Concussions are an increasingly hot topic because of developments in professional and amateur sports. As a result, the discussion of head injuries, and the knowledge about their consequences is everywhere. When a brain injured client comes in to see us we know that the treatment and management of these clients will be different in every case because no two brain injuries are alike. One client may have a relatively minor concussion and post-concussion syndrome while another may be bed-ridden in a semi-vegetative state.
The lawyers at CAM LLP have represented clients from across the head injury spectrum. To help clients and their caregivers prepare for the recovery process, we have gathered some observations about three general categories of head injury cases and what you can expect to encounter. Continue reading
Being diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI) can be scary and overwhelming. You will have many questions, specifically about how to recover from this life changing injury. While your questions are better answered by a medical professional who knows you and your medical history best, we have put together a list of answers to common questions that those with a SCI may have on their road to recovery.
What is Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury can be defined or described as damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves at the end of the spinal canal. Continue reading
Your lawyer’s job is to take care of the details surrounding your personal injury claim so you can focus your time and effort on recovering from your injuries. That being said, there are some things that you can do to ensure that your personal injury claim proceeds as smoothly as possible. Here are some suggestions:
Follow Your Doctor’s Advice
It is our job to prepare your personal injury claim and present it in the best possible light so as to achieve a fair settlement from the at-fault party or to obtain a judgment at trial. It is your responsibility to follow up with your health care professionals to ensure that you recover from your injuries as quickly and as fully as possible. Continue reading
Not all lawyers are the same
After a motor vehicle accident, many injured accident victims may be tempted to call any lawyer they happen to know, regardless of what kind of law that lawyer practices, to see if they can get advice regarding their injuries and their rights. Most general lawyers are smart enough to know what they don’t know and, if they don’t practice personal injury law, they will refer their client to a lawyer who has expertise in the area of motor vehicle accident claims. However, some lawyers dabble in personal injury law and may decide to keep the claim for themselves. Continue reading
The lifetime impact of a traumatic brain injury can be overwhelming, especially for someone who is just beginning their road to recovery. As a law firm, Cummings Andrews Mackay LLP is committed to not only defending their clients who are suffering from TBI, but also to supporting the Alberta non-profits and centres who play a critical role in the rehabilitation and caregiving of TBI sufferers.
In our efforts to continue supporting these groups and our clients in any way we can, we have created a credible list of TBI online sites for those who may need help in recovery and encouragement that things will get better. Continue reading
Are you planning on contacting a lawyer to file a claim and are curious or nervous about the process? The following infographic easily explains the steps involved in settling a personal injury claim from the first consultation to the final appeal.
Visit our injury accidents page to learn more about the cases our law firm represents, or book your free consultation to find out if you have a case. Continue reading