Vancouver Brain Injury Lawyers
One of the most devastating injuries that an accident victim can sustain is a head or brain injury. In this situation you may be entitled to bring forward a legal action against the responsible parties if you can illustrate that their negligent actions contributed directly to your brain injury. Brain injuries are some of the least well understood medical conditions associated with accidents today.
What Makes Brain Injuries So Difficult for Victims
Although a great deal of medical and academic research has been brought forward with regard to brain injuries, they are still extremely complicated and can vary from one patient to another. This is why brain injuries may have such a significant impact on your life. If you or someone you love has recently sustained a brain injury, whether it is a severe TBI or a concussion, you need to consult with an experienced Vancouver personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal claims for compensation. In the wake of such an accident you already have many things to worry about.
Legal Help for Brain Injury Victims
Identifying an attorney with extensive experience in the field is strongly recommended so that you have somewhere you can turn to and get your questions answered when necessary. You want a lawyer who will assist you with the overall recovery process as well as your legal claim for compensation.
One of the most important aspects of hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer in Vancouver is identifying someone who can be your liaison with ICBC. You may be under the impression that ICBC will work hard to resolve your claim and in an effective manner. However, having an attorney step in on your behalf can allow things to be processed more quickly and appropriately.
We understand that you need compensation to support your physical recovery and get the medical treatment you need as well as to compensate you for some of the financial losses associated with the accident. There are financial and legal aspects of an ICBC injury claim and our attorneys work hard on your behalf to ensure that you get the medical support you need during your recovery. During such a challenging time, you do not need to be worrying about any other aspects of your legal claim. Your primary focus should be on healing and getting better.
Our lawyers also work closely with any caregivers and families to ensure that you get the medical support you need and so that you have the peace of mind and confidence in knowing that your legal team is fighting hard on your behalf. There are many serious issues and facts associated with the impacts, the nature and the duration of any trauma linked to a brain injury case.
In a case that may be classified as a less severe form of TBI, some of the more serious symptoms could be missed entirely during your emergency treatment or minimized in ICBC claim files. Some of your symptoms may not emerge until hours, days or weeks after the accident has occurred. Close friends and family members may be critical for identifying these additional symptoms which would not be noted in your initial medical files. Some of these symptoms include:
- Behavior remarks outside of your character
- Diminished ability to organize and plan
- Diminished ability to do a few things at once
- Short term memory loss concerns
- Problems with concentration and attention
- Increased sensitivity to noise, light, or alcohol
- Changes in your sleep patterns, energy level, daily routines or appetite
- Changes in your temper or mood
We understand the full impact that a TBI can have on your life. This is why we work so hard to achieve significant outcomes for our clients. Any individual who has suffered a head or brain injury from a motor vehicle accident, whether or not he or she was a driver, passenger or pedestrian should have experienced legal representation working hard on their behalf.
Our goal is to mobilize all potential resources including therapeutic, medical and rehabilitative, to assist you with a full recovery where possible. There are many different ways that TBI can impact your life. You may never be fully able to recover from such an injury and it may be challenging for you to ever return to work. Identifying a law firm that understands the full scope of the many ways that this can influence your life is strongly recommended so that you can focus on what is most important during this time and have someone advocating for what is best for you.
Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer in Vancouver Today
The experienced team of Brain Injury Lawyers at Diamond and Diamond can provide the necessary legal representation and will work tirelessly to help get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 1-800-567-HURT (4878) or use our online case evaluator for a FREE CONSULTATION.
Why Choose Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
How do I prove I had a concussion for my personal injury claim?
The best way and the only way to prove you had a concussion is by producing medical records showing your treatment of the said concussion. Now you realize the necessity of going to the hospital after a head injury. Medical evidence will back you up. If, however, the trauma was not brought about by accident, you cannot claim insurance. If the doctor does not believe the concussion is not caused by accident, you can still not claim insurance. If you think that the accident caused the concussion, you can find another doctor to accept your claim.
I hit my head during a car accident, but don't feel any symptoms -- should I still see a doctor?
Ideally, you should see a doctor after a head injury. It is crucial to rule out any underlying problem that may go unnoticed and cause detrimental effects later on. There might be a bleeder, but you cannot feel it. You should visit a doctor anytime you experience repeated vomiting, headache, confusion, and inability to use your arms or legs.
What is anoxia or anoxic brain injury?
Anoxic brain injury happens when the brain lacks Oxygen. Usually, the brain does not have an oxygen reserve. Hence when there is no oxygen present, it can only survive for four minutes, then the brain cells begin to die. Anoxia can be caused by a lack of enough blood to carry Oxygen, lack of Oxygen, or situations where the blood cannot reach the brain. Signs and symptoms of anoxia are headaches, blurred vision, seizures, and low concentration
How is the severity of a brain injury determined?
Normally, the Glasgow Coma Scale is used to rate brain injury severity. It is a scale that determines how responsive the person is to behavioral measures. This scale is used at different points after the injury to determine the prognosis, or likelihood, of the person regaining independence. There is also another measure which is the Rancho Los Amigos Scale.
Does the location of a brain injury affect its severity?
Yes. Since the control of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral functions are all brain-based, the location of the injury should be given importance. Medical practitioners can often predict the challenges a person would experience if the location of the injury is clearly seen.
What are the long-term effects of a brain injury on the victim?
Brain injuries will produce a variety of physiologic, cognitive, emotional, psychological, and even behavioral changes. For example, long-term effects of a brain injury may include incapacitating headaches and pain, problems with physical functions like standing, walking, and eye-hand coordination and fatigue, and cognitive changes to thinking, memory, and language.