Approximately 50,000 Canadians sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year, and TBIs are the leading killer and cause of disability of Canadians under the age of 40, according to the Brain Injury Society of Toronto. Brain injuries are a spectrum condition; they range from mild to severe, with varying degrees and types of symptoms. In … Continue reading “Advancements in Brain Injury Treatments”
The term “catastrophic impairment” is more than a description of someone’s medical condition. In the context of motor vehicle accident claims, the definition of “catastrophic impairment” encompasses several criteria used to determine the severity of an accident survivor’s injuries, as well as their eligibility for higher amounts of accident benefits. This definition underwent revisions in 2016. To learn about the changes made to the definition of “catastrophic impairment” and the current criteria for these accident benefits, click here.
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can be caused by any type of blow to the head or forceful jolt. Without treatment, it can cause serious implications, so it’s important to stay on the lookout for symptoms of concussion after any accident that may have caused a head injury. What … Continue reading “Detecting Symptoms of a Concussion”