Am I Eligible for Brain Injury Compensation?

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Brain injury compensation is difficult to calculate. If you are wondering if wondering if you are eligible for brain injury compensation after a motor vehicle accident, you should talk to a personal injury lawyer who specializes in exactly those kind of injuries.

The full effects of brain injuries are often difficult to assess because harm is often not easily seen or detected. They may not manifest themselves immediately and often appear much later in the form of post-traumatic stress. Changes to an injured person’s personality, memory and judgment must all be identified and factored in when calculating the extent of the claim.

In order to determine if you are eligible for brain injury compensation, a specialized brain injury lawyer will work with family, friends and co-workers to ensure that a proper assessment of the damage can be made. The lawyer can also file claims for the various benefits needed, including attendant care, lost income, caregiver and housekeeping expenses.

Because of their severity, brain injuries are often classified as “catastrophic”. The impact can be eased by the level of brain injury compensation the lawyer can win for the client.
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Brain Injuries Can Be "Catastrophic”

 
Ontario’s Insurance Act sets out guidelines for brain injury compensation. The no-fault legislation has a number of benefit areas to cover victims of car accidents. However, brain (and spinal cord) injuries are often classified as "catastrophic” because they so often have long-term effects.
 
Brain injuries are often difficult to assess because harm is often not easily seen or detected. They may not manifest themselves immediately, and often appear much later, in the form of post-traumatic stress. Changes to an injured person’s personality, memory and judgment must all be factored in when calculating the extent of the claim.
 

What a Specialized Brain Injury Lawyer Can Do

 
A specialized brain injury lawyer will have access to various medical professionals who can prepare assessments of the injury. The lawyer can also prepare, file and follow through with the claims necessary for adequate coverage.
 
Hiring a lawyer should not break the bank. After an accident, an injury victim may suffer immediate financial hardship – this being especially true in the case of brain injuries, where employment is out of the question. The initial consultation with a lawyer should be free. If the lawyer takes on the case, a contingency fee should be established. This enables the lawyer to take a negotiated fee out of an eventual settlement and ensures that he/she will not charge you any fees as your case progresses. The car accident victim will not be out of pocket during the claims process. 

Injuries That Have Long-Term Harm Are Classified as Catastrophic

Injuries That Have Long-Term Harm Are Classified as Catastrophic