Edmonton Brain Injury Lawyers Serving Alberta and Western Canada
Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), can have devastating and lifelong implications.
You may be recovering physically and emotionally from an accident or event that caused the injury, while simultaneously having to plan for long-term rehabilitation and the adjustments required to accommodate new needs and challenges.
You and your loved ones are likely worried about when you will be able to return to work and the activities you once enjoyed.
Besides immediate health concerns, the associated financial and legal issues can feel overwhelming.
If you or someone you love is struggling in the aftermath of a brain injury, the legal team at Chadi & Company can help. Our knowledgeable brain injury lawyers have decades of experience recovering damages in complex brain injury cases in Edmonton and throughout Alberta.
Let us help you navigate the legal process and protect your interests so that you can focus on recovery and healing. Contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
Causes and Symptoms of Brain Injury
Brain injuries range from a mild concussion to a severe head injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically results from a trauma to the body or head, or another injury that causes violent shaking of the brain within the skull.
Causes of a Brain Injury
Common causes of TBI include:
Non-traumatic brain injury occurs in the absence of a blow to the head or body. Common causes of non-traumatic brain injury include:
- Cardiac arrest;
- Illnesses that affect the brain; and
- Medical malpractice or negligence, including birth injury.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Symptoms of a brain injury can appear immediately or develop over time. Accidents that result in brain injury are often emergency situations where life-saving measures are prioritized over full medical evaluations.
If you have been in an accident, sustained any type of blow to the head, or were involved in any of the events listed above, seek a comprehensive medical evaluation immediately, regardless of whether or not you are currently experiencing symptoms.
If you or a loved one develop any of the following symptoms, even months or years after an accident or injury occurred, seek professional medical advice and contact a brain injury lawyer as soon as possible:
- Loss of consciousness, seizures, or convulsions;
- Dizziness or paralysis;
- Persistent headaches or vision problems;
- Repeated nausea or vomiting;
- Emotional changes, such as feeling depressed, anxious, or easily angered;
- Cognitive changes, including confusion, slurred speech, trouble with short-term memory; and
- Changes in sleep habits.
The above list is not exhaustive and not intended as a substitute for medical advice. Even a mild brain injury is still a serious injury that requires immediate attention and an accurate diagnosis.
Brain injuries can be “invisible,” and a medical examination that includes an MRI or CT scan may be necessary for a comprehensive diagnosis.
Compensation for Your Brain Injury
If you or your loved one has been involved in an accident where brain injury is known or possible, you should seek skilled representation right away, particularly if other parties were involved. Don’t let concerns over legal costs prevent you from seeking the compensation to which you may be entitled.
Depending on the nature of the accident or injury, you may be contacted by an insurance company to provide additional information. Insurance companies are interested in resolving the claim as quickly as possible and paying as little as possible. Without an experienced brain injury lawyer protecting your interests, you are unlikely to receive the compensation you deserve.
As with any personal injury claim, the amount of recoverable damages depends on the specific facts of your case and the quality of your legal counsel. At Chadi & Company, we will thoroughly investigate the severity of your brain injury, the circumstances under which it occurred, your current and future medical expenses, your lost income and earning potential, and any other physical, emotional, or financial impact on your life and well-being.
Some of the recoverable damages for a brain injury claim in Alberta may include:
- Pain and suffering;
- Lost wages and/or future earning capacity;
- Future costs of care; and
- Medical expenses, including physical and cognitive rehabilitation.
In Alberta, you generally have two years from the date of an injury to file a claim. If you fail to file a claim within this time, you may lose the ability to seek compensation for your injuries.
For certain claims, including some brain injury claims, the two-year period may have a later start date of when you first knew or should have known of the injury.
The difficulty in determining your timeframe for filing a claim makes it even more important to consult with an experienced Alberta brain injury lawyer as soon as possible, whether or not you know the full extent of your injuries.
Contact Chadi & Company Today
If you or a loved one suspects a possible brain injury or traumatic brain injury, the skilled legal team at Chadi & Company can help. Even mild brain injuries can severely impact your physical, emotional, and financial well-being.
Let us help you navigate the legal process so that you can focus on your health and recovery. Brain injury law is complex and speaking with an experienced injury lawyer is the best way to fully understand your rights and options.
Our lawyers have successfully obtained compensation for countless personal injury clients in Edmonton and the surrounding jurisdictions. It is our goal to settle outside of court, but if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, we are prepared to take your case to trial. Contact Chadi & Company today for a free and confidential consultation.