Ottawa accident results in head injury
An Ottawa accident has left a man with a serious head injury after he was struck yesterday morning on Ottawa’s Airport Parkway, close to Hunt Club Road. The man was described as being in his late 20s or possibly early 30s and was walking along the parkway at the time of the accident ( 7:20 a.m.) He was rushed to the trauma unit of the Ottawa Hospital with life-threatening injuries. I hope to soon be able to report that his condition has improved.
In our personal injury practice we see the potentially life-long implications of a severe head injury. A brain injury is an invisible injury and yet it is one of the most devastating and life-changing injuries we see in our personal injury clients. A brain injury can completely alter someone’s personality and leave them in a state where they do not know how to control their anger and emotions. Many people don’t know how to manage themselves and often times their friends and family react the same way. With a brain injury being an invisible injury, family and friends often think that the injuries are not that serious and that the injured is just “mad” or “unresponsive”; when in actual fact this behaviour is a direct result of a brain injury.
There are many different degrees and levels of a brain injury from mild to traumatic. What’s important to know is that if you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury there is help and support for you and your family. Ottawa has tremendous organisations that focus on brain injury awareness and support people with brain injuries. Ontario Accident Benefits also provide significant benefits to people who have been in an accident in Ontario and have suffered a brain injury. No one needs to suffer with a brain injury. Our personal injury lawyers can help you not only get maximum compensation for your brain injury, but also set you up with the supports and rehabilitation you need. Let us help.