Brain injuries, or head injuries, occur in accidents where there has been trauma to the brain. There doesn’t need to be a physical blow to the skull to cause trauma to the brain, so often there is no outside evidence of injury. A violent jerking of the head can cause a brain injury, as in some cases of whiplash. Brain injuries can occur in car accidents, slip and fall accidents, in sports activities or anytime the head is jerked violently.
Brain injuries can be the most difficult injuries for the medical and legal professions to deal with. They are complicated and difficult injuries that are sometimes hard to identify, yet they require specialized and immediate attention to ensure future care and treatment.
Our firm has extensive expertise representing clients who have incurred injuries of this kind. You can rely on our professionals to ensure that you receive the care and compensation you deserve for your brain injury.
The outward evidence of a brain injury may be symptoms such as speech impairment, headaches, paralysis or seizures. Symptoms may also appear as cognitive disorders such as difficulty remembering things, difficulty concentrating, a decrease in I.Q., mood swings, anxiety and depression, among other things.
It is important to retain a lawyer experienced in brain injury cases to make sure that the injured person gets the appropriate medical testing and treatment to either confirm or rule out a brain injury after an accident.
At Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP, we have extensive experience in representing people with brain injuries. Our legal team will gather the evidence and present the case in order to maximize the compensation for the brain injured victim.
Brain injured people have been described as the “walking wounded” because their injury is not readily apparent. However, a brain injury can be more devastating to the victim than almost any other type of injury since it impacts both the mental and physical health of an individual. The first objective evidence of brain injury is often a sudden decrease in job performance or school test scores. Friends and colleagues may also notice changes in behaviour, mood and personality.
Proper medical testing can provide good evidence of a brain injury. However, even when there is a firm diagnosis of brain injury the injured person often has difficulty with family members and work colleagues due to a lack of understanding of the injury, both on the part of the injured person and those who are in contact with the injured person. It is a complicated and often frustrating injury that requires the care and understanding of an experienced team like Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP.
Acheson Sweeney Foley Sahota LLP works with specialists with extensive experience in brain injuries and with brain injured patients. We will assist in putting together a team of professionals, such as neurologists, neuropsychologists, rehabilitation workers, accountants and many other specialists, to assist you and your family. As your representatives, we will connect you with the medical professionals you need – not the ones the insurer wants you to see.