Our experienced and aggressive Vancouver ICBC brain injury lawyers handle Vancouver ICBC brain injury and head injury claim cases in Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Fort St John. Our Vancouver ICBC brain injury team work tirelessly to help our clients get prompt and expert medical treatment so they can recover as quickly and fully as possible. Our team will meet with you for free immediately after the accident at our offices, your home or even at the hospital. We don’t get paid until you get your settlement.
Call us toll free across BC at 1-877-602-9900 if you suffer a Vancouver ICBC brain injury or are a victim of any other ICBC car accident injury.
Our Vancouver ICBC Brain Injury Lawyers Speak Your Language
We have Vancouver ICBC brain injury lawyers that are fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, Farsi, Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu and Russian as ensuring our clients can tell their story fully and in their mother tongue is often the difference between average and a generous personal injury settlement or trial award. Studies show clients who don’t communicate in their native tongue are at a huge disadvantage in dealing with ICBC and one lady who didn’t speak English well was even charged with fraud falsely by ICBC!
While You Recover We’ll Develop a Winning Vancouver ICBC Brain Injury Strategy
While our Vancouver ICBC brain injury clients are recuperating, our tenacious Vancouver ICBC brain injury lawyers are developing a powerful legal strategy to recover you the maximum damage settlement obtainable for your injuries that have damaged or compromised:
- your intellectual capacity such as memory, thinking, reasoning and ability to make wise decisions for you and your family
- your senses of smell, sight, hearing, touch and ability to move.
- your mental and emotional health that suffers due to your injuries including nightmares and Post Traumatic Stress issues, anxiety,depression and impulse and anger control issues
Vancouver ICBC brain injury accidents happen most commonly with:
- head on collisions,
- “T bone” side impact collision,
- rear ender collisions,
- car pedestrian collisions
- car accidents involving bicycles,
- and other Vancouver car accident crashes resulting in head jolts and associated head impact with hard objects within the vehicle or outside on the ground.
Click here for support if you have suffered a Vancouver ICBC Brain injury.
Types of Vancouver ICBC Brain Injury Trauma
Any Vancouver ICBC Brain Injury is serious and immediate medical treatment must be obtained or dire consequences may occur and here is why:
The brain is about 3.4 pounds of extremely delicate soft tissue floating in fluid within the skull. Under the skull there are three layers of membrane that cover and protect the brain. The brain tissue is soft and therefore can be compressed (squeezed), pulled, and stretched. When there is sudden speeding up and slowing down, such as in a car crash or fall, the brain can move around violently inside the skull, resulting in injury.
Closed versus open head injury
Closed means the skull and brain contents have not been penetrated (broken into or through), whereas open means the skull and other protective layers are penetrated and exposed to air. A classic example of an open head injury is a gunshot wound to the head. A classic closed head injury is one that occurs as the result of a motor vehicle crash.
In a closed head injury, damage occurs because of a blow to the person’s head or having the head stop suddenly after moving at high speed. This causes the brain to move forward and back or from side to side, such that it collides with the bony skull around it. This jarring movement bruises brain tissue, damages axons (part of the nerve cell), and tears blood vessels. After a closed head injury, damage can occur in specific brain areas (localized injury) or throughout the brain (diffuse axonal injury).
Damage following open head injury tends to be localized and therefore damage tends to be limited to a specific area of the brain. However, such injuries can be as severe as closed head injuries, depending on the destructive path of the bullet or other invasive object within the brain.
Thomas Novack, PhD and Tamara Bushnik, PhD in collaboration with the MSKTC –
Vancouver ICBC Brain Injury
Our Vancouver ICBC brain injury team can explain more about this frightening injury and help steer you on the road to recovery of your health and the highest settlement award. Contact us now.