If the accident was my fault, do I still have a claim?

If the accident was my fault, do I still have a claim?

Even if you were charged by the police as a result of your car accident or feel that the accident was your fault, you may still have an accident claim. It is often the case that there is more than one cause for an accident or person at fault for an accident. In addition to your own actions, the actions of another person may have contributed to the cause of the accident. It is important that you speak with one of the experienced lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow as soon as possible following your accident so that the potential responsible parties can be identified.

If it is determined by our experienced lawyers that the accident was your fault, you may still have a claim against an insurance company for some compensation. If you were involved in an automobile accident, you may have access to Statutory Accident Benefits which can provide compensation for such things as lost income and medical expenses. You may also have access to a disability insurance policy to compensate you in the event of disability.

A Concussion is a type of Brain Injury

Previously, we discussed the effects of mild traumatic brain injuries and how a recent study found they can effect cognitive functioning.

Any type of brain injury can have a long-lasting impact on the person who has sustained the injury and his or her family.

Concussions are a type of brain injury. People used to think that a “bump on the head” wasn’t dangerous and concussions didn’t require medical attention. Thanks to all the media attention over the past few years, the general public is more aware about the effects of brain injuries.

The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has referred to traumatic brain injuries as a silent epidemic.

For example, the impact of a concussion can mean difficulties with school, work, sports because of memory difficulties, balance issues, fatigue or headaches. If symptoms last longer than 3 months, a diagnosis of post-concussion syndrome can be made.

It is possible to recover from a mild traumatic brain injury but there are people who may not recover because their injuries have not been realized as their symptoms did not become apparent right away. Someone who suffered a brain injury as a result of a car accident or slip and fall accident might not realize the extent of his or her injuries until resuming employment or regular habits.

Why does this occur? Unfortunately, it is not always possible to detect signs of a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury on a CT scan. However, this does not mean that one has not occurred.

It is also important to note that once someone has suffered one concussion, if a second concussion occurs before the person has recovered from the first, the greater the injuries will be. The injuries will be compounded as a result of the person not having the chance to heal properly. This is known as “second impact syndrome”.

If you or someone you know has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of a car accident, slip and fall accident or any other type of person injury, do not hesitate to contact an experienced person injury lawyer right away.

At the law firm of Paciocco & Mellow, we have represented many clients who have sustained serious injuries as a result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of personal injuries. We can help clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries with finding the right rehabilitation clinics and help them with their recovery.

We understand that you may feel overwhelmed as a result of your accident and during the legal process and we strive to provide the best service possible and to help our clients in any way that we can, be it a referral to a specialist, rehabilitation provider, help securing a litigation loan or providing reassurance.

The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow aims to help provide you with Peace of Mind at a Difficult Time. Contact the Windsor personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow at (519) 915-SORE (7673). We can provide you with a free, no obligation initial consultation.

How Mild Is a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury can happen as a result of a car accident, a slip and fall accident, a fall from a bicycle, a sports accident or an assault. It can happen to a driver, a cyclist, a pedestrian or an athlete.

A new study published in the journal, Neurology, revealed that there is a definitive neurobiological link between cognitive dysfunction and white matter injury after mild or moderate traumatic brain injury.

The study, emanating from the United Kingdom, focused on 53 people with traumatic brain injuries; 44 had a mild traumatic brain injury and 9 people had a moderate traumatic brain injury and they were compared to 33 people with no history of brain injury.

As part of the study, all of the participants participated in tests that would demonstrate their thinking and memory skills, while undergoing a special type of MRI scan used to detect damage to brain cells and see the regions of the brain connect.

The participants with traumatic brain injuries underwent the MRI scans approximately 6 days after their injuries. The researchers had 23 of those participants repeat the scans and testing one year later.

The study concluded that in comparison to those participants without brain injuries, the MRIs of those with brain injuries revealed damage in white matter and the process that allow brain cells transmit messages to each other.

The study also showed these participants had lower scores on the cognitive testing, consistent with damage to white matter.

The results of this research are important as many studies focus on severe traumatic brain injuries. The injuries sustained by this study’s participants occurred as a result of common accidents including low speed collisions and falling off a bicycle.

A traumatic brain injury, whether mild or severe, can have long lasting effects. It is important to address the symptoms and seek proper medical attention.

At the law firm of Paciocco & Mellow, we have represented many clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other types of personal injuries. We can help clients with finding the right rehabilitation clinics and help them with their recovery.

If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident, slip and fall or any type of personal injury, you should not hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer.

People may not be aware of their rights or obligations and may feel overwhelmed about the legal process. Personal injury litigation is complex and Paciocco & Mellow is a Windsor Personal Injury Firm that has successfully represented many injured persons.

We understand that you may feel overwhelmed as a result of your accident and during the legal process and we strive to provide the best service possible and to help our clients in any way that we can, be it a referral to a specialist, rehabilitation provider, help securing a litigation loan or providing reassurance.

The law firm of Paciocco & Mellow aims to help provide you with Peace of Mind at a Difficult Time. Contact the Windsor personal injury lawyers at Paciocco & Mellow at (519) 915-SORE (7673). We can provide you with a free, no obligation initial consultation.