Serious head injuries at the scene of an Ottawa motor vehicle accident.
June 30th 2013 – An early morning, 2-vehicle accident at the intersection of Richmond Road and Golden Avenue sent two women to hospital.
When Police arrived on scene they treated a woman in her twenties for serious head injuries and rushed her to the Ottawa Hospital’s trauma center in critical condition.
A woman in her sixties drove the second car. She had to be removed from her vehicle with the help of Firefighters and the Jaws of Life. She was taken to the hospital in stable condition suffering chest and abdominal injuries.
What should your next step be after suffering head injuries in an Ontario motor vehicle accident?
After receiving emergency medical treatment, you should consult with a personal injury lawyer to consider whether you have a claim for compensation and to ensure you receive all of the medical benefits you are entitled to under the accident benefit regime.
After an Ottawa or Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident where you suffer head injuries, you will want to make sure you get all the required medical attention to support your claim and case. This may include seeing a neuropsychologist or neurologist. Neurologists, are medical doctors who specialize in all things related to the brain and nervous system. They examine the ways your brain and nerves have been affected by an injury post accident. After a neurologist has examined you, they will recommend treatment. This can include rehabilitation and surgery. Neuropsychologists, study behaviors and psychological processes relating to the structures and functions of the brain. They will take your history, run tests and then write a report on their findings. This report can be used by your personal injury lawyer to support your case and show medical intervention.
If you have suffered serious injuries after an Ottawa or Eastern Ontario motor vehicle accident call us at +1 (613) 233-4529. We can tell you the appropriate “next step” to take, and assist you in applying for benefits that can aid you after your accident and during your recovery.