Brain & Spinal cord
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). Head injury usually refers to TBI, but is a broader category because it can involve damage to structures other than the brain, such as the scalp and skull.
A spinal cord injury (SCI) refers to any injury to the spinal cord that is caused by trauma instead of disease. Depending on where the spinal cord and nerve roots are damaged, the symptoms can vary widely, from pain to paralysis to incontinence.
Spinal cord injuries are described at various levels from “incomplete” to “complete”. Incomplete is used to define an injury that has had no effect on the patient, whereas complete is used to define an injury where there is a total loss of function.
At Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation, your recovery is our first priority. We understand all the challenges you face after you have been involved in a TBI or SCI injury, we understand that you might not be able to go back to work while recovering or indefinitely and are entitled to fair compensation. Our goal is to assist you and guide you through the whole process, providing you with the support of an expert law firm that cares for its clients.
Step By Step Instructions
If you can, call 911.
Visit your family doctor and a specialist.
You don’t need to rush things, take your time to fully recover. Make sure you take your X-Rays and follow all your doctor’s instructions.
Get as much information from everyone at the accident scene including any witnesses.
Write down any relevant information you remember, like time, in which floor did it happened, names of the people involved if any, correct address. Take notes about how did it happened.
Only speak to a police officer, fireman or any other authorities that come to the scene. Avoid talking with people you don’t know and do not take any advice from them.
Call Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation immediately at 905-232-9222, set your free consultation appointment; clarify all your concerns and doubts. If you cannot move we will send one of our associate lawyers or paralegals to you.
We will explain all of your rights to you clearly so you understand them in our initial consultation with you. This will be followed by a meeting with one our associate lawyers at which point you will be asked to sign a retainer if you wish to continue with the proceedings on your behalf.
How can a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur?
- During birth
- Motor vehicle accident (Car, motorcycle, bicycle, etc).
- Slip and fall accident
- Sports accident
- Work accident
What are the symptoms?
- Nausea and dizziness
- Severe headaches
- Unusual tiredness
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
If you are taking the bus or any public transit, wait until it has come to a complete stop before getting on or off.
If you see a sign that says CAUTION WET FLOOR, do not walk over it.
Be especially cautious during the winter as weather changes can melt the snow and make the floor very slippery.
Wear proper clothing depending on the occasion. For example, if you are practicing a high impact sport you must wear proper athletic apparel and follow sport safety regulations.
Do not run around a pool area.
Always watch your step.
Wear all the safety equipment and accessories that your job requires.
Always wear a helmet when you are riding a motorcycle or a bicycle.
Be cautious at all times. It is easy to get distracted.
If in an accident it is recommended that you visit your family doctor as a precaution. Often you might not feel injured at the time of the accident, however, in some cases your injuries may surface a day or two after an accident has taken place.
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