A Brain Injuries Lawyer Can Help

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An experienced brain injuries lawyer can help relieve stress while you focus on recovering from a head injury.

Long-Term Impact of a Brain Injury

If you’ve suffered a brain injury during an accident, you’re not alone. According to the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured, in 2011 alone, 56,000 Canadians experienced a brain injury. Of those people, 9,000 needed long-term rehabilitation to help with their recovery while another 6,000 people had to live with permanent disabilities caused by their brain injuries. It’s important to focus on the positive as you begin your journey toward recovery, but you should remain aware of the fact that the brain recovers slowly due to its complexity.
If a recovery is slow, financial stress can often set in for both the victim and loved ones. Not only does the brain injury sufferer lose income, but any family member who cares for that person may be losing income as well.
There are many other financial strains while recovering from a brain injury. You may have ongoing medical costs that aren’t covered by OHIP or your work insurance plan, like medication or medical devices. You may need help with childcare, housekeeping, or home maintenance issues if you have limited mobility.
If you suffer from a permanent physical injury, you may need home renovations to make it easier for you to move around. This could involve installing an elevator and dealing with maintenance or putting in a chair lift or ramps. The family vehicle may also need modifications to make it easier to get in and out, or to drive.
The aftermath of a brain injury may make it impossible to go back to work in your field so you may need retraining. You may even be prevented from working at all after a serious injury.
A brain injuries lawyer can help you examine how your injury may impact your future. If it’s unlikely that you will have children or marry because of the injury, your lawyer may include the loss of the opportunity to form serious interdependent relationships as a part of your claim. After all, reducing your chance to marry means losing out on someone to share living expenses and income. A decreased likelihood of having a child means you may not have someone to help care for you in your later years.

Finding Experienced Brain Injuries Lawyers

You should contact a lawyer immediately following an accident. If the injured person is incapacitated and incapable of making decisions, the family member who is in charge of medical care should contact a lawyer on the victim’s behalf. A lawyer can remove the burden of talking to insurance companies, filling out paperwork, watching for legal deadlines, and other details that you may not have the patience for or the strength to deal with while recovering.
If you feel more comfortable relating details in your home language, look for a law firm that offers that language. For example, Sokoloff law firm, with offices located in Toronto and Brampton, offers services in over 30 languages. Languages Sokoloff’s lawyers speak include Albanian, Punjabi, Cantonese, Portuguese, Mandarin, Russian, Farsi, and many more.
Let an experienced brain injuries lawyer help you with your claim.
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