Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): Damage That Affects Who You Are
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is different from every other kind of injury you can suffer. It is the most personal kind of damage: an injury that may affect who you are as a person.
If you have suffered a TBI, Linley Welwood’s lawyers will do everything we can to ensure that you receive maximum compensation. Your life may have changed radically, and you will need to concentrate on moving forward, adapting and living a life that is as full as possible despite your injury. It’s our job to make sure that you do so without worrying about finances.
The Far-Reaching Effects Of Brain Damage
Following a TBI you may suffer from:
- Trouble speaking or understanding speech
- Blurred vision and trouble reading or writing
- Difficulty with fine motor skills
- Difficulty learning or remembering
- Emotional instability
- Difficulty understanding social cues
- Chronic headaches or migraines
Some of these changes may be serious and some may be minor. You may look and sound almost the same as before to the casual observer. The damage, however, may make it impossible for you to work, or to work at the same level as before your accident. It may also cause problems for you socially, at home or at work.
It may take a long time after your accident to reach maximal recovery (i.e., to be as recovered as you will ever be). We advise patience when making a brain injury claim. It’s better to wait to see the full extent of your recovery than to assume that you will eventually be almost fully recovered and find out after settling that your problems are more long-term than anticipated.
Contact Linley Welwood LLP
We represent victims of TBI and other brain injury in Abbotsford and throughout the Fraser Valley. Call 604-850-6640 or email us for a free consultation.