Ottawa Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth and Associates… A terrible accident has left a 60 year old man in critical condition in an Ottawa hospital. The accident occurred yesterday morning on Franktown Road , close to Richmond. A 54 year old woman was also travelling with the man and she too was rushed to an Ottawa hospital with a severe arm injury, leg injury and internal injuries. The 2 were travelling in a mini-van and lost control . The vehicle then hit a culvert. The driver suffered a life threatening head injury and was unconscious when rescue crews arrived to the accident scene. My thoughts are with these 2 at this time and I hope that they are able to recover FULLY from this terrible accident .
The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) estimates that there 600 traumatic brain injuries for every 100,000 people in North America and Europe. Many brain injuries occur as a result of car accidents and can range in severity from concussions to traumatic brain injuries. After an accident where there is a suspected brain injury, medical professional will often use a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) to determine the level of the brain injury by testing the person’s ability to open their eyes and respond to verbal commands and motor stimuli. Depending on the responses, medical professionals are able to determine the level of the brain injury. The lowest score on a Glasgow Coma Scale is 3, which essentially is no response and a score of 15 would indicate that the individual is alert and responsive.
Experienced Ottawa brain injury lawyers
Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers are highly experienced in brain injuries. It’s important that the lawyer you hire not only be a personal injury lawyer, but they have experience with brain injuries. Experienced brain injury lawyers understand the life-long implications a brain injury can have on an individual as well as their families. A injury lawyer experienced in brain injuries will also have an understanding of the amount of financial compensation required for a comfortable life with a brain injury. This knowledge and expertise will be crucial in securing maximum compensation.
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