A concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when an outside force causes trauma to the brain resulting in bruising, internal bleeding, or swelling. They can result from a wide range of accidents including, but not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and sports accidents. Accidents that result in brain injuries are often accompanied by other head, neck, and back injuries such as spinal cord injuries.
TBIs can be classified based on the severity or mechanism of injury: closed or penetrating head injury. For closed or non-penetrating head injuries, it is often difficult to diagnose the injury or its severity as symptoms may not surface immediately following an accident. In the short-term, symptoms may include loss of consciousness, headache, change in sleeping behaviour, memory loss, and fatigue, while the long-term impacts to a victim’s health and well-being can be catastrophic and life-changing. It is important to seek immediate medical attention for proper assessment and treatment which may include specialized rehabilitation, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and psychological therapy.
Because many brain injuries are difficult to assess, insurance companies often delay or deny individual claims, making the process of healing a frustrating ordeal. This is compounded by the need to focus on recovery and managing symptoms. You need to find an experienced lawyer backed by a skilled personal injury team as soon as possible to guide you through the claims process and support you through recovery.
The Morris Law Group: Hamilton Personal Injury Lawyers
The Morris Law Group has been practising personal injury law in Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe* for more than 60 years. We ensure that your rights are preserved and that you receive the personal attention you deserve. In addition to a personal injury lawyer, your team at the Morris Law Group will include an in-house Accident Benefit Consultant who simplifies the claims process, and an onsite Health Professional who works to ensure that you receive the proper medical attention you require. Regardless of whether a settlement or trial is best for your legal matter, we make every effort to provide the best possible outcome for you and your family.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a concussion or other brain injury, call The Morris Law Group at 905-526-8080 or toll-free at 1-877-464-4466 for a free no obligation consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. At our law firm we work on a contingency basis, meaning that you don’t pay until your case settles.
* We proudly serve clients in cities and communities around the western end of Lake Ontario including Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Welland, St. Catharines, Grimbsy, Hamilton (comprising Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, and Stoney Creek), Brantford, Burlington, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Oakville, and Mississauga.