Head Injury Claim in Toronto: Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer

Toronto is a busy city where serious accidents happen frequently and head injuries can be caused by anything from a car accident to a fall in the shower. If you are facing a head injury claim in Toronto, you will want to consult a law firm you can trust.

How to Identify a Head Injury

You don’t have to be involved in a major accident to suffer a head injury. Head injuries can range from mild to severe and symptoms can be subtle. Common causes of head injuries include:
  • motor vehicle accidents;
  • slipping and falling;
  • cycling;
  • workplace accidents.
Physical trauma to the head can present itself in various injuries, such as the following:
  • Concussion– A common type of head injury that is caused by a sudden blow to the head or body. A concussion is not a life-threatening injury, but it can cause both short-term and long-term problems and result in permanent brain damage.
  • "Closed” head injuries – Some head injuries are obvious, like those caused from smashing your head against the steering wheel in a car accident. Closed head injuries are more discreet – whiplash, for example, but damage to the brain can still be significant.
  • Acquired brain injury – Trauma to the head can result in an acquired brain injury from a car collision, bicycle accident or a fall.
Symptoms of a head injury vary depending on the type and severity of the accident. Common symptoms include:
  • persistent headache;
  • inability to concentrate;
  • memory loss
  • dizziness;
  • fatigue;
  • nausea;
  • changes in mood and cognitive function.
According to the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, you don’t have to be knocked unconscious to sustain a head injury. Many people who sustain a head injury will experience unconsciousness following trauma to the head or an accident, but even severe head injuries can occur without total loss of consciousness.
Mild head injuries can be difficult to recognize and are commonly misdiagnosed or missed at the emergency room. A delay between the accident and the onset of symptoms can happen. It’s important to receive medical attention if you suffer any kind of blow to the head, even if you feel fine or think the head trauma was minor.

Head Injury Claim in Toronto

If you or a loved one has been in an accident and suffered a head injury, you may be entitled to compensation. A head injury claim involves complex legal and medical issues and you will want to speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer experienced in head injury claims in Toronto.
In preparing your head injury claim, an experienced lawyer will ask you questions about how your head injury occurred and is likely to ask you what you remember of the accident, how it happened, where you were and what you were doing at the time, and the medical treatment you received. It's common for head injury sufferers to experience memory loss when it comes to the events surrounding the injury, so don't worry if you can't recall details of the accident. The important thing is to be completely honest with your lawyer and gather as much information as you can from other sources like witnesses and the accident report.
Sokoloff Lawyers is a reputable law firm experienced in head injury claims in Toronto and can provide you with effective legal representation.

Head Injuries Are Difficult to Diagnose and Understand - Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney

Not only are head injuries complicated and often difficult to diagnose and understand, they can also be very difficult to effectively seek compensation for, mainly because their symptoms are not always readily apparent soon after the injury itself is sustained. The temptation after any accident when you don’t seem to have suffered any debilitating injury is to consider yourself lucky and move on with your life. Too often, this leads people to put off speaking to a personal injury attorney until the effects of their brain injury start to show themselves. Unfortunately, due to deadlines and regulations surrounding the filing of accident benefit claims, this can mean that, by the time you consult with a personal injury lawyer, it’s too late to file for appropriate compensation for loss of income or other damages. This can leave you saddled with financial burdens that you otherwise may not have had to deal with at all. The best way to avoid finding out too late that you would have qualified for benefits is to make an appointment, as soon as possible after any accident, with a lawyer to discuss your options for your head injury claim. Toronto legal professionals know the deadlines and how the claims process works, and can make sure you get what you rightly deserve.

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