations and service clients across Ontario:
- Sault Ste. Marie
- Thunder Bay
Important Things to Know if You've Suffered a Brain Injury
Because the brain is such an important and complex organ, any damage to it can result in often unpredictable and severe problems. Some of the most common brain injuries include skull fractures, concussions, cerebral contusions, hemorrhages, and swelling. The seriousness of these injuries will vary for each individual, and symptoms can likewise range from the mild, such as headaches and dizziness, to more serious problems, such as speech problems, insomnia, memory loss, and paralysis. Even if symptoms appear mild at first, they should not be taken lightly. Experiencing something like slight migraines after an accident or trauma to the head could be an indicator of a more serious problem that is not yet apparent.
A brain injury can be caused by a vast array of accidents, such as motor vehicle crashes, slip and fall accidents, or physical assault. While some brain injuries may be associated with a fractured skull injury, it is not always necessary for the skull to be severely damaged in order for the brain to suffer harm. In fact, a bump to the head may cause a closed head injury, such as brain swelling, that could become fatal if not treated quickly. Because the symptoms of a brain injury sometimes take months to manifest themselves, it is extremely important for victims of accidents, even accidents that seem relatively minor at first, to do everything possible to accurately document what happened at the scene of the incident. This includes taking pictures, gathering information from witnesses, and filing a police report.
Brain injuries need to be taken extremely seriously as they can have a devastating impact on a person’s quality of life. A person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury should contact a personal injury lawyer who is experienced in how brain injury cases typically work. Because medical diagnoses can be difficult with certain types of brain injuries, calculating potential medical bills can also be hard. As such, the expertise of a personal injury lawyer is invaluable when seeking compensation for a brain injury. In some cases, family or friends may have a loved one who suffered a brain injury that left him or her unable to communicate. In these cases, reaching out to a lawyer on the loved one’s behalf is necessary in order for the victim to receive compensation and to cover costly medical and long-term care expenses.