Halifax Brain Injury Lawyers Helping Victims Secure the Compensation They Deserve
Countless people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in Nova Scotia every year. Sadly, many of these injuries are caused by a third party’s negligence, which means they were completely preventable. If you sustained a TBI due to another party’s negligence, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
No amount of money can undo the damage caused by a brain injury. But filing a personal injury claim can help you recover the compensation you need to cover your expenses and losses and move forward. Let the lawyers at McKiggan Hebert guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim. While you focus on recovering from your injuries, we will focus solely on fighting for the compensation you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with our team by calling 902-423-2050 today.
What Are the Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries?
The long-term effects of a brain injury can vary on a case-by-case basis. But in general, a brain injury can lead to long-term physical, mental, and cognitive changes that affect the victim for the rest of their life. Some of the most common long-term effects of a brain injury include:
- Concentration difficulties;
- Sleep disorders;
- Memory loss;
- Slurred speech;
- Mood swings;
- Uncontrolled movements;
- Loss of fine motor skills;
- Fatigue; and
- Difficulty with personal relationships.
Because of these long-term effects, there’s no doubt that suffering a brain injury can drastically reduce the quality of your life.
How Do Brain Injuries Occur?
Most brain injuries occur as a result of a sudden jolt or blow to the head. Some of the most common causes of these injuries include:
- Traffic accidents involving cars, trucks, pedestrians, bicycles, and/or motorcycles;
- Snowboarding or skiing accidents;
- Slip or trip and fall accidents;
- Contact sports;
- Physical abuse and violence; and
- Falling objects.
A sudden loss or reduced flow of oxygen to the brain can also lead to serious brain injuries. This often happens as a result of medical malpractice. For example, a baby’s brain may be deprived of oxygen during labour if the doctor fails to identify and respond to signs of distress. Or perhaps a patient’s oxygen flow was obstructed during surgery, leading to brain injury.
In these types cases, the family may have the right to file a medical malpractice claim against the health care providers.
If you have suffered a brain injury, explore your legal options with the help of the lawyers at McKiggan Hebert. You may be entitled to compensation and our lawyers will ensure you are able to obtain it.
Why Are Brain Injury Cases Complex?
Every personal injury case is complex, but this is especially true of brain injury cases. Why? Every brain injury is unique and unpredictable, which can make it difficult to estimate your future losses and expenses.
Another fact that makes brain injury claims so difficult is that, in some cases, the nature of the brain injury is so subtle, that it cannot be easily identified using common diagnostic equipment like X-rays, CT scans or MRI’s.
Our lawyers need to work with specialized medical experts to determine how your injury happened and what care will be needed in the future and how it will impact your ability to work in the years ahead. This will help us determine how much compensation we should demand for your pain and suffering, as well as future losses and expenses from the at-fault party. It is important to accurately calculate these future damages to ensure you are fully compensated for your brain injury.
How Much Compensation Am I Entitled to For My Brain Injury?
You are entitled to compensation if you have sustained a brain injury due to the negligent acts of another party. But how much compensation can you recover? The answer to this question will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injuries, but in general, brain injury victims may be awarded compensation for:
- Medical expenses;
- Lost wages;
- Cost of care; and
- Pain and suffering.
A brain injury can completely disrupt your life, which is why it’s so important to fight for every dollar of compensation you deserve. Focus on recovering from your injuries while the lawyers at McKiggan Hebert fight to obtain the compensation you need and deserve.
Free Book About Brain Injury Claims
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Schedule A No-Obligation No-Cost Consultation With Our Brain Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence speak to the skilled lawyers at McKiggan Hebert as soon as possible. Our lawyers have extensive experience helping brain injury victims fight for the compensation they deserve. Learn more about your legal options—and how we can help you secure compensation—by scheduling a free consultation with our team. Call (902)-423-2050 today to book your no-cost consultation.