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.
Valley First provided a donation of $10,000 that will be used for the development of educational materials for teaching learning skills to brain injured individuals. The president of Valley First said this is the company’s way of giving back to the community. They want to help make people aware of the seriousness of a health issue that is mostly under-recognized.
The CEO of BrainTrust said few people realize how high the costs related to brain injuries are — to victims and their loved ones as well as to the economy. She said the estimated cost over the lifetime of a victim with severe brain injury is $4 million. She added that the partnership with Valley First might serve to save lives and prevent injuries. The goal is to provide community rehabilitation and maximize the independence of brain injury victims.
Families in Ontario who have to cope with the high costs related to brain injuries suffered by their children might have questions about the recovery of damages if the injuries resulted from the negligence of other parties. A consultation with an experienced lawyer who has a particular interest in cases involving brain injuries may provide the answers. If there are grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, the lawyer may be able to secure a monetary judgment to cover at least some of those lifetime expenses mentioned above.
Source: bclocalnews.com, “Brain injury learning“, Accessed on Aug. 4, 2017