Some of the worst imaginable injuries that stem from car accidents are brain and spinal cord injuries. These injuries are usually permanent, life-altering, debilitating injuries. Worse yet, they don't just affect the injured person, but family and friends. These injuries quickly become emotionally, physically and financially difficult for everyone involved.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury as a result of an automobile collision, you want a Newfoundland and Labrador lawyer who has the experience and knowledge to provide full effective representation. The future quality of your life can only be entrusted to an experienced personal injury lawyer who knows the insurance industry just as much as he or she knows the relevant laws. From years of experience coupled with a wealth of knowledge, Geoff Aylward provides compassionate, comprehensive legal representation for clients who have suffered serious, severe personal injury and disability including profound brain injury. Geoff Aylward has only your best interests in mind and will work tirelessly until you have the fair and just compensation you deserve.
Brain Injuries & Your Quality of Life
Of all injuries that happen in the world, brain injuries are the most likely to cause permanent disability or death. Indeed, it is the leading cause of disability and death throughout the world. In Canada, hundreds of thousands of people suffer from brain injuries. Canadians are 44 times more likely to acquire a brain injury than a spinal cord injury. In fact in Canada, brain injuries outnumber the prevalence of Multiple Sclerosis, spinal cord injury, HIV/AIDs and breast cancer combined in any given year. On average, 452 people acquire a brain injury each day.
Half of all traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Canada stem from fall and automobile accidents, which is equivalent to 1.5 brain injuries every 3 minutes caused by either a fall or auto collision.
Not all brain injuries are the serious kind that are permanent and prevent you from benefiting from full-time employment or conducting other day-to-day activities, but all TBIs affect a person's quality of life. For instance, concussions are common in car accidents and are a mild type of TBI. The Brain Injury Association of Canada provide the following as symptoms of a concussion:
- Loss of consciousness
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Double or fuzzy visions
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Feeling sluggish, foggy or groggy
- Feeling unusually irritable
- Concentration or memory problems
- Slowed reaction time.
“Mild” brain injury caused by a concussion can harm a person's ability to work and function normally. Because the injury is “mild” it is usually disputed by insurers. Insurers rely on the inability of medicine to provide direct objective proof of the harm.
These injuries can be so traumatic that the victim often does not remember important details of an accident. Geoff Aylward is experienced in the work that is required to establish fault where the injured party does not remember or know what caused the accident. He will establish a team of expert witnesses for the purpose of demonstrating the personal and financial loss these injuries cause.
Spinal Cord Injuries & Your Quality of Life
A spinal cording injury (SCI) occurs from a disease (e.g., a tumor or spina bifida) or traumatic experience (e.g., automobile accident or fall) and results in partial or complete paralysis. There are over 86,000 Canadians living who suffer from traumatic spinal cord injury with another 4,300 number of new cases to be added each year.
Spinal cord injuries require specialized and complex care. The costs of this care are breathtaking and can surpass 2 million dollars in the case of paralysis. Persons with spinal cord injury require intensive supports for highly specialized equipment, home renovations not to mention pain and infection management and mitigation. Canadians with traumatic spinal cord injury are 2.6 times more often to be rehospitalized than the general population. Persons suffering from SCI have a shorter life expectancy which is largely the product of the greater health risks and challenges. With proper compensation, these risks and challenges can be mitigated.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury, the consequences are very serious. No amount of money can return your life to what it was before the injury, but it can assist with the many costs associated with the injury and help you access therapies and treatment that might not be otherwise available. Compensation is available for pain and suffering and loss of past and future earnings and the other losses caused by the injury. At Geoff Aylward Law Office we make every effort to ensure you receive full and fair compensation as a necessary stepping stone to getting your life back.
Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer: Your Well-Being is Our Priority
At Geoff Aylward Law Office, we understand the financial, personal, and health challenges associated with brain and spinal cord injuries. Compounding these challenges is the complexity of a claim process or lawsuit that can be years in the making.
When you retain Geoff Aylward as your brain and spinal cord injury lawyer in Newfoundland and Labrador, he guides you through the complex and lengthy legal process. He always takes the time to confirm your concerns are represented so that you and/or loved ones can work on rehabilitation and overall mental, emotional and physical well-being. Geoff Aylward is especially aware of the emotional and other challenges experienced by persons with a severe injury to the point that basic communication skills are impaired. Geoff has effectively met that challenge with compassion, insight, respect, and dedication to assist his clients in receiving reasonable fair and full compensation.
Comprehensive, Resourceful TBI & SCI Lawyer
Geoff Aylward, Q.C. will provide effective advice and representation in seeking benefit payment or compensation. Contact traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury lawyer Geoff Aylward today either online or at 709-726-7260.