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Victims of brain injuries deserve someone to fight for them

Back in Sept. 2011, the coaches of the Gaiters forced a young player to continue playing despite signs of a concussion. These were allegations made by the player who is now 27 years old. The consequences of those alleged orders included traumatic brain injuries that led to a lawsuit against a university in another province, and the ultimate settlement was reached on the day scheduled for the start of the trial. The following may inspire victims of brain injuries in Ontario to also pursue financial relief.

Brain Injuries suspected after pedestrian accident

Ontario pedestrians will always be vulnerable because many vehicle operators fail to keep a proper lookout for them. Motorists typically benefit from the protection of enclosed vehicles with airbags, seat belts and crumple zones, none of which protect pedestrians. Although there are laws by which both pedestrians and vehicle operators must abide, the lack of protection makes pedestrians more susceptible to severe harm such as brain injuries.

Children can suffer brain injuries in unmaintained playgrounds

Hospital injury data in Canada show that approximately 28,500 children are treated for injuries suffered in playgrounds every year, including in Ontario. The injuries range from bruises and bone fractures to spinal cord injuries and serious head trauma. The researchers report that the rate of traumatic brain injuries that are treated in emergency departments annually has shown a significant increase between 2005 and 2013. An Emergency physician in Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children says TBI is a public health burden.

Brain injuries: Lawsuits may need special support and guidance

Injuries caused by the negligence of others is not something wished upon anybody. If it involves brain injuries, pursuing recovery of damages may be extra challenging. Victims of brain injuries in Ontario may not realize that they will most likely need the support and guidance of legal counsel that is specifically experienced in protecting the rights of TBI victims. It is not uncommon for a lawyer who does not typically deal with these types of cases to not fully understand the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injuries.

Traumatic brain injuries result from wide range of circumstances

Nobody in Ontario could ever be prepared for the consequences of a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries are not typically something anybody learns about until they are victims or a loved one is a victim of TBI. While such injuries can cause multiple levels of hardship for the victim, loved ones may also suffer significantly, mostly because of their lack of knowledge and understanding.

Passenger suffer brain injuries in single-vehicle crash

Car accidents in Ontario and elsewhere can cause irreversible, life-altering injuries. Many of these incidents result in traumatic brain injuries that may prevent victims from ever having a normal life again. Severe TBI can leave a crash victim dependant on others and too often such hardship is caused by the negligence of another party.

Brain injuries trust receives $10,000 donation

BrainTrust Canada has found another partner in bringing awareness to issues related to TBI, which is a worthy cause across the country, including in Ontario. Preventing traumatic brain injuries has been the quest of BrainTrust for 30 years, with their focus on the youth who are most at risk. Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, has teamed up with BrainTrust.

Living with memory loss caused by brain injuries

Everybody knows how frustrating it can be to forget something. It's hard to imagine what it would be like to live with memory loss every single day. Anybody in Ontario who has suffered brain injuries may know how challenging it can be to cope with dysfunctional short term memory. This is one of the most prevalent consequences of traumatic brain injuries.

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