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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our law firm regularly advocates for clients who have experienced brain injuries, ranging from mild to devastating, as the result of the negligence, recklessness or aggressive behavior of other people from motor vehicle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, sports mishaps, falls and more. We recently published a post about a study that looked at the link between childhood brain injury and adult symptoms in which we told readers that we will continue to provide information about brain injury research that could eventually help our clients in short- and long-term care.
We regularly represent clients of all ages and backgrounds who have sustained brain injuries, from relatively minor concussions to devastating traumatic harm, because of the negligence, recklessness or aggression of others. In these posts, we will share information about new research into traumatic brain injuries, often called TBIs, and the short- and long-term problems they can cause.
Thank you for your interest in our law firm and new blog. We will regularly post entries here about topics of interest to our clients and about which we are passionate. Our lawyers are professionally and personally committed to the well being and legal rights of our clients who have been harmed by the negligence, recklessness or aggression of others.