Toronto Brain Injury Lawyers

A traumatic brain injury or a concussion caused by a car accident, slip and fall, or another type of accident can cause you significant problems. Our Toronto brain injury lawyers know how to help you get back on your feet and receive the compensation for your losses that you fairly deserve.

At Auger Hollingsworth, we represent people in the GTA who have suffered a head injury as a result of a car accident and a slip or a trip resulting in a fall. We also sometimes represent people who have had products or other supplies fall on their head in a store or other commercial environment. 

If you have suffered a head injury or a brain injury in the Greater Toronto Area because someone else was negligent you should get legal advice as soon as you can after your injury.  Sometimes there can be short timelines that impact your ability to get compensation.

Post-Concussion Syndrome

Toronto Brain Injury LawyerIf you are diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome you may experience:

  • constant headaches
  • difficulty concentrating
  • forgetfulness

You may also experience emotional symptoms. Sometimes post-concussion syndrome lasts a year or more. During that time, you may be unable to perform your job duties and your quality of life may diminish. 

Common Brain Injury Symptoms

Sometimes you don’t realize that you are experiencing symptoms. However,  your family and friends noticed that you have changed mentally, emotionally, physically, or a combination of those. If you are getting feedback that you should get medical attention for your concussion or other head injury symptoms, you should follow your loved one’s advice! Some common traumatic brain injury symptoms include:

  • headache Brain Injury Symptoms
  • memory issues 
  • difference in pupil size 
  • nausea 
  • sleeplessness 
  • slurred speech 
  • sensitivity to noise and light
  • anxiety irritability 
  • cloudy thinking and 
  • fatigue 
  • among other symptoms.

Evidence for your Brain Injury Claim

Often the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are invisible and not recorded on scans or other radiological tests.  A diligent injury attorney will take these important steps to put your base case forward:

  1. Collect witness evidence from the accident scene who can describe our client’s presence at the scene. These may be found in incident reports, police reports or our client may be aware.
  2. Listen to whether the 911 call was made by our client. Listen for confusion or other symptoms.  If the 911 call was made by someone else, how does the caller describe our client?
  3. Emergency room medical records, including nurses’ notes.
  4. Family doctor notes plus referrals to:
    • A brain injury clinic
    • Neurologists
    • Psychiatrist
    • Physiatrist

Types of Compensation

It can be difficult to determine what the best rehabilitation options are following a traumatic brain injury. At Auger Hollingsworth, we know what type of rehabilitation exists and we know how to access it. Our clients typically enjoy more rehabilitation opportunities that people who are looking after their claims on their own. Some other common types of compensation include:

  • rehabilitation
  • attendant care
  • loss of income (including bonuses and the possibility for advancement through raises and other opportunities)
  • pain and suffering
  • more

The amount you receive for pain and suffering is determined by looking at similar cases that have been decided in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. In some situations, such as motor vehicle accidents, there is also statute law that directs how much a person in your situation may receive as compensation for pain and suffering.

What Our Clients Say

“I was in an accident in 2019, I was very hesitant about calling a lawyer and wasn’t sure if I should call one in my situation.
Auger Hollingsworth assured me right away that I was in good hands, first they spoke to me over the phone to get more details and then set up a convenient time and location for my husband and I to meet them, They greeted me at the front door and explained everything in simple terms from then one they kept in contact with me through every process via email and phone. Never missed a beat through the whole process, never made me feel bad or pressured and even helped with providers when needed. I highly recommend them and so thankful their service at this place.”

Rating: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
By: Jeannie Burton

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Brain Injury FAQs

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.

The severity of a traumatic brain injury can range from “mild” which would involve a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe”  which could involve an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury.  

The majority of traumatic brain injuries that people experience are categorized as mild and referred to as a concussion.  However, even a concussion can have long last impacts on some people’s lives. 

 

What causes a traumatic brain injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by slip and fall accidents or trip and fall accidents.  A brain injury can happen if you strike your head.  It can also happen if your body moves in a way that your brain is shaken within your skull, even without a head strike.  

Motor vehicle collisions are also often commonly the cause of a brain injury.  Drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcycle riders and cyclists are all susceptible to brain injuries in a collision.

Sometimes traumatic brain injuries happen because someone is struck by an object.  For example, if a display in a store comes down and strikes a shopper.

 

Is there treatment available for a traumatic brain injury?

Mild traumatic brain injuries often require no treatment other than rest and over-the-counter pain relievers to treat a headache. However, someone who is diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury may need to be watched at home for any worsening or new symptoms.

For more symptomatic traumatic brain injuries, treatment may include:

  • Neuropsychology
  • Vision treatment
  • Vestibular therapy (to help with dizziness)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech language therapy
  • Psychiatry or psychology (to assist with mood)
  • Chiropractic or Physiotherapy

 

How can a personal injury lawyer help you after a traumatic brain injury?

If your traumatic brain injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, our experienced accident and injury lawyers in Ontario can help you with:

  • Locating the best rehabilitation services available for your traumatic brain injury symptoms
  • Funding for medical and rehabilitation costs not paid for by OHIP or your extended health care benefits
  • Compensation for your loss of income or loss of competitive advantage
  • Compensation for your pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Obtaining long term disability benefits if you need them.
  • And more.

Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer Today!

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in the GTA, including a concussion or post-concussion syndrome, contact Toronto’s brain injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth for a free no-pressure consultation.  We’ll let you know if you have a case and what to expect if you hire our firm to get the compensation you deserve.