Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers in Ottawa and Kingston
Catastrophic injuries can be the result of many accidents that we see today. Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are the most serious and life-altering injuries we see in our practice. These injuries can not only impact the victim but also impact the entire family. Medical costs, long-term care, and loss of income can be devastating for the victim and family.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, otherwise known as TBIs, are often caused by a sudden hit to the head or a forward and backward jerk that causes the brain to move inside the skull. These injuries are most often caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, or sports-related accidents.
According to Brain Injury Canada, brain injuries impact nearly 1.5 million Canadians and each year, another 160,000 people experience a brain injury. It is currently the number one cause of death and disability among children, youth and those under the age of 44 worldwide.
Victims who have sustained a traumatic brain injury can be plagued with debilitating symptoms such as
Vision and hearing loss
Difficulty speaking or swallowing
Slowed breathing or pulse
Increased blood pressure
Loss of consciousness
Due to the unpredictability of a traumatic brain injury, it is impossible to prepare for it. And unfortunately, a medical diagnose can often be imprecise making it difficult to get the care needed after an injury.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Nerves and the associated tissue surrounding the spinal cord provide a connection for the brain to send important information to the rest of the body and vice versa. This communication controls every facet of our lives from walking to regulating body temperature.
Spinal cord injuries can be either complete or incomplete. A completely severed spinal cord will result in a complete loss of mobility or sensation below the injury. If the injury is incomplete, nerve signals may still get through and may result in some limited feeling or movement. Either way, both types of injuries can be devastating for the victim.
Many spinal cord injuries are the result of motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. Any injury to the spinal cord can have life-altering consequences to a victim’s quality of life. Injuries can permanently impact the motor ability, sensations, strength, or other bodily functions. With these type of acute injuries, pain can be instantaneous and debilitating.
Have a Professional on Your Side
At Barapp Injury Law, our team of traumatic brain and spinal cord injury lawyers are dedicated to the victims of these catastrophic injuries. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that devastating injuries such as these have on a victim and his or her family. We work with an extensive network of medical professionals to ensure that accident victims get the most advanced medical attention possible after a catastrophic injury.