Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Waterloo Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers

Catastrophic injuries such as head and brain or neck and spinal trauma can leave a person permanently disabled and unable to care for themselves.  Not only is the person left with physical limitations, it can be emotionally and financially devastating for their family members as well.  These kinds of personal injury claims can be very complex and getting the compensation that you deserve can be extremely challenging due to how lengthy the legal process can be.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident that was caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, BLW Injury Law Firm will help you see that justice is served and that you’re fairly compensated for damages.  A personal injury lawyer in Waterloo will aggressively represent you in and out of court to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.   If we cannot reach a settlement at the negotiating table, we are always prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf.

Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries

According to Ontario Provincial Law, there are 6 different types of injuries defined as being catastrophic:

  • 3 marked or any severe impairments resulting from a behavioral or mental disorder
  • 55% impairment resulting from a combination of injuries
  • Amputations (one arm or leg)
  • Paralysis resulting from spinal cord trauma
  • Total blindness (both eyes)
  • Traumatic brain injury

These definitions were a part of recent changes to Ontario’s Provincial Law regarding catastrophic injuries.  If you’re unsure whether your injuries are defined as catastrophic, you should discuss this an injury lawyer in Waterloo from BLW Injury Law Firm.

The Impact of a Catastrophic Injury

Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries are often attributed to negligence such as medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, and slip and fall accidents.  In any event, they are life-changing and not only impact the victim, they can be devastating to their families as well. Due to the extent and severity of your injuries, you should have an experienced lawyer pursuing you and your family’s ideal interests during your recovery.  We will ensure that your long-term care needs are taken care of.

Your personal injury lawyer in Waterloo and their team of legal assistants understands how difficult recovering from a catastrophic injury can be.  Needless to say, it’s a huge adjustment for injury victims and their families.  These types of injuries usually require long-term attendant and rehabilitative care.  They also may require significant changes around the home such as learning how to use a wheelchair or retrofitting your property and vehicles to meet the needs of the injured person.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic industry, BLW Injury Law Firm is always prepared to help and go up against the insurance companies.  Call us today.