Myths and Facts About Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain Injury law, Victoria BC

Traumatic brain injury can be the most devastating consequence of a motor vehicle crash, a sports injury, an assault or a fall. Brain injury survivors face years of intensive and costly rehabilitation. Many will require therapy and support for the rest of their lives. The toll on families is enormous.

Amazingly, insurance adjusters, judges and juries regularly deny head-injured people the compensation they need to rebuild their shattered lives! Athletes and car crash victims with serious concussions are not taken seriously. “He got his bell rung.” “She saw stars.” “It’s just a minor concussion.” Serious brain injuries are sometimes belittled and ignored.

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Brain Injured Client Can Finally Put Accident Behind Him

Personal injury law, Velletta & Company, Victoria BC

Bob’s* Story

Five years ago, Bob was 20 years old, an exceptional athlete, and he was taking a sports management program at a college. He was in a tournament with his classmates in March 2004. In the early morning, Bob was the passenger in a car travelling on a highway near Port Alberni. The driver of the vehicle lost control and drove off the road, down an embankment, and forcefully collided into a tree. The driver had been drinking and doing drugs and initially tried to pretend that he had not been driving the car. The jaws-of-life were required to remove Bob from the car. The impact had mostly been on Bob’s side of the car. He was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital in critical condition and in a coma.

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