Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Head Injuries, Ottawa Lawyers

Ottawa Ontario Brain Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ottawa Head Injury Lawyers, TBI, Traumatic Brain Injuries on the high number of serious accidents resulting in Ottawa brain injury or head injury each month here in Ottawa.  A brain injury is not always preventable, but in some instances, it can be made preventable.  By raising your awareness and understanding of brain injuries, you can learn to avoid these injuries for you and your loved ones.

The facts of Spinal Cord Injuries can often seem bleak. In general, damage to the brain and spinal cord can rarely be repaired. Certainly, life after a brain or spinal cord injury is never exactly the same. You will require much change to your lifestyle, including rehabilitation and care, sometimes ongoing for the rest of your life. Injuriesarea leading killer of Canadian children and youth, with half of all such deaths from injury as a result of brain injuries. Please ensure that your children are safe, since 30% of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are experienced by children and youth, many of whom while engaged in sports and other seemingly “innocent” recreational activities that can lead to tragedy.

In terms of the sheer cost, brain injuries can be very expensive. A severe brain injury, it has been estimated, can cost over $400,000 (as to costs to the Canadian Medical System) at the time of the accident and brain injury. There can be ongoing costs, as well, each year secondary to the brain injury accident because of indirect expenses and rehabilitative care treatments. And similar to Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Injuries are more common in males than in females – approximately four times more frequent, to be precise.

With all this said, there is some “good news” in terms of what you can do for you and your loved ones ..there are steps you can take to protect your children, your parents, and your husband or wife from suffering a brain injury. Some steps are as simple as wearing your helmet! Bicycle helmets are as high as 88 % in preventative capability – it is essential for you to wear your helmet consistently and correctly to reduce your chance of TBI. Snow enthusiasts such as skiers and snowboarders using helmets reduce their risk for TBI by 60%. In short, researchers believe that 90% of all injuries are predictable and preventable. This means that by following this preventative steps, you can reduce your risk of injury and inspire others to do the same.

Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Profile David Hollingsworth for brain injuries

Since 1999, David Hollingsworth has been an Ottawa, Ontario personal injury lawyer working with accident victims who have suffered a serious brain injury or head injury.  David understands the needs of a brain injury and this “invisible personal injury and can help you with your personal injury claim and other Ontario accident related issues. Call for a free consultation 613 978-9549 or 613-237-4922 ext 203 … or visit www.ottawainjury.ca

 

 


Consequences of a brain injury, Ottawa Catastrophic Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth

Ottawa Ontario Brain Injury Lawyer,

Ottawa Catastrophic Injury Lawyers David Hollingsworth-

Living with a brain injury can have a multitude of complex and potentially lifelong consequences for accident victims and their families. Especially in cases of closed-head trauma, physical and psychological testing is usually required, and it typically  can take months until the extent of the cognitive brain  or head injury is realised and understood to its full extent.

When an accident victim  suffers a brain injury or a head injury, the impact may affect the following:

• Memory and cognitive ability

• Vision, hearing, and speech

• Balance and motor skills

• Personality and behavior

Helping people through catastrophic injuries, one day at a time…

As a result of his experiences with other accident victims who have suffered a serious brain injury, when Ottawa Catastrophic Injury lawyer David Hollingsworth meets with his clients , he has a compassionate understanding and knowledge that  a brain injury affects every detail of their lives and that no two cases are the same. Receiving a proper diagnosis and projections of both the immediate and long-term costs are extremely important.  David believes it is his goal and responsibility to ensure that the care and maximum financial compensation  necessary is readily available to all his clients for the difficult years to come.

If you have suffered a catastrophic injury or a loved one is suffering due to a serious personal injury as the result of an eastern Ontario accident, you may need an experienced Ontario catastrophic injury lawyer. Your life and the life of a loved one has changed and will be changed forever. It’s our job to help you rebuild that life and get you all the support, help and compensation you need.

Our injury lawyers understand that you may not be ready to commence a lawsuit. You may be at a stage where you need more time and more information. We get that and that’s what we are here for.