|Injury Risks for Canadians
||The leading preventable causes of injury and death for Canadians include falling, motor vehicle accidents, suicide and accidental poisoning. The main cause of injury varies between age groups, and adolescents have the highest risk of injury, typically during sports.
||May 08, 2022
|Plaintiff awarded Damages for Chronic Pain following Rear-end Collision
||A driver began to suffer from chronic pain after being rear-ended in a seemingly minor car accident. An Ontario Court awarded her $100,000 in general damages for pain and suffering as well as over $143,500 in future health care costs.
||Apr 08, 2022
|Toronto Pedestrian sustains Catastrophic Injuries after being hit by a Car
||A Scarborough man who was struck by an impaired driver while crossing Danforth Rd. suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, internal injuries and multiple broken bones. Pedestrians are expecially vulnerable to these types of injuries, and their injuries often have a permanent and significant impact on their quality of life. And, disturbingly, pedestrian accidents are all-too-common on Toronto streets.
||Jul 01, 2020
|Motorcyclist awarded $3.7 in Damages for Traumatic Brain Injury
||Although helmets help protect motorcyclists fromotorcycle accident lawyer m traumatic brain injury (TBI), riders are still at greater risk of TBI in serious motorcycle accidents. Brain injuries can be fatal, or may result in permanent and serious impairments for the accident victim, as occurred in a recent London Ontario motorcycle crash.
||May 01, 2020
|Drinking Establishment and Driver share liability when Passenger sustains Catastrophic Brain Injury
||After an evening of drinking at a Pelham bar, three young men were involved in a serious crash that caused a catastrophic brain injury to one of the passengers. In a lawsuit brought by the accident victim and his family, the judge found the drinking establishment negligent and liable for failing in their duty of care to customers.
||Mar 02, 2020
|The Impact of Neurological disorders such as Brain and Spinal Injury
||Neurological disorders, such as brain injury, spinal cord injury and disorders of the nervous system, often have a broad effect on a person’s bodily functions and mental health. A recent Canadian study found that the physical and mental impairments associated with these disorders frequently results in a reduced quality of life for sufferers.
||Nov 01, 2019
|Are Trampolines Safe?
||The surge in trampoline parks has been accompanied by a dramatic increase trampoline-related injuries and critics suggest that trampoline venues are not doing enough to make these parks safe for users.
||Dec 02, 2018
|Protecting Young Athletes from Concussion – Rowan’s Law is enacted
||The Government of Ontario finally passed Rowan’s Law which provides mandatory guidelines for managing concussions. Teachers and other educators, as well as coaches and sports leaders, must make themselves aware of, and adhere to these guidelines aimed at reducing brain injury among children and youth.
||Apr 01, 2018
|The Costs of Acquired Brain Injury in Ontario
||The financial, emotional and society costs of an acquired brain injury are enormous, and most cases, family members bear a significant role in the recovery of brain injured persons.
||Mar 11, 2018
|Cyclist sustains Brain Injury and is awarded Damages against Municipality
||An Ontario judge found the defendant municipality 100% negligent in a biking accident, by failing to mark a bollard housing on a trail, which caused a cyclist to fall and sustain a serious head injury.
||Dec 11, 2017
|Jury awards $2,309,413 to Pedestrian who sustains Traumatic Brain Injury
||In a recent trial, the plaintiff was awarded over $2.3 million in damages after sustaining a brain injury when he was hit by a truck. The plaintiff, truck driver and the man who pushed the plaintiff onto the road, were each found 1/3 contributorily liable.
||Jun 19, 2017
|Local Events in Oakville and surrounding Communities in Support of Persons suffering from Brain Injury
||Brain injury associations in Oakville, Hamilton and other communities throughout Ontario provide resources and support for brain injury victims and their families. Learn about some of the upcoming events.
||May 03, 2017
|Concussions are not to be taken lightly
||Although a concussion is considered to be a mild brain injury, for about 20 per cent of accident victims, concussions result in long-lasting symptoms such as chronic headaches, cognitive difficulties, depression and personality changes.
||Apr 12, 2017
|A newly developed Concussion Test is good News for Accident Victims
||A blood test for concussion was newly developed at the University of Western Ontario and will identify concussions in accident victims such as athletes, with 90 per cent accuracy.
||Feb 05, 2017
|Is our Vehicle Insurance System flawed? – The Adam Bari Story
||Adam Bari was severely injured in a serious motorcycle accident and found that his injuries, although substantial, no longer qualify as a ‘catastrophic impairment’ under new insurance rules effective June 1st. The $65,000 now available for non-catastrophic injuries under statutory accident benefits are woefully inadequate to pay for Mr. Bari’s losses and thus, place huge financial stress on his family.
||Jan 25, 2017
|The Challenges for Victims of Neurological Injuries such as Spinal and Brain Injury
||Accident victims who sustain neurological injuries such as spinal and brain injury face many substantial challenges in health care, recovery and functioning at home.
||Nov 28, 2016
|The Brain Project Exhibit comes to Yorkdale Mall
||"The Brain Project" is exhibiting brain art at Yorkdale Mall in the coming week, with the objective of raising awareness and research funding for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Dementia or age-related brain disease affects 750,000 Canadians, and about one million more are living with acquired brain injury due to accidents.
||Oct 24, 2016
|Family Member Claims under the Family Law Act
||A family member may claim for losses under Ontario's Family Law Act when a loved one suffers a catastrophic injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident.
||Oct 11, 2016
|Assessing Pediatric Catastrophic Impairment under Ontario's Statutory Accident Benefits
||When a child's injuries include brain trauma or muscular-skeletal impairment they may qualify for a higher level of benefits by being classified as having a "Pediatric Catastrophic Impairment" under Ontario's statutory accident benefits (SABS).
||Oct 05, 2016
|The Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario reports on the Outcomes for Brain Injury Victims
||Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of acquired brain injury and the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario is studying the life activities and outcome of accident victims suffering from brain injury.
||Sep 24, 2016
|2016 Annual Brain Injury Conference: Sept 27-29
||On Sept 27 to 29, Brain Injury Canada invites acquired brain injury survivors and their families to an opportunity to listen to informative and expert speakers and share their experiences.
||Sep 12, 2016
|Concussion Symptoms arising out of a Sports Injury
||Concussions suffered in sports must be taken seriously and immediately assessed to reduce risk of worsening symptoms. Learn about the possible signs of sport-related concussion.
||Sep 07, 2016
|How Traumatic Brain Injury can affect your Life
||Traumatic brain injury can have significant long term effects on an accident victim's life, with symptoms such as headaches, diminished cognitive abilities, personality changes or disability.
||Jul 19, 2016
|Recovering from Acquired Brain Injury
||Acquired brain injury occurs far more often than most Canadians realize. The recovery process can be long and is often challenging for the victim and their loved ones.
||Apr 25, 2016
|Edgar Latulip Loses Memory for 30 Years after Falling
||Formally from Kitchener, Edgar Latulip recently regained his memory after he fell 30 years ago and suffered amnesia as a result. Slips/trips and falls are a leading cause of brain injury in Canada, but rarely result in such a dramatic memory loss and later recovery.
||Feb 16, 2016