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Brain Injuries

Brain Injury in Sudbury: When to Contact a Lawyer

Brain injuries are very serious injuries which can be caused by a number of accidents including vehicle and pedestrian accidents, slip and fall, sports mishaps, industrial accidents on the jobsite and others. With Paquette & Paquette, you can get the necessary help from our lawyers when pursuing a brain injury-related claim in Sudbury. Our brain injury lawyers in Sudbury can help to get the compensation you or your loved one deserves.

Brain controls the entire body and many complications or disabilities can occur from a brain or head injury. An injury to the head/brain can drastically change an individual's life by affecting one’s abilities as well as his/her personality. Some of the most common effects of a brain injury are:

  • Chronic headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Fatigue

  • Memory problems

  • Personality problems

  • Reduced awareness states

  • Behavioural problems

  • Physical incapacity

  • Communication problems

  • And others

The severity of a brain injury is classified based on the following:

  1. Duration of unconsciousness

  2. Verbal response and motor response

  3. The Glasgow Scale score

  4. Duration of post-traumatic amnesia

Compensation for Brain Injury:

If you are a victim of traumatic brain injury as a result of negligence or action committed by another person, you are entitled to:

  • Income Replacement: You are entitled to income replacement insurance as a result of their disability through the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS)

  • Disability Benefits: You may be entitled to Canada Pension disability benefits, long-term disability benefits through your workplace benefits or other government income support benefits. 

  • Medical and Rehabilitation Benefits: You can get medical and rehabilitation benefits under your health insurance, SABS coverage attached to an automobile insurance policy or even government-funded rehabilitation programs.

Insurers and health care professionals often make this deny compensation in order to save money. So, it is important to preserve all the evidence corroborating the trauma and seek legal advice from our brain injury lawyer in Sudbury. Here is some evidence that should be taken into consideration:

  • Trauma to the neck and head can be considered as evidence of blows or force that caused the brain injury. Evidence related to head trauma such as loss of consciousness, disorientation, amnesia, lacerations, fractures and more should be documented. 

  • If the injury has occurred as a result of a vehicle, evidence related to a vehicle damaged should be preserved and documented, including:

    • Damage to seat belt ​

    • Damage to the steering wheel 

    • Damage to the sun visors or the frame of the vehicle 

    • Damage to the windshield, either side window or front window impact 

    • External evidence of physical damage and internal evidence of damage

  • Persistent headaches (severe or mild)

  • Loss of intellectual capacity

  • Difficulty speaking and communicating in general

  • Personality changes

  • Inappropriate social behaviour

  • Memory and concentration problems

  • Difficulty reading

  • Partial or total loss of vision or hearing

  • Difficulty controlling strong emotions (i.e. when angry, the affected person becomes violent)

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms

Naturally, these brain injury repercussions may vary in degree depending on each case: from mild and bearable to challenging and even requiring around-the-clock care. In any cases, treatments and drugs costs are often very steep, which evidently adds another level of stress to the trauma.

Advocating your case
While some of the side effects listed above are easily recognizable, others imply a complex series of medical assessments. That process in itself can be very demanding for you and those close to you: some effects are hardly acknowledgeable by the injured person (i.e. changes in personality).

Moreover, the brain being a complex organ, it can be difficult to quantify the repercussions and determine how long recovery will take and to which point it is possible. That is why, in Sudbury, hiring a brain injury lawyer is essential when wanting to pursue a case against those responsible for your life-changing injury. In collaboration with health professionals, Paquette & Paquette will assess and manage your claim, making sure you get the compensation you deserve. For more information on how we can help, please read 
our article relating to brain injuries.

Let us help you: 
contact us today to discuss your case.


Car accidents and workplace injuries may result in brain injuries. At Paquette & Paquette, we are experienced in cases involving both categories of personal injury law and can provide legal representation where needed. Consult with one of our brain injury lawyers in Sudbury and see what our team can do for you.

For brain injury cases, we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay unless money is recovered on your behalf in a judgment or a settlement.

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