Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
At Sokoloff Lawyers, we understand the life-changing effects of a head injury. The brain is a complex organ and slow to heal, and a head injury is therefore one of the most difficult brain and spinal cord injuries from which to recover. The symptoms of brain injury, which may include cognitive difficulties and personality changes along with physical disabilities, are often more than a caregiver or family can handle alone.
Head injuries often cause traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. This kind of injury can be mild or severe, but it almost always causes some difficulty in day-to-day functioning. In Canada, 56,000 cases of traumatic brain injury occur each year, most of which result from motor vehicle accidents or falls from a height. This kind of injury is therefore very common. However, head injury symptoms can differ drastically between cases. Please call us if you or a loved one has sustained a head injury and shows any of the following symptoms:
- Persistent headache
- Blurred or doubled vision, “floaters” or spots of light in the visual field, or other visual changes
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea and/or vomiting
- Falling and/or physical weakness
- General tiredness and fatigue
- Short-term or long-term memory difficulties
- Drastic personality changes
- Severe mood swings and/or sudden outbursts of emotion, such as anger or sadness
- Disorganization and/or inability to manage tasks
- Poor concentration
- Difficulty learning new tasks or information
- Social withdrawal or other social changes
Along with the significant challenges of finding and providing effective care, brain injury victims are often faced with an uphill battle in litigation for the support owed to them. If you are not a head injury lawyer, the process can seem like a maze with no way out.
Sokoloff Lawyers are here to help you. If you have sustained a head injury, you may require intensive hospital treatment, rehabilitation, attendant or other in-home care, income support, housekeeping, home modifications for disability, and other assistance as you recover from your injury. With us, you have your own head injury lawyer to navigate the maze for you and make sure your needs are met. We advocate for you as a head injury victim by working with the insurance company or companies, your employer, your treatment team, and your family and friends to ensure that you receive the possible care leading to the possible outcome.
If you have sustained a head injury, Sokoloff Lawyers can help you get the help you need to recover and rebuild your life.