The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
The month of June is National Brain Injury Awareness Month across Canada and is an important opportunity to educate people about the devastating effects a brain injury can cause.
To learn more about the more common causes and symptoms of a brain injury, you can read one of our earlier blogs posts, found here.
According to the Brain Injury Association of Canada, an acquired brain injury is:
Acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain, which is not hereditary, congenital, or degenerative. It can be caused by a traumatic blow or injury to the head, severe rotation of the neck or whiplash, or even lack of oxygen.
According to the Brain Injury Association of Durham Region, the most common causes of acquired and traumatic brain injuries are:
Other causes of acquired brain injuries are medical conditions, diseases and asphyxia.
A brain injury can cause cognitive, behavioural and emotional and physical impairments including:
No two brain injuries are exactly alike and therefore the severity and number of symptoms will vary depending on the severity of the brain injury.
Our lawyers have represented many clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident (whether they were a driver, passenger, cyclist, pedestrian). We understand that a brain injury can be life changing for you and your family and can affect your ability to work.
We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation and can arrange a time to meet that works for you. We do not get paid until your case settles and do not charge any up front legal fees.
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