Brain Injury, Head Injuries – Headaches, Memory Loss, Cognitive Disability.
Head injuries, particularly those that affect the brain, can range from headaches or temporary memory loss to severe cognitive disability. Often the injury is undetectable to others, including physicians using the most sophisticated imaging techniques. For this reason, people who suffer from mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) and their families are often frustrated when trying to claim insurance benefits for proper treatment of these injuries.
Lawyer Tim Leigh-Bell has more than 30 years of experience representing accident victims and their families in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with brain injuries. He and his legal team will refer you to proper medical and neuropsychological specialists to accurately diagnose the scope of your brain injury. We then work with insurance companies to recover the compensation you need to maintain financial stability following a serious accident.
Mild Brain Injuries Are Just as Serious
Unlike traumatic brain injuries (TBI), mild traumatic brain injuries often result from blunt force trauma to the head; for example, if you hit your head in a motorcycle accident or a slip-and-fall accident in the store or on an icy sidewalk. While impairments may not be readily apparent, MTBIs can still lead to debilitating and permanent brain damage. Furthermore, such injuries can result even without a direct blow to the head or without loss of consciousness. Common symptoms include:
- Memory loss
- Headaches or frequent migraines
- Impaired judgment
- Speech and language problems
- Cognitive disability
- Lack of coordination
- Abrupt mood swings
- Loss of focus
Because these symptoms can be subjective, many people have difficulty securing benefits to help pay for expensive medical treatments and therapy, or to supplement lost income.
Concussions and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBI)
Additionally, a concussion is one of the more common forms of brain injury, and can result in post-concussive syndrome. Symptoms of post-concussive syndrome are often similar to those of MTBI and leave victims at risk to more serious injury in the future. Recent research indicates that concussion injuries may be more serious and have more long term effects than previously thought.
We offer straightforward guidance and dedicated service to prove your claim and obtain the benefits you need, negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf. When necessary, we work with professional experts who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of TBI or MBTI to build the strongest claim possible.
We also seek provisions for any ongoing care you may need, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological counselling, vocational counselling or attendant care.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Entitled to over $2,000,000.00 in care benefits plus recovers over $300,000.00 compensation including $60,000.00 for family
ML was a retired gentleman who suffered a severe brain injury as well as soft tissue injuries to his back in a car accident. He was able to live at home but required substantial long term attendant care and rehabilitation including speech therapy, physiotherapy as well as home modifications. We were successful in establishing that his injuries were catastrophic which meant that he was entitled to $1,000,000.00 in medical and rehabilitation expenses and another $1,000,000.00 in attendant care expenses from his own insurance company. This means that his needs for medical, rehabilitation and attendant care will be provided for life. We were also able to recover a further $300,000.00 from the other driver’s insurance company for pain and suffering, attendant care and compensation for his family members.
To learn more about how we have helped others in your situation, please review our Success Stories page.
Did Your Loved One Suffer Brain Damage in a Serious Accident? Lawyer Tim Leigh-Bell Can Help
Unfortunately, many victims will never completely recover from TBI or MBTI. We will help you obtain the benefits you need to manage brain injury complications so you can work toward maximum recovery. Contact the Law Offices of Timothy H. Leigh-Bell at 289-652-1611 to schedule a free initial consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer at our Mississauga or Milton location. Fees are not charged unless a settlement is reached.