Personal Injury Lawyers Assisting Clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries in Calgary
A traumatic brain injury can change a person’s life forever. It can also fundamentally change the lives of family members and others who care for them. In situations involving these types of injuries, it is critical to get a quick and accurate diagnosis right away, and to obtain the correct treatment as soon as possible. However, in emergency situations, diagnosis and treatment can often be overlooked, missed, or improperly provided.
At Cuming & Gillespie, we have the experience and the skills necessary to thoroughly and conscientiously handle any type of serious personal injury claim, including traumatic brain injuries. We know what to look for, and how best to guide a claim to obtain maximum compensation for our injured clients. With a proven track-record and stellar reputation, we will take care of all aspects of your claim so that you can focus on your recovery.
Types of Accidents Leading to Traumatic Brain Injuries
Motor vehicle accidents are a common source of traumatic brain injuries. For instance, when someone is significantly rear-ended in a vehicle, the resulting injury is often whiplash. While whiplash is defined as a neck sprain, if the head hits the back of the headrest forcefully, the brain may impact the interior of the skull, resulting in more serious injury.
Other major sources of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Major falls, where the head hits a surface or an object;
- Surgical and birth injuries caused by medical malpractice, mistakes, and oversight on the part of the health care provider; and
- Sports, especially contact sports such as football, hockey, rugby.
What to Look for Following an Accident
Signs of brain injury are not always immediately obvious, even to medical professionals who are treating an injured person. However, brain injuries can have significant long-term consequences, even if they are not initially considered to be serious.
Some of the signs or symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Short-term memory loss;
- Changes in mood or personality;
- Difficulties with focus and concentration;
- Changes in hearing, taste, or smell;
- Issues with vision;
- Fatigue; and
- Word-finding difficulties.
Supporting Those with Traumatic Brain Injuries
At Cuming & Gillespie in Calgary, we have the resources, experience, and skills to litigate claims related to traumatic brain injury. Over the years, we have become leaders in this area in the province of Alberta.
We take the time to properly and thoroughly assess your case to determine the extent and exact nature of your brain injury, and determine what course of action is best for your case. We prepare ourselves to take your matter all the way to trial if necessary, and we have extensive experience litigating these types of injuries before different levels of court.
We are not just personal injury lawyers. We are also deeply invested in your recovery, and understand the importance of getting proper treatment as soon as possible. That is why we are so proud to be the founding donor of the Foothills Hospital Brain Injury Patient Experience Program. This program assists those who have suffered from brain injury and spinal cord injuries. The ultimate goal of the program is to focus on rehabilitation while in the hospital and eventually help injured individuals transition back into the community.
We are proud to have assisted in the implementation of this program, and continue to provide funding to ensure the right people are hired at the hospital in order to increase the positive experience for patients in a hospital setting. You can learn more about the Program at the Calgary Health Trust website.
Experienced and Committed Personal Injury Lawyers in Calgary
At Cuming & Gillespie, we know that traumatic brain injuries are extremely serious, no matter how large or small the accident. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident or someone’s negligence, you need an experienced and compassionate lawyer to help you through your claim. Our experienced lawyers can help you through each step of the process, including rehabilitation and treatment. Please call us at 403-571-0555 or contact us online to book an appointment today.