Sustaining a brain injury can be a devastating event for the injured party, as well as for his or her family. A brain injury may be minor and require only a short period of rehabilitation. But in other cases, a brain injury could be severe and might lead to costly medical bills, time away from work and even impaired function. In some circumstances, a brain injury could prove fatal.
Sadly, brain injuries can alter the lives of victims and their families forever, which is why it is imperative that those who suffered such an injury speak with a lawyer for help. A lawyer can be an invaluable asset when attempting to recover compensation for short- and long-term damages related to brain injuries.
What makes a lawyer so valuable in a brain injury claim?
One of the ways a lawyer can help in the claim is by securing testimony from expert witnesses who can provide professional insight on the injury. A neurosurgeon could, for example, testify regarding the severity of the injury based on MRI images. Similarly, a psychiatrist could speak to any symptoms demonstrated by the injured party, such as depression or cognitive dysfunction.
Furthermore, the attorney can help collect evidence that not only establishes the severity of the injury and its effects, but also evidence that proves fault. This can be essential to proving the victim’s entitlement to collect damages from the at-fault party.
These damages can span short-term damages like time missed from work during the initial recovery period and medical expenses for ambulance fees or emergency hospitalization, as well as long-term damages. Long-term damages might include continued treatment and care, physical therapy, and more. Some victims may be unable to return to work. Your lawyer can examine your case and identify all of the short- and long-term damages you may recover.
A lawyer also can ensure that the claimant or plaintiff follows all legal procedures and adheres to all timelines. More specifically, a lawyer will make sure that the victim files a brain injury claim within the two-year statute of limitations provided under Ontario law.
Let Us Help with Your Brain Injury Claim
If you sustained a brain injury due to someone else’s intentional or reckless actions, you should not have to suffer the financial burden that comes with it. Instead, reach out to the lawyers at the Preszler Law Firm today for help. Don’t hesitate to call us as soon as possible at 1-800-JUSTICE® or contact us online.