Personal Injury > Brain And Spinal Injuries
Some of the most serious injuries we see at Vice & Hunter LLP are those that involve the brain and spinal cord. While any injury may affect your life and your ability to take care of yourself for some time, a brain or spinal injury may permanently affect your abilities and your very personality.
Even if the initial injury does not seem severe at first, the long-term effects can be profound.
Our lawyers can help you connect with professionals who can help you heal, or adapt to your injuries. We will also work tirelessly to obtain the most compensation for your injuries, claiming benefits from your insurance company and possibly damages from the person responsible for your injuries.
Long-Term Life Changes
Any accident can result in a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, but accidents involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles and recreational activities often involve this kind of damage.
Right after the accident, you may experience pain, disorientation, numbness or loss of consciousness, which may clear up within a few days. On occasion, you may end up with serious long-term effects, which may include:
- Paralysis or severe loss of physical abilities
- Numbness, tingling, stiffness and pain
- Difficulty reading, writing, speaking and understanding
- Memory problems, both short and long term
- Problems with your vision or hearing
- Concentration problems
- Problems relating to other people, including family and friends
- Chronic headaches or chronic pain
- Difficulty controlling your emotions
- Depression, anxiety and PTSD
Your injury may be considered catastrophic and you may need significant time off work, medical care and rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may require personal care, help caring for your family or expensive renovations to your home and vehicle. You may also need to use wheelchairs, canes and other assistive devices for a long time — possibly for the rest of your life.
You may also need extensive therapy, physical and emotional, to heal or to adapt to your abilities, especially if you are unable to return to your job or care for yourself and your family.
Let us help you access what you need to move forward.
Contact Vice & Hunter LLP
Call us at 613-701-0898 or 866-252-0670 toll-free or fill out our online form below if you have suffered brain or spinal damage in Ottawa and nearby regions of Ontario.