A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a devastating injury with long-term implications. It can affect a person’s schooling, career, family life and relationships with friends. In recent years, brain injuries have become better understood due to the extensive research fuelled by injuries sustained by football and hockey players. A traumatic brain injury can also be acquired in a motor vehicle accident, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident. By either blunt force trauma to the head or a sudden acceleration and deceleration force (often seen in whiplash injuries) a traumatic brain injury can occur.
Recent research has concluded that mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) often resolve within 6 months. However some MTBI and TBI do not resolve and accident victims are left with residual physical, cognitive and emotional effects. People with acquired brain injuries should look for symptoms that include dizziness, ringing in the ears, nausea, sleep disruption, fatigue, decreased concentration, forgetfulness, irritability, anger and mood swings. Any one of these symptoms can affect ones personal life or career and early medical and/or psychological intervention can be critical. Do not hesitate to contact a brain injury lawyer if you believe you have a brain injury.
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Richard Edwards and his team not only care about you, but we have the experience and resources available to maximize your compensation. While treating you and injuries with the respect they deserve, we will invest the time and resources in proving your losses. We understand that proving your case can take time and do not believe in rushing the process for short term, quick compensation. Whether a successful resolution occurs in our offices or by trial in a courtroom, Richard Edwards is a personal injury lawyer who will personally go the distance for you.
Retaining a lawyer as soon as possible post-accident is extremely important. Richard Edwards will guide you through important first steps and provide critical guidance for the entire process. You have a 2 year limitation from the date of the accident to file a claim against the other party involved in the accident.
The initial consultation is always free of charge even if you decide not to proceed with opening a claim. We work on a contingency basis which means that we will deduct an agreed upon percentage of your settlement at the conclusion of your file. We will never charge you for any lawyer fees or disbursements while we are working on your personal injury claim.
If you choose to accept this compensation, your claim will be considered closed. You will not be able to re-open it in the event you feel you deserve more money. Insurance companies may not offer you what your claim is worth. If you feel you are not being provided with a fair offer, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. Richard Edwards will assess your claim for its full potential.
There are multiple options are available, including:
• Third-party disability insurance
• Disability insurance provided through employer
• Income replacement benefits provided through auto insurance company
• Employment Insurance (EI)
• Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Disability Benefits
• Alberta Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH)
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