Being involved in a car accident can be stressful for all involved, and not all injuries are minor ones. Serious injuries can leave those affected with a very long road toward recovery. Under Ontario law, legal protections are in place for accident victims who experience catastrophic injuries from a car accident, but the victims will need to start an action to get the benefits they are entitled to.
What Catastrophic Injuries Result from a Car Accident?
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (resulting in paraplegia or quadriplegia)
- Amputation of a limb
- Blindness in both eyes
- Psychological Injuries resulting in extreme impairment
These types of injuries cause not only physical impairments, but they also take an emotional toll on those they affect which can make the recovery process a more lengthy one.
The full effects of a brain injury may not be immediately evident. The initial trauma may heal, but a traumatic brain injury may still be responsible for a number of impairments, such as headaches, dizziness, impaired motor skills, and changes in personality and cognitive functioning.
A spinal cord injury can lead to increasingly severe impairments over time and the pressure on the spinal column builds. This type of injury can lead to debilitating pain and loss of mobility.
Talk to a Personal injury Lawyer
Some people hesitate to speak with a personal injury lawyer following an accident because they assume that the insurance company will pay all of their bills and provide them with a fair settlement. Insurance companies often try to settle cases for as little as accident victims as willing to accept.
In order to get the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to, you should be represented by an experienced personal injury lawyer. Contact Conte Associates at 1-877-614-0008. Based in Vaughan and Whitby, Conte & Associates works with clients in Whitby/Oshawa, and in the following cities in Ontario: Oshawa, Ajax, Pickering, Clarington, Newcastle, Courtice, Bowmanville, Newcastle, Port Perry, Belleville, and Peterborough.