Many people in Ottawa and across Eastern Ontario suffer life altering brain injuries each year.
A brain injury, which may also be referred to as a traumatic brain injury, head trauma, or concussion, is any trauma to the head that leads to injury or impairment of the skull, scalp or brain.
Severe headaches, cognitive problems, attention difficulties, memory problems and personality changes are just a few of the potential consequences of a brain injury. These impairments can cause a loss of employment, financial hardship and emotional stress; not only for the victim, but also for his or her entire family.
Common causes of brain injuries include car accidents; truck, bus and motor cycle collisions; electric shock, slipping or tripping and falling on the head; oxygen deprivation; skiing accidents; snowmobile accidents and swimming pool accidents.
Diagnostic studies such as CT scans, MRI’s and x-rays are helpful in determining the nature and extent of head or brain injury. If a brain injury is suspected following an accident, medical attention should be sought immediately. A full neurological examination may be necessary when a brain injury is suspected.
We are experienced and knowledgeable in handling brain injury cases. We work alongside medical doctors and neuropsychologists to ensure you are properly diagnosed and treated. If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury and believe someone else is at fault, we will ensure you receive full compensation for the financial, physical and emotional damages that have been suffered. Equally as important, we will help ensure you receive the neurological and other medical and rehabilitative treatment you require.
For a free no obligation consultation with an Ottawa brain injury lawyer, contact Sean Giovannetti: