Brain and spinal cord injuries are among the most traumatic and debilitating impacts that someone can sustain following an accident. Severe injuries such as these can completely change the course of the victim’s life as well as their family’s, which is why having the right legal expertise by your side during such a devastating event is crucial. Either a brain injury lawyer or a spinal cord injury lawyer can defend your rights and help you access financial support that you may be entitled to.
If you or a family member has endured a brain or spinal cord injury, here’s what you need to know.
The Leading Cause of Permanent Disabilities
Brain and spinal cord injuries are the leading cause of permanent disabilities, and a majority of them are caused by automobile accidents. Here in Canada, hundreds of people sustain some sort of brain injury or spinal cord injury every day. According to NBIA statistics, brain injuries in particular are more common than Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDs, spinal cord injuries and breast cancer combined in a single year.
The Severity of Impairment Matters
Not all brain or spinal cord injuries are equal when it comes to accessing accident benefits. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious injury, the degree of impairment matters when qualifying. The truth is that there are many complexities involved that can prevent you from accessing financial compensation that’s owed to you. For example, if you’ve endured a minor brain injury such as a concussion, this can still impede your ability to go back to work or even apply for another job. But in the eyes of an insurer, something ‘minor’ like this could be disputed if there is no direct medical proof that the incident resulted in the injury. There are many grey areas that insurers can take advantage of to avoid paying up, which is why it’s so important to have a lawyer to assist you during this process.
Understanding Your Legal Options
In other situations, the victim may lose their ability to properly communicate with others, or an accident might even impact their memory of the events that took place. Working with a reputable and experienced lawyer can help since they know all of the pitfalls and challenges, and how to overcome them. They will get to work gathering any relevant evidence and witnesses needed to establish fault and support your claim. If a settlement is not possible out of court, they will represent you in the courtroom and fight for your compensation.
Get Financial Compensation to Assist with Recovery
Unfortunately, the rehabilitation and recovery process for brain or spinal cord injuries can be substantial. Understanding the full scope of medical expenses that will be necessary for you or a loved one to cope through the recovery can be difficult to estimate. And, during such a traumatic and emotional process, worrying about finances should be the last thing on your mind.
Our team of lawyers have the expertise to navigate through all settlement options and discuss the possibility of a trial. In fact, we offer a speciality focus in spinal cord and brain injury cases. You should never accept a settlement before talking to a lawyer and understanding all of the options available to you.
Contact Our Legal Team Today
We’ve worked with countless victims who needed legal guidance and advice following a serious brain and spinal cord injury. But when it comes to filing a claim, time is of the essence. Get in touch with us as soon as possible following a medical examination. One of our lawyers will explain all of the options available to you and will fight for your rights so that you and your family can access financial support and focus on recovery.