Toronto Brain Injury Lawyers

Toronto Brain InjuryIf you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligence or wrongful acts of another party in Toronto, do not expect to automatically receive the full compensation you deserve.

Regardless of the cause, almost all brain injuries are serious and can involve large payments for compensation. Because of this, insurance companies frequently dig their heels in and make it difficult to recover the full amount without a fight.

It helps to have an experienced lawyer fighting for your interests, gathering evidence, following up with the insurance company, and negotiating a settlement.

At Auger Hollingsworth, we are used to the processes of maximizing claims and will not rest until we have secured fair compensation for the injuries you or your loved one has suffered. If we cannot agree on an out-of-court settlement, we will take the matter further with litigation.


Assessment of brain and head injuries in Toronto

Trauma to the head can result in a wide variety of brain and head injuries. Any blow to the head should be thoroughly assessed by a medical professional first and foremost.

Our Toronto brain injury lawyers work closely alongside the local doctors, nurses and other care professionals as well as civil litigation experts to further the claims process for victims.

We also work with insurance adjusters to speed up claims and secure timely and fair compensation for brain injuries.

What is a brain injury?

A brain injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain. This can be caused by trauma to the head, such as a blow, bump or jolt.

When the head suddenly and violently hits an object or an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result.

This can occur in a car or truck accident, bicycle or pedestrian accident or slip and fall injury.

A major problem with TBIs is that they are invisible. There are no band-aids or bandages and some people may not even be aware that they have suffered a serious injury until well after the accident.

Brain injuries encompass a wide variety of symptoms that can be mild, moderate or severe and either temporary or permanent in nature.

What are the symptoms of brain injuries?

In the majority of cases, symptoms like headaches, vomiting, blurred or lost vision, amnesia/memory loss, dizziness, loss of balance, loss of appetite, fatigue, ringing in the ears, and so on are temporary. They wear off over time.

However, even temporary brain injuries can have a major impact on the short-term ability to work and make a living as well as contributing to medical bills that need to be paid.

Other more permanent brain injuries can result in life-altering consequences and lead to serious neurological symptoms or changes to the mental state. TBIs often result from car and motorcycle accidents or slip and fall injuries.

They may result in loss of concentration, confusion, depression, anxiety, mood swings, and other mental and psychological issues that can affect the quality of life as much as the physical symptoms do.

Sometimes, only friends and family recognize the changes in mood, memory or temperament and so the mental and psychological effects of the injury can be challenging to prove to an insurance company.

With especially serious brain injuries, a person may even become partly or totally paralyzed and require round-the-clock care.

Fair compensation for brain injury claims

For loved ones, it can be frustrating to see a family member involved in an accident that causes a brain injury that was not their fault – and not to immediately receive fair compensation for such serious injuries.

Unfortunately, the insurance company of the at-fault party is out to protect its own interests – not yours. This means that you may need legal representation to get what you deserve.

We can help. Our experience in maximizing claims for accident victims with TBIs over the years has relieved the pressure on many Toronto families, allowing them to focus on recovery from the injuries rather than going into battle with the insurance company.

In this second part of a 3-part interview personal injury lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth describes what steps to take after an Ontario motor vehicle accident.

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Are you looking for expert advice after an accident? The smartest step you can take after any accident is to connect with a personal injury lawyer for a FREE consultation.

In Ontario, Canada, Personal injury lawyers Brenda Hollingsworth and Richard Auger with their team of experienced lawyers offer FREE, no-pressure, advice about your rights and entitlements when you have been hurt.

For more information on whether you have a claim for car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, any other road accidents, accidents at work, slips and falls, etc, go to

The interview also discusses what information you should collect at the accident scene before you leave.  Get the other driver’s name, address and driver’s license. Wait for the police if they have been called.

It is also important to get medical attention as quickly as possible.  It is easier to prove your injury was caused by the accident if you see a medical doctor as soon as possible after the accident.

To determine the claim amount, the amount of your damages and the extent of your injuries will be considered.

 A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you negotiate the best settlement or fight for a higher claim amount in court.

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.

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Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in Toronto?

If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another party, start by sitting down with a qualified personal injury lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth to discuss your case as soon as possible.

You will be asked about the incident and the injuries that you or your loved one have suffered and your lawyer will be able to provide the legal options for how to proceed.

Start with a free case evaluation with one of our qualified brain injury lawyers.

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