Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer in Halifax
When a brain injury occurs, it can have a catastrophic, lifelong impact on an injured person and their family. A brain injury can occur after blunt force trauma to the head from a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, sports injury or other physical insult. If you or a loved one has suffered from personal injury and looking for brain injury lawyer in Halifax Nova Scotia, contact Wagners Law Firm for FREE 1-800-465-8794
Affects of Brain Injury
Brain injuries affect every person differently. Some patients fully recover, while others are affected by the injury for a lifetime. There many different causes of mild and traumatic brain injuries, ranging from car accidents to construction site accidents. At Wagners, we represent individuals who have suffered serious injuries with skill and determination. Our lawyers have nearly 80 years of combined experience, and will bring our wisdom and knowledge to your claim.
Types of Brain Injury
Brain injuries can be mild or traumatic.
Mild Brain Injury: A brain injury defined as mild can nevertheless be a profound disability. Mild brain injuries can be the result of a blunt force trauma to the head, such as impact with the ground during a fall. These types of brain injuries can be difficult to detect with a CT scan or MRI, meaning the use of other advanced medical technology may be needed to accurately diagnose the injury. While the word “mild” may make it seem as though the injury is not severe, the reality is that mild brain injuries can have lifelong effects on victims.
Traumatic Brain Injury: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most serious type of brain injury. A person injured by a traumatic brain injury can require a lifetime of care. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most serious type of brain injury. The victim may suffer loss of consciousness or amnesia after the accident. A TBI often leaves the victim requiring a lifetime of care and without the ability to fully recover from the injury.
Symptoms of Brain Injury
Nova Scotia traumatic brain injury victims and their families often have questions about how doctors measure the severity of a TBI and what the prognosis is for someone who has suffered from head trauma. While all injuries to the brain are serious, doctors characterise TBI on a scale from mild to severe. The Glasgow Coma Scale is a diagnostic assessment doctors use to evaluate the severity of a brain injury. Doctors score the person based on their ability to open their eyes, speak and move.
1. Mild Brain Injury:
Scores of 13-15 generally indicate mild injury. Mild TBI has noticeable symptoms such as headache, nausea, mood changes, problems with concentration, memory and thinking, fatigue and trouble sleeping. These symptoms generally go away as the person recovers.
2. Mild Brain Injury:
Scores of 9-12 indicate moderate injury. People with moderate TBI typically lose consciousness as a result of their injuries. They may struggle with confusion for weeks and physical and mental impairments for months. Some of these impairments may last for the rest of the person’s life. However, physical and cognitive therapies often improve the injured person’s chances to recover.
3. Severe Brain Injury :
Scores of 8 and below indicate severe injury. Severe brain injuries involve extended loss of conscious or coma. These states may last for months, and people who regain consciousness may lose the ability to speak and move.
4. Traumatic Brain Injury:
Traumatic brain injuries tend to disrupt the lives of entire families. Even victims dealing with mild brain damage may struggle to continue contributing to their households while their spouses, children or parents make arrangements to care for them. Personal injury lawyers may be able to provide families with information on seeking personal injury suits against people whose negligence may have contributed to injured victims’ conditions.
Should I Contact Lawyer for my Brain Injury Case?
Each brain injury is unique. Therefore, brain injury litigation is complex. Our lawyers provide compassionate and quality representation to brain injured individuals throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
When we at Wagners Law Firm represent a brain injury victim, we take a very proactive and assertive approach to preparing a case. We are trial lawyers who are known for our ability to undertake complicated cases and win. You can rely on the proven track record we have obtained and our reputation within the community. We are on your side.
Contact Wagners To Schedule A Free Consultation
If you have been seriously injured, please contact a lawyer at Wagners to discuss your case. You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form.