Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries can be referred to by several different names and affect a person in a variety of ways. Medical terms such as “Traumatic Brain Injury”, “Organic Brain Injury”, “Neurocognitive Disorder”, “Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” and “Concussion” all refer to an injury that has affected the brain and the resulting effect on a person’s ability to process information, function physically or their emotional well-being.
Regardless of the label or term used to describe a Brain Injury, they are usually the result of a blow to the head or any traumatic movement of the head with a sudden stop causing the brain to move inside of the skull. The symptoms of brain injuries are wide-ranging and sometimes difficult to recognize – especially to the person who has suffered the injury. Some symptoms may appear immediately following the accident, while others may appear days or weeks later. Some may only be apparent to friends or family who know you well and have noticed a change.
Some common symptoms of Brain Injuries include:
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes or longer;
- State of being dazed, confused, or disoriented;
- Nausea or vomiting;
- Fatigue or drowsiness;
- Problems with speech, vision, hearing, taste or smell;
- Difficulty sleeping;
- Sleeping more than usual;
- Sensitivity to light or sound;
- Dizziness or loss of balance;
- Change in personality, moodiness or emotional outbursts;
- Issues with memory; and
- Difficulty processing information or completing tasks
Each individual may react differently to a brain injury. If any of these symptoms are apparent in yourself or someone you know following an accident, seek help from a medical professional immediately. After diagnosis by a medical professional, consult with an experienced brain injury lawyer to see what compensation might be available to you.
Grande Prairie and Peace Country Brain Injury Lawyers
Recovering from the physiological effects of a brain injury is hard enough. Your legal recovery can seem impossible. Not only is navigating an insurance claim for a brain or head injury slow and complex, but it can be difficult to understand how your needs will change in the future.
The KMSC Injury Law Team have assisted many clients who have suffered some form of brain injury in an accident that would entitle them to compensation – and we can help you too.
Brain Injury Insurance Claims
KMSC’s team of experienced lawyers have an in-depth understanding of brain injuries. We can provide access to the necessary medical and rehabilitative professionals to assist you in managing your symptoms and recovery. In addition to helping to ensure that you are receiving the proper care and treatment we can also assess your potential costs and losses, both since the accident and into the future, to ensure that you are properly compensated for all losses including lost earnings, retraining costs, medical and treatment expenses, replacement housekeeping and personal care services, out of pocket expenses and compensation for your pain and the other affects a Brain Injury has on your life.
If you were injured as a result of an accident, our team can help. We believe that brain injury claims demand patience and personal attention, which is why we offer one-on-one free consultations throughout northern Alberta and BC.
Once you’ve booked a consultation with our Injury Law Team, you may find it helpful to prepare a statement about your injuries. You can either use this as talking points at our consultation, or you can provide it to us before our meeting to help guide our discussion. You may want to include details like:
- The severity of your symptoms
- How long you have been experiencing them
- How your symptoms affect your day-to-day life
- If you have experienced any loss of consortium
- Any medical treatments you’ve undergone
- If your family or friends have to care for you
We may also encourage you to bring a trusted friend or family member to the consultation. Often symptoms of brain injuries aren’t immediately apparent to the victim, whereas their friends and family members may notice how their health and wellbeing has changed.
Our team approach allows KMSC to ensure that your claim is moved forward efficiently and professionally. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, the insurance claim process can be a long one. Serious brain injury symptoms often don’t show themselves until weeks or months after the incident, which will extend the life of the claim. While we will adjust our strategy according to your preferences, we are committed for the long haul. Each case is different and our team of brain injury lawyers will advise you on what is in your best interests. KMSC works on a contingency fee basis, so we will only get paid if you do. Our success is your success.
After diagnosis by a medical professional, contact KMSC Law to schedule a no cost, no obligation initial consultation to see what compensation might be available to you.