Accident in Orleans
Sadly, a 15 year old male is in very serious, but thankfully stable condition after he was hit yesterday by a vehicle in Orleans. The Orleans accident occurred at the corner of Jeanne d’Arc Boulevard South and Youville Drive, shortly after 5:15 p.m. When Ottawa rescue crews arrived, the teenage boy was conscious and had several serious injuries to his face and chest. He was rushed to a nearby hospital. I hope this boy is able to recover from this terrible accident. Thankfully he is alive. My thoughts go out to him at this terribly difficult time.
Pedestrian accidents often result in very serious and catastrophic injuries. Pedestrians have little protection and besides broken limbs, scrapes, pedestrian accidents often result in head injuries. Head injuries are amongst the most serious that we see in our lawsuits. Brain injuries are invisible injuries , can be deemed catastrophic injuries, depending on the extent of the injuries. A catastrophic injury is a brain impairment and requires a lot of support rehabilitation and compensation.
Someone who is suffering from a brain injury will often have difficulties in their relationships, the mood, their anger, memory and more. The road to recovery for someone suffering from a brain injury can be a long and difficult road . depending on the severity of the brain injury, full time attendant care may be required or extensive rehabilitation.
Getting a proper diagnosis of a brain injury is critical. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers work with some of the very best head injury specialists and brain injury doctors in Ottawa and throughout Ontario. If you need help finding medical professionals to help diagnose and treat your brain injury, we can help .
A head injury is not to be taken lightly; especially in children, as their brains are still growing and not as settled. That’s not to say a head injury can’t heal; some people suffer a concussion that eventually heals.
The key with a head injury or brain injury is to have it properly diagnosed and treated. Take care of your noggin’