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“Loss of Self” and The Stranger With-in.
Understanding The Damages Caused By Traumatic Brain injury While survivors of traumatic brain injury commonly report loss of self, as a long-term effect of their injury, there is no standard legal definition for it. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines “loss” as “ failure to keep or to continue to have something.”: “the experience of having […]
Fatigue – A Common Symptom of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) continue to be the number one cause of injury related deaths and disability in Canada. Slip and Fall injuries combined with motor vehicle accidents account for over 55% of all reported cases. Of this 55% roughly 70% report some level of associated fatigue. When the brain isn’t working properly it is […]
Distracted Driving: Socially Acceptable or Completely Preventable?
The number of cell phone users in Canada has grown from 100,000 to over 28.5 million between 1987 and 2015. Because our devices have become so ingrained in our lives, they come with us everywhere and we are always available, even while driving. Due to the amount of drivers who use their hand-held device while in […]
Damages Caused By a Brain Injury To The Frontal Lobe
Car accidents are violent and traumatic events that often send the occupants of the vehicle crashing forwards backwards and side to side. Skull fractures and traumatic brain injuries to the frontal portion of the brain are often sustained when front seat occupants in the vehicle impact with the dashboard, windshield or steering wheel. Even with the […]
Brain Injury: Evaluating the Losses
Motor vehicle accidents continue to be one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. Car accident victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, often live with physical, emotional, psychological and cognitive functions that are lost or forever changed as a result of the initial injury. Traumatic brain injuries, create life long losses that can […]
Learning to Adjust: Living with a Long-term Disability
The Ontario Nurses’ Association states that 1 in 3 Canadians will be disabled for 90 days or more at least once before they reach age 65. Macleans recently reported that each year, 6% of Canadian workers are forced to change their work status due to “a personal illness or disability, either taking an extended leave from […]
Looking to find a personal injury lawyer in Toronto? Ask these questions before hiring
When you go to see a prospective Toronto personal injury lawyer, he will have many questions for you. You will be asked about the accident, how it occurred, who was at fault, witnesses, injuries, medical examinations and diagnosis. Just as a professional in any field has varying degrees of ability and experience in different areas, personal […]
I’ve been injured in a car accident with an uninsured driver, who pays the bills?
Car accidents are frightening and suffering from an injury adds more stress to the situation. You may then discover that the other driver does not have any car insurance. This can cause complete panic, as you wonder how you are going to cover repairs and medical costs. Insurance is required in Canada to ensure that every […]
On the Road Again: Overcoming Fear and Anxiety after a Car Accident
Whether you were the driver, passenger or an observer, its normal to feel stressed, anxious, overwhelmed, even angry immediately after a car accident. It’s also normal to feel many different emotions or not much of anything at all, as everyone deals with trauma differently. Injuries sustained in car accidents are commonly described as whiplash, neck injuries, […]
Personal Injury Mediation. What To Expect
Personal injury mediation is an informal settlement meeting, of the parties involved in the personal injury lawsuit. Mediation is a very important part of the personal injury claim process. In Ontario, meditation is a mandatory step before the case is allowed to go to trial. It is held in a conference room, presided over by a professional […]
Preparing for Discovery – What Those Who Have Been Injured Can Expect
Thorough preparation prior to discovery can positively impact the size of your personal injury settlement Affidavit of Documents Within the discovery process, each party must give the other side an Affidavit of Documents, which lists all relevant evidence in their possession. The purpose of this is to allow each side to review the documents relevant to […]
Coping with an Accident Injury: What accident benefits and expenses are covered in my claim?
When you find yourself injured from an accident, there are so many different things to think about, it can be overwhelming and leave you unsure where to start. Medical bills and rehabilitation costs can add up quickly after an accident injury, and the last thing you want to be doing is dealing with the stress of trying […]
Proving Post Accident Chronic Pain In The Absence of Medical Evidence
When people are injured in a car accident, the physical signs of injury can heal within a few months, in spite of remaining pain. Chronic pain is defined as pain lasting for a minimum of 6 months. In many situations, the pain begins due to an auto accident. Chronic pain is a difficult disability to […]
Video Surveillance Is A Common Tactic Used By Defending Insurers
Compelling evidence is the most crucial component of any personal injury claim dispute. Video surveillance is one of the most powerful tools insurance companies have at their disposal. Video evidence can influence pre-trial negotiations, jury decision-making and courtroom verdicts. Anyone who has initiated a car accident injury claim should expect to be a target of covert […]
Slip and Fall Injury Prevention – Tips to Safeguard Your Home and Personal Liability
The winter season in Toronto, GTA, and Barrie area can be a beautiful and scenic wonderland but it is also full of peril and danger. Nobody wants an injury to occur on their property but it happens and you can and will be held liable, which can quickly turn winter from a wonderland to a nightmare. […]
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