It is a sure bet that most residents of Ontario understand how a brain injury can harm a person physically. Sometimes the physical consequences are minor, but other times the injury can lead to the need for lifetime medical and rehabilitative care. Naturally, the first priority for those close to the injured party is caring for the victim; however, many do not realize the enormity of the costs associated with brain injury care.
One study conducted in Ontario put the first year costs of acquired brain injury treatment at between $32,132 and $368.7 million. The results of this study indicate that even some of the less severe injuries can lead to significant costs. If the patient is hospitalized, the financial toll can soar into the millions. Further, there are additional costs outside of medical care such as the travel expenses and lost wages of close family members.
Unfortunately, many brain injury victims do not receive sufficient compensation for their injury and financial losses. Sometimes this is because they have not sought advice from a personal injury lawyer with an extensive background in brain injury representation. If you or a loved one are suffering from brain injury you should know that acquiring an experienced lawyer can make all the difference in the amount of compensation you receive.
Lawyers familiar with brain injury cases know how to negotiate with insurance companies while working closely with any medical professionals that may be involved in your treatment. When your health and your family’s financial future is at stake, fighting for full compensation is not a luxury–it is a necessity.
Please visit our brain and spinal injury web page to find additional information about the lasting impact of catastrophic injuries.