Ottawa, Ontario Brain Injury Lawyer, Acquired Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury

The Ontario brain injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth have excellent experience representing people who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and closed head injuries. Our Ottawa injury lawyers understand how these injuries affect the victims and the victims’s families.

Our Ottawa brain injury lawyers understand the causes and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, mild, moderate and severe. We know how to deal with insurance adjusters, insurance assessors and others whose mandate it is to terminate your accident insurance benefits (Ontario statutory accident benefits).

Here are some of the symptoms commonly associated with a traumatic brain injury or closed head injury:

· Coma

· Cognitive Impairment

· Language and Speech Impairment

· Memory Loss and Impairment

· Conduct Disorder

· Personality Disorder

· Loss of Concentration

· Loss of Problem Solving Skills

· Perception Problems

· Sleep Disturbance

· Headaches

· Blurred Vision

· Seizures

A traumatic brain injury or closed head injury happens when your head is struck or when a force creates an acceleration-deceleration movement of the head, akin to whiplash.

Your brain may make contact with the inside of your skull bones, creating damage. It is important to note that often a person who suffers a traumatic brain injury may not lose consciousness.

Closed head injuries have several causes, including automobile accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other accidents..

Even if your MRI or CAT scan show normal results, you may still have a traumatic brain injury. Sometimes, a brain injury is diagnosed by a neuropsychologist followind different types of tests.

The Ottawa brain injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth understand that brain or head injuries take a serious toll on an individual’s ability to lead a normal life. Activities of dailing living are impacted. Changes in personality, whether subtle or severe, can impact your marriage, your family, and your friendships.

Some head injury patients cannot return to work, or return to work in a reduced capacity. The result is of course a serious loss of income and earning potential. Our Ottawa lawyers know how to develop your case to maximize your loss of income claim to ensure you are fairly compensated.

If you suffer a brain injury, you will also likely have future care costs. For example, you may need attendant care to assist you with your activities of daily living. If the injury was caused by a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, there is often an Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Claim (also called Ontario no-fault benefits) that will cover some or most of these expenses. The lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth can assist you to obtain the maximum compensation under the accident benefits.

The injuries from traumatic brain injuries are often permanent. Cases involving diagnosed brain injuries may result in substantial damages at trial or on a settlement.

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury in Ottawa or Eastern Ontario, contact Auger Hollingsworth to determine your legal rights. There is no obligation and the consultation is free.

About the Author: Brenda Hollingsworth

Brenda Hollingsworth co-founded Ottawa’s Auger Hollingsworth in 2005 with her husband Richard Auger. Together, their mission was to create a personal injury law firm for Eastern Ontario that is unrivalled in the province for customer service and legal expertise. Brenda was named an Ottawa Business Journal Forty Under 40 award recipient and took home the Women’s Business Network’s Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category. She was also recognized as one of Ottawa Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital.” She is often quoted as an expert and has appeared in media outlets such as CTV, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, Sun Media, CBC, Toronto Star, Montreal Gazette, CFRA and many legal publications.

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