A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption of normal brain function that can occur as a result of a blow to the head or sudden acceleration and deceleration forces (whiplash) that can occur in a motor vehicle accident.
The severity of brain injury may range from “mild brain injury” involving an alteration in mental status or consciousness to “severe brain injury” involving an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia.
The majority of mild brain injuries usually resolve within 6 months. However, some people never completely recover from a mild brain injury or concussion and may be left with one or more of the following problems:
- Physical Symptoms: dizziness, headaches, sleep disturbance, fatigue and lethargy;
- Cognitive Deficits: issues with attention, concentration, short-term memory or executive functions;
- Behavioral & Emotional Changes: irritable, easily angered, impulsive, or mood swings.
The cumulative effect of these cognitive, behavioral, and emotional changes can result in the brain injured person being perceived by others as different and can affect the injured person’s ability to return to work.
We Can Help
When dealing with an accident-related brain injury, figuring out the appropriate recovery steps to take can be overwhelming.
Contact a lawyer at Slater Vecchio to find out how our team can use our experience to fight for your rights, future, and recovery.
Slater Vecchio Mild to Severe Brain Injuries Cases
|Terracciano (Guardian ad litem of) v. Etheridge, 1997 BCSC, B943125||$2.7 million|
|Spehar (Guardian ad litem of) v. Beazley, 2004 BCSC 926||$5.1 million|
|Aberdeen v. Township of Langley, 2007 BCSC 993||$2.7 million|
|Grewal v. Brar, 2004 BCSC 1157||$2.8 million|
|Heringa v. Mah, 2000 BCCA 490||$4.5 million|
|Sammartino v. Hiebert, 1996 BCSC, B822857||$2 million|
|Kerr v. Paterson, BCSC 2007, M033506||$2.4 million|