People who are involved in bicycle accidents, motor vehicle collisions, slips and falls from great heights, motorcycle accidents, and other unpredictable circumstances run the risk of sustaining traumatic neurological injuries. Unlike genetic neurological disorders, acute neurological injuries are caused by physical trauma.
Many neurological injuries are the result of trauma to an accident victim’s head, resulting in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Depending on their level of severity, TBIs can have profound, all-encompassing effects on an accident survivor’s personal, professional, and social life. In addition to the physical effects arising from these forms of brain damage– which can include persistent headaches, vision and hearing loss, and dysphagia– TBIs often cause afflicted individuals to experience drastic cognitive and behavioural changes. Neurological injuries, therefore, can adversely impact the way affected accident survivors think and act. Common examples of this include:
While neurological injuries often impact the brain and its functions, they can also include traumatic injuries of the spinal cord, skull, and peripheral nerves. Neurological injuries can also affect other areas of the body, including muscles, organs, bones, and blood vessels. Some common physical symptoms of neurological injuries include:
If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence and are suffering from neurological injuries as a result, consider booking a free initial consultation with our Ontario personal injury lawyers. Depending on the manner in which your neurological injuries were sustained and the impact they have had on your overall quality of life, you might be entitled to compensation. To learn more, call 1-800-JUSTICE.
The Financial Cost of Neurological Injuries
According to the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, lifetime treatment costs for people who have sustained TBIs can be anywhere between $600,000 – $1.8 million. However, this figure only takes into consideration costs related to medical care. The truth of the matter is that many people suffering from neurological injuries find it impossible to continue working within their chosen professions, and often incur losses of up to 10 times the cost of their medical care in lost wages and reduced future earning capabilities.
If your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, the at-fault party may be liable for damages you have incurred as a result. These damages could be economic and non-economic in nature, depending on the severity of your injuries. By working with our personal injury lawyers serving Ontario, you may be able to recover damages for:
After sustaining neurological injuries in a sudden, unexpected, traumatic event, it can be difficult to know just what to do next and where to turn to find accountability and compensation. During a free initial consultation, our Ontario personal injury lawyers will be able to discuss the circumstances of your accident with you and provide personalized, case-specific legal advice about options for financial recovery that might be available.
To learn whether you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim to recover compensation for your neurological injuries, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers.