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Man suffers brain injuries in drunk driving accident

The family of a man who was seriously injured in a drunk driving accident two years ago says the punishment does not fit the crime in the sentencing of the other driver. The victim, now 21, suffered severe brain injuries that have left him unable to care for himself. The juvenile drunk driver charged with the crime was sentenced to probation and community service on Feb. 13, in an Ontario court. The family believes the court was too lenient, which may mean they could pursue further legal action in a civil courtroom.

Brain injuries: Choking on popcorn leads to suit against Cineplex

An Ontario man recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against Cineplex. The man alleges the cinema chain is responsible for brain injuries and other permanent damage he suffered when he choked on popcorn in 2009. He claims the Ontario facility's employees failed to take proper action when he struggled to breathe.

Victims of brain injuries can rely on skilled legal counsel

Head injuries can have devastating, life-changing consequences -- even if they seem insignificant at first. When someone's head hits a windshield in a car accident or is knocked while playing sports, injuries often result. Brain injuries include concussions that vary in severity from mild to traumatic. Sadly, this can happen to anyone in Ontario at any given time.

Brain Injuries: Assault at school sends student to the hospital

Thousands of Ontario residents suffer head injuries every year. Any knock to the head can cause brain injuries, and in many incidents, the negligence of other parties caused the injuries. While automobile accidents and workplace accidents are the most frequent causes of traumatic brain injury, incidents such as assault can also cause it.

Brain injuries: Family of accident victim dreads the diagnosis

Motor vehicle accidents can cause tremendous suffering. When a minor accident occurs on a typically busy Ontario highway, there is always a chance that more serious accidents will result. This was the situation for a young man when the car in which he was riding became disabled in a hit-and-run. Brain injuries are common in high speed accidents, and this man's relatives wonder what will be his fate in addition to his other catastrophic injuries.

Challenges of living with brain injuries

It is no secret that accidents can cause long-term problems for those who suffer injuries. This is particularly true of brain injuries, which can influence cognitive functioning, mobility and reasoning on a variety of levels. Comparatively little is understood about the brain, even in the modern era, which makes living with a brain injury even more of a challenge. 

Car accidents major cause of brain injuries

Understanding the impact on the bodies of vehicle occupants may explain the severe consequences of many car accidents. It may be interesting for Ontario residents to learn that automobile accidents are responsible for a significant percentage of permanent brain injuries. Reportedly, crashes follow closely behind falls as primary causes of traumatic brain injury.

Predicting long-term symptoms in postconcussion syndrome

The findings of a new Toronto study of the symptoms of postconcussion syndrome, known as PCS, show a correlation between the number of symptoms and the length of time it takes to recover from the syndrome. We support such research, as the better doctors can predict the future course of brain injuries, the better the evidence available to lawyers and courts for use in assessing adequate money damages to cover future long-term care in personal injury suits. 

Brain injuries can have long-term consequences

Being in a car accident is already a terrifying prospect for most people. Despite the best efforts of Ontario police forces, sometimes drivers still make bad decisions and end up hurting others, and what's more, the nature of the justice system is such that these drivers are not always taken to task by criminal charges for these errors. This is why people who suffer from debilitating injuries, including brain injuries, must be given the opportunity to seek justice for the damages they suffer. 

Some basic information about acquired brain injury or ABI

At our law firm, we represent clients who have unjustly sustained brain injuries of all severities because of the negligent, reckless or aggressive actions of others. Even brain injuries that may seem minor at the time can eventually lead to problematic symptoms down the line.

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