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Brain Injuries - Chadi & Company

Brain injuries are common in accidents when there has been a traumatic blow to the head (for example, in a car accident, an assault, or a sports-related accident). Brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Some brain injuries may heal with minimal long-term effects, while more severe traumas can result in complications lasting for months, years, or even for the rest of the victim’s life.

Understanding Brain Injuries

Since brain injuries can affect different areas of the brain, symptoms can vary widely, depending on the location and severity of the trauma. Some common symptoms of brain injuries include: confusion, headaches, decreased motor control, depression, fatigue, impaired thinking and processing skills, memory loss, and reduced attention span and concentration. Any case of brain injury or suspected brain injury requires immediate medical attention; delayed or inadequate treatment may make the injury and accompanying symptoms worse.

The lasting effects of a brain injury again depend on a number of factors, but medical evidence suggests that brain injuries can cause not only physical symptoms but also long-term behavioral or mental health issues, such as personality changes, aggression, social inappropriateness, impaired cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), impaired communication, and difficulties with sensory processing. In very serious cases, victims of brain injury may be in a persistent vegetative state, an unresponsive condition, a coma, or other condition rendering them unable to care for themselves.

Legal Considerations Involved in Brain Injuries

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, there may be legal recourse, especially if someone else’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident. While insurance coverage (whether your own or another party’s) may take care of some of the related costs associated with a traumatic brain injury, you may also be able to seek compensation from the responsible party to pay for other expenses related to the injury. Compensation may include not only medical bills, but expenses such as long-term therapy, loss of income (due to absences from work), future loss of income (due to diminished earning capacity as a result of the injury), pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and even costs associated with long-term care of an injured person. Compensation will depend on the specific details of your case, but an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you seek all of the relief available to you.

As in most cases involving personal injuries, it is advisable seek legal advice sooner rather than later. When you hire an experienced brain injury lawyer early in the process, he or she can begin gathering important evidence about the accident right away; he or she can also begin negotiating with insurers and other parties on your behalf. Your lawyer will be able to assess your case, protect your rights, and help you determine the best strategy for obtaining the compensation you deserve. If you get a lawyer involved promptly, your lawyer will have time to prepare and execute an efficient, effective plan for your case.

Be sure to choose a personal injury lawyer who has specific experience with handling cases involving brain injuries. Your lawyer will be familiar with the most up-to-date legal developments in this complex area of law, and can help you understand how the law applies to your case. They can help you navigate the process of dealing with insurance companies, other parties, and the court system, and help you make informed decisions at every step in your case. Your lawyer will handle the legal aspects of your situation so that you can concentrate on your recovery.

Chadi & Company: Personal Injury Legal Advice You Can Rely On

For more than fifteen years, the law firm of Chadi & Company has assisted clients throughout the Calgary area with all types of personal injury matters, and has a solid track record of success. The firm is led by personal injury lawyer Tara Cassidy, who has earned a reputation in the Calgary community for her professional and compassionate approach to her work and her strong commitment to integrity and excellence in her practice. The firm handles cases ranging from car and motorcycle accidents to spine and brain injuries to wrongful death claims. You will receive not only sound legal advice, but excellent client service; Tara and her staff are available and accessible, and will answer your questions and keep you updated on your case. Tara Cassidy and her team of legal professionals will fight for the best possible outcome for you, and provide guidance all along the way. Chadi & Company is located at 1832 19th Avenue SW Calgary, Alberta, T2T OJ6 and you can reach Tara at (866) 847-5762 or send her an e-mail at tara@chadilaw.ca for a free initial consultation.