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.
The force of the impact causes the brain to move, typically colliding with the inside walls of the skull. This can even occur without the head being hit, as the momentum of something like whiplash in a motor vehicle accident can cause a brain injury. Automobile crashes, bicycle accidents, sports incidents, slip-and-fall accidents and assault are all commonly associated with this type of injury.
A brain injury can have a cognitive impact that can jeopardise the ability to contend with normal daily activities. In some cases, the accident victim requires full-time care. Others may still be able to take care of basic needs, but might be unable to return to work. Understandably, such complications can threaten a family’s financial stability.
Victims of brain injuries — or their families when the victims are incapacitated — may benefit from consulting with a seasoned personal injury lawyer at Klaiman Edmonds LLP in Ontario. We have extensive experience in fighting for the rights of those who suffered brain injuries due to the negligence of other parties. We can handle insurance and legal issues in pursuit of the maximum monetary compensation, allowing the accident victim to cope with and adjust to the challenges posed by the consequences of the injuries.