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Brain Injuries And Concussions

Additional Information On Brain Injuries

A brain injury that occurs as a result of an event in an individual's life (as opposed to a birth defect, for example) is known as an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). An ABI or TBI occurs when there is any trauma to the brain that causes some loss of brain function or destruction of brain cells.

Treatment options can include neurosurgery to try to minimize long-term effects of the injury, but for the most part, therapy and rehabilitation will be the main sources of treatment and healing. Modern developments in the area of neuroplasticity can benefit those suffering from brain injuries.

Pursuing a Brain Injury Case

One of the most serious injuries, every brain injury is unique. Every case requires nothing but the best possible care, expertise and resources to ensure a settlement or court award that is fair to the victim and family for years to come.

We will work to recover for you:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Support for loss of income and inability to work
  • Cost coverage for physical, emotional and mental rehabilitation
  • Reimbursement for the cost of assistive devices
  • Long-term medical and home care cost coverage

Additional Resources

Ask us for contact information for:

  • Our list of Kingston & Ottawa Brain Injury Associations
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association
  • Brain Injury Association - Quinte District

Head and brain injuries can be devastating and are often some of the worst that our clients — and their entire families — deal with. Just like injuries to other parts of your body, a brain injury can change your ability to move, work, and take care of your family. Most dramatically, however, a brain injury can change who you are. A brain injury is often considered a catastrophic injury.

Sadly, brain injury is often permanent. Through therapy and rehabilitation, you may be able to regain a lot of functioning, or learn how to adapt to your injuries, but both may take a long time and you may never fully recover.

A Life Change

Damage to the head and brain doesn't just cause pain and disability. It may affect your ability to:

  • Read, write, speak or understand speech
  • Remember information or simple tasks
  • Concentrate and learn
  • Understand social cues or other people's emotions
  • Control your own emotions or actions
  • Take care of yourself and your family

All of this can severely affect your personal life, social life, independence and career. You may suffer from depression or anxiety as you struggle to adapt.

Bergeron Clifford LLP's lawyers can help you determine what help you need, both legally and medically. We can connect you with qualified medical professionals to determine the extent of your losses, financial professionals to calculate your economic losses over your lifetime, and rehabilitation specialists to help you recover or adapt to your injuries.

Because of the complexity of these injuries and the need to make sure you are adequately compensated for the full extent of your losses, these cases may take a long time to resolve. We will pay for the cost of building and running your claim until we get a settlement or court award for you.

This is an area of particular interest to us. We are strong advocates of the Ontario Brain Injury Association and Brain Injury Association Quinte District, and Ted is also a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Southeastern Ontario.

Contact Bergeron Clifford LLP

Contact us at 877-391-2923 or fill out our online form if you have had a concussion or other head injury in Eastern Ontario. We can meet you at our office locations in Ottawa, Kingston, Perth, Whitby or other local offices, or wherever is most convenient for you.