Traumatic brain injury litigation is one of our three main practice areas. Traumatic brain injuries – which are also known as concussions – may lead to a variety of symptoms which can have a devastating impact on a person’s quality of life, ability to work and care for themselves. While every brain injury is different, they can cause catastrophic cognitive, psychological and physical impairments. We have extensive experience handling brain injury cases on behalf of adults and children – also known as paediatric brain injury cases.
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The Road to Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
Physical, Psychological and Financial
Following traumatic brain injury our role is twofold. First, we assemble a team of expert health care providers to help our clients rehabilitate from a physical, cognitive and psychological perspective. Second, we pursue financial compensation on behalf of our clients to pay for their losses including: past and future loss of income, the cost of care, housekeeping and pain and suffering.
Traumatic brain injury may result from a variety of incidents all of which we have extensive experience with:
– Car accidents
– Motorcycle accidents
– E-bike accidents
– ATV accidents
– Drunk driving
– Trucking accidents
– Pedestrian accidents
– Snowmobile accidents
– Boating accidents
– Slip and falls
In Their Own Words
“My daughter was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in a car accident. Once we contacted and met with Bill, we were amazed at how we were treated. Bill exceeded by far our expectations. Any meeting with Bill and his team was like meeting with family for a visit. Once we retained Bill, my own life became much easier and less stressful. All the arguing with the insurance company was handled by his team. I never dealt with the insurance company again. I would highly recommend them at any time to anyone needing the assistance of a personal injury lawyer! My daughter is on the road to a future made brighter by their hard work.”
— Donna, Car Accident – Mother of brain injury survivor, Barrie, ON
“Bill Teggart and his team have been incredible as they assisted me through a very difficult process. I have been the litigation guardian for my niece who sustained a severe brain injury in a car accident when she was only two years old. Our lawsuit came with many difficult roadblocks, all of which Bill and his team overcame.”
— Laurie, Car Accident – Aunt and litigation guardian for child with catastrophic brain injury, Belle Ewart, ON
“Our son was in a serious motorcycle accident when a driver turned left directly in front of him. His injuries were severe, his hospital stay was lengthy and painful. As tragic as this accident was, dealing with his auto insurance company was complex and difficult to say the least making it even worse. After meeting with Bill, my wife, son and I agreed his genuine caring attitude made us all at ease. Bill’s team took immediate control of all of the paperwork the insurance company tried to drown us in, allowing us to concentrate on getting our son healthy again. I would recommend Bill and his team without hesitation, he truly cares, his actions over and over again prove that. Thank you Bill and team.”
— Tom, Motorcycle accident – Father of son with brain injury and complex fractures, Barrie, ON
Frequently Asked Questions
On your first call to our office, our Client Relations Coordinator will answer your call. After learning you are a potential new client she will transfer you to a person who will speak to you about the accident and injuries you or your family member suffered. We receive many calls and referrals and want to ensure we understand what happened to you or your family member.
Following your call to our office, we will call you within 24 hours and advise you if we think we may be able to help you and your loved one. We will arrange a mutually convenient time for you and your family to meet Bill in the hospital, your home or our offices.
No doubt all of your thoughts right now are focused on the health of your loved one. Yet at this point there is little you can do for them from a medical perspective as the medical professionals do their jobs. Personal injury lawyers are probably the furthest thing from your mind.
From a legal perspective however, there is something that you can do that will help. It sounds rather self-serving but, the best advice is to contact us. A good rule of thumb to follow is this: The more seriously injured your loved one the faster you should contact us.
There are a number of reasons. First is that we will want to investigate how the accident happened. This may include interviewing police officers and independent witnesses. We may want our expert forensic engineers to examine the scene of the accident along with any vehicles involved. Many times they are able to download information from the so-called “black box” of a vehicle. This gives us important information about the speed and behavior of the drivers involved. We cannot solely rely on the police investigation as they are looking at things from a different perspective and many times their investigations are incomplete.
Waiting to call us means that you run the risk of important evidence disappearing or being destroyed and therefore damaging your loved ones’ case. Skid marks on the road fade. Witnesses disappear or phone numbers are lost. Vehicles are sent to the scrap yard and destroyed. We need as much of this evidence as possible to win the case.
The second reason to contact us soon after a serious accident is so that we can help make arrangements for you or your loved ones’ discharge from the hospital. Usually, seriously injured people will require devices and accommodations in their home following their discharge from hospital. Many will require interim housing arrangements while their home is modified to accommodate their needs. We work with a network of expert health care professionals who can assist you and your family with these matters.
At the same time however, hospital discharge plans are unpredictable and depend on patient needs and bed space availability; in other words, you could find yourself being discharged with no accommodations in place at home or no interim housing arrangements. That’s why it’s important to contact us very early after serious injury; so our team can assist you in making these arrangements.
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