Statistics: Ontario Trauma Injury and Support services Lawyer David Hollingsworth

 An accident leading to traumatic injury can happen in an instant and changes the rest of your life as well as your family.  There is help and support out their for Ontario accident victims who have suffered a traumatic injury.  As a top Ottawa and Ontario traumatic injury lawyer, I work with a dedicated team of  top rehabilitation centres, home care, accident benefit specialists, brain injury support groups, spinal cord injury support groups, Ontario traumatic injury associations and other support services to victims with traumatic injuries. If you have suffered a traumatic injury, you are not alone.  Don’t worry, we can help.  This is absolutely the most difficult time of your life and there is help here in Ottawa and Ontario for you. 

For more information on how to access these services visit www.ottawainjury.ca

The World Health Organization found that injuries—both intentional and unintentional—accounted for 16% of the global burden of disease in 1998. In Canada and the United States, injuries are the leading cause of death for those age 1 to 44. Increasingly, trauma is being recognized as a global public health concern. At the same time, trauma injuries are considered one of the most avoidable health problems: an estimated 90% are preventable.     Motor vehicle collisions were the leading cause of major injury hospitalizations with a total of 1,654 accounting for 30% of major injury in-hospital deaths. Among these cases, 56%were drivers, 19%  were pedestrians and 17% were passengers. Following motor vehicle collisions, unintentional falls represented the second most common cause of major hospitalizations (38%,) and the leading cause of in-hospital deaths (50%). Among the 1,604 cases injured in unintentional falls, the most commonly specified types were falls on or from stairs or steps (22%) and falls from slipping, tripping and stumbling (21%). information from : Ontario Trauma Registry 2011 Report: Major Injury in Ontario, 2009–2010 Data 

In 2009–2010, there were 4,235 cases hospitalized with major trauma in 11 participating facilities across 14 sites in Ontario. This represents an increase of 2.2% compared with 2005–2006, and an average annual increase of 0.44% from 2005–2006 to 2009–2010.
 
In 2009–2010, these major trauma cases accounted for 61,523 days in the participating facilities. Most (71%) of these cases were male, and the average age of all cases was 48 years. The average age of patients increased slightly over the last five years, from a low of 45 in 2005–2006 to 48 in 2009–2010. Of the 4,235 cases, 13% died in emergency departments. The number of in-hospital deaths remained stable from 2005–2006 to 2009–2010, ranging from 10% to 11% over the last five years. The number of DIEs decreased by 37% since 2005–2006, with an average annual decrease of 8%.

Analysis of the causes of injury by age groups revealed that motor vehicle collisions and falls were the leading two causes in all age groups, with the exception of cases age 20 to 34. Although motor vehicle collisions were responsible for the majority (53%) of cases in this age group, the second most common cause of injury was injury purposely inflicted by another person (21%).

———————- The  Ottawa Injury Blog is written regularly by Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer David Hollingsworth. Since 1999, David has been an Ottawa Ontario personal injury lawyer representing Ontario accident victims who have suffered a traumatic injury and the families of accident victims who have lost a loved one in an Ontario accident. This blog reports on accidents in eastern Ontario, personal injury issues, local Ottawa news and events and various news that relates to Ottawa, accidents and personal injury.  Visit www.ottawainjury.ca for more information. If you have a question, feel free to call or email david@ottawainjury.ca  (613) 978-9549 

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Selecting the best Ottawa brain injury lawyer for your traumatic brain injury.

Ottawa brain injury lawyer David Hollingsworth, Ontario Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Advice for Selecting the best Ottawa Brain Injury Lawyer

While many minor disputes can be handled in a small claims court or through an alternative dispute resolution, handling a claim for a personal injury as serious as traumatic brain injury requires the expertise and know-how of an Ottawa brain injury lawyer.  When you

Our lawyers know what is needed to support and compensate for a brain injury.

Our lawyers know what is needed to support and compensate for a brain injury.

hire an Ottawa brain injury lawyer, you need to find someone who understands the nuances of your brain injury and has extensive experience interpreting medical diagnoses in order to present the full facts of your brain injury to your insurance adjuster or in the courtroom.

A brain injury is a very complicated legal matter because the symptoms are often “invisible.”  This is especially the case when it comes to a mild brain injury.  The vocational abilities of victims who have sustained a mild brain injuries are often severely impacted.  Victims are typically in denial about a brain injury’s impact on their lives.

Many survivors of a traumatic brain injury do not receive adequate compensation for their brain injury primarily because they hire an Ottawa brain injury lawyer who does not have the sufficient experience to present a legitimate claim for damages.   Ask your Ottawa brain injury lawyer about previous brain injury cases they have taken on. When searching for an Ottawa brain injury lawyer, research their education, training, and experience.  Determine what kind of knowledge they have about brain injury. Furthermore, find out if they are members of any trial law groups that deal with brain injury.  All of these factors will help you determine whether the lawyer’s knowledge about brain injury law and compensation is current.

Some Ottawa brain injury lawyers are willing to represent you on a contingency fee basis.  This means that the lawyer will not receive payment until you receive compensation for your brain injury.  When working on a contingency fee basis, an Ottawa brain injury lawyer receives a  % of the compensation amount. When you hire an Ottawa brain injury lawyer on a contingency fee basis, you can rest assured knowing that you are hiring an experienced, qualified Ottawa lawyer who can practically guarantee results.

Make sure to interview your Ottawa lawyer face-to-face and have plenty of questions ready to ask them so you can ascertain their qualifications.  Some important questions you may want to ask include the following:

  • How many brain injury cases have you been involved  in the last 5 years?
  • What % of personal injury cases do you take relate to brain injury?
  • What are the settlement compensation amounts you have obtained on brain injury cases in the past?

Choosing the right Ottawa brain injury lawyer is one of the most important decisions you will make in your life.  Be sure to find an Ottawa brain injury lawyer with whom you feel comfortable.  Moreover, hire an Ottawa brain injury lawyer who has the confidence and experience necessary to handle your case.  By taking the time to find a qualified Ottawa brain injury lawyer to represent you, you will be able to receive the recompose that you deserve, enabling you to meet your medical and support needs.