Dealing with the severe traumatic brain injury of a loved one can be difficult emotionally and place a financial strain on your family. Even if the person living with the injury is not fully incapacitated, the changes that result from the injury almost always require extensive medical treatment that will prevent him or her from continuing with his or her previous employment.
At Gantzert Law, our ICBC lawyers are sensitive to the effect that a loved one's car accident injury has on your life. Our Vancouver severe traumatic brain injury lawyer will work to understand the nature of the injury, its cause, and discuss your legal options with you. As your legal counsel, our objective is not only to get your family the maximum compensation you are entitled to from ICBC but also to link you to the medical professionals who can provide your family member with needed care.
Identifying the Effects of a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Your loved one may be in a coma or a vegetative state as a result of his or her severe TBI. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a severe TBI can also result in a range of other debilitating symptoms, including:
- Cognitive deficits, including attention and memory problems
- Loss of motor function, including increased muscle weakness, and loss of coordination and balance
- Loss of sensation, including hearing loss, vision loss, and impaired perception and touch
- Emotional changes, including depression, anxiety, aggression and personality changes
As with all brain injuries, access to appropriate medical imaging, such as MRI scans, and evaluation by the right experts, such as neuropsychologists, is important to ensure the full scope of your loved one's injury is known and a treatment plan is in place.
Surrey Brain Damage Lawyer
At Gantzert Law, we can arrange for proper testing to be done quickly, without the lengthy waits of the public health care system, at no initial cost to you. We will advocate for the maximum compensation you are entitled to through ICBC, to properly compensate for losses, not the least of which is the cost of care for you or your loved one.
To speak with us about your ICBC claim, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 604-221-7242, toll-free at 877-389-7242. We serve clients in all parts of British Columbia from offices in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland. Our initial meeting is no obligation, no charge and we take no fees from you until we settle your claim.