How much compensation can I expect for a brain injury?
Potential compensation for brain injuries extends beyond the immediate medical and therapeutic care costs.
Accident victims and their families can also claim financial assistance for lost income, pain and suffering, and support for dependent children.
In the most serious cases, where a return to one’s chosen employment becomes impossible because of the brain injury, you may be able to claim for the loss of future earnings and/or assistance with alternate job training.
Because of the varying severity of brain injuries and circumstances surrounding them (medical costs, age of the victim, number of dependents, usual salary, etc.), it is impossible to put a monetary figure on the amount of compensation you may be due.
Usually, after an initial free case evaluation and review, we can provide more of an idea of how much compensation you may be able to claim and explain how the claims process works.
Is there a deadline for filing a brain injury claim?
The statute of limitations in Ontario for filing personal injury claims in civil lawsuits is two years from the date of the incident – or the date that the injury first became known to the plaintiff.
There can be exceptions to this rule and the best strategy is to speak with your personal injury lawyer, who will be aware of the time restraints and can recommend where the priorities should lie with your case.