If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the impact these injuries can have. Living with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on an individual's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard to work, resume your daily activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future can depend on the treatment you receive as well as your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That's why you should consult a lawyer about getting the compensation you deserve. The medical expenses and lost income, as well as the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle on your own.
Contact an Ontario traumatic brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright if you are suffering from 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 minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries typically affect an individual for a brief time period before they make a complete recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that results in long-lasting complications or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Cases Does the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers take on all kinds of lawsuits involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common types of TBI claims we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and many lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, but they involve devastating force that leads to an increased possibility 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 biking near roads. If a car hits a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact commonly causes brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, resulting in 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 may result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in certain circumstances that are naturally caused and also in circumstances involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are using an instrument like forceps with too much force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When a person slips and falls from a slippery floor or damaged staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to cause a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in minor injuries. But 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 instance, a worker in the construction industry might suffer a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a car accident. In these situations, they may be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they may be able to get additional compensation with 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. In most cases, victims and their loved ones are dealing with mounting bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you may be out of work for a long time. In addition to medical expenses, you might be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance companies will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They do not care about your injuries; they just care about their profits. If you try to settle, you might not get sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The various types of compensation that you may receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries may be minor or severe and may have long recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Get In Touch with a Ontario Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The attorneys of the Law Offices of Tim D. Wright have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury case. We will fight on your behalf to recoup the maximum compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Do not make the mistake of handling insurance companies alone. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your loved one's rights.
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