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  • Decades of experience in helping
    victims of traffic accidents.

    Our personal injury law firm has decades of experience in helping victims of traffic accidents.
  • Understand Health Care

    Our lawyers understand not just personal injury law but also the health care system.
  • Protect Your Rights

    Our team of personal injury lawyers is committed to protecting the rights of victims of serious accidents.
  • Specialize in Serious Injuries

    Our injury law firm focuses on cases involving brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death.
  • Claims & Disputes Winners

    Our injury lawyers have vast experience in dealing with accident insurance claims and disputes.


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    Decades of Experience
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    Understand Health Care
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    Protect Your Rights
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    Specialize in Serious Injuries
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    Claims & Disputes Winners

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury: Understanding the Challenges

    Suffering a traumatic brain injury or TBI is a serious matter with far-reaching implications for the future. The resulting challenges aren’t just physical but extend to the mental, cognitive-communication, and behavioral, amongst others.

    Before digging into the effects of TBI, it’s important to understand what the term means.

    What is a traumatic brain injury?

    A TBI is described as a blow or bump to the head that upsets the activity of the brain. Not every bump to the head will be a traumatic brain injury. The damage can range from mild to moderate to severe and the effects can be short-term, long-term, or even permanent.

    A mild case is one in which the change in mental status and/or consciousness is brief. A more severe TBI is one in which the person was unconscious for a significant period of time and may have even experienced amnesia.

    What are the challenges?

    There is a range of problems that a person experiencing a TBI may have to deal with. Sometimes the injuries are so severe that the sufferer may not be able to be responsible for their own care.

    Let’s dig a little deeper into some of the specific challenges that can come with a traumatic brain injury:

    • Physical. A person may experience nausea, headaches, seizures, a loss of consciousness, lessened muscle strength or paralysis, issues with movement, balance, and coordination.
    • Sensory. Depending on the area of the brain that was injured, a person may be at greater risk of a stroke. They also may lack the sensitivity to determine their location in space, lowering their ability to react properly to harmful stimuli. For example, they may not be able to tell how hot their bath water is and burn themselves.
    • Behavioral. A person with a TBI may have trouble expressing emotions in the same way they did prior to their injury, or even experiencing those emotions. They may develop anxiety disorders, become combative, or depressed. Getting frustrated easily, having mood swings, and being impulsive or irritable are often results of TBI.
    • Cognitive. Problem-solving, ability to pay attention, and other thinking impairments may be caused by a traumatic brain injury. Setting goals and working toward them may be outside the victim’s capability. Memory can also suffer, although the memory of events that happened before the brain injury are usually not affected.
    • Communication. Patients suffering from a TBI may have difficulty understanding speech, as well as producing speech in the correct way. They may have trouble writing and understanding written language. It can often appear as a foreign language to them. Sometimes, involvement in conversation is difficult because they may interrupt or generally not have an awareness of inappropriate behavior.

    What can be done?

    While each different problem carries a different treatment option, they all can have significant costs attached. Those expenditures rise when a loved one cannot live on their own or be responsible for their own care.

    Seeking compensation legally may be the only way to cover the costs necessary for treatment and for long-term care. Personal injury lawyers at Howard Yegendorf and Associates are experienced and can guide you through the process.

  • Healing from a brain injury

    The recovery process for a brain injury can vary depending on the severity of the condition. In a worst-case scenario, the brain injury leads to a permanent disability or even death. Often, the patient will need to undergo medically-based or community-based rehabilitation in order to recover fully from a brain injury. Failure to seek immediate treatment for a brain injury can lead to more problems. At our law firm in Ottawa, we introduce you to a brain injury lawyer who will work on your case and help you access the treatment you need to improve your quality of life.

    Discovering a Brain Injury

    Mild brain injuries sometimes are not diagnosed and are often difficult to detect because the effects of brain injuries differ between individuals, and there may be no obvious physical signs of the brain damage. It can take days, even weeks or months for symptoms to appear and sometimes the person who has suffered a brain injury is not able to realize that something is wrong. Often it is co-workers, family members and friends who notice the symptoms first.

  • Get compensated for a brain injury

    We bring extensive knowledge and experience in every brain injury case. With more than 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases, expect to deal with a qualified legal team and medical experts who will contribute to a successful outcome.

    Our thorough preparation in every case helps us to come up with an accurate and detailed picture of the effects of the brain injury on the victim. We cover all the impacts that the injury has on your personal and professional life and use this information to pursue a fair and full compensation for you. We can help you recover:

    • Medical expenses
    • Rehabilitation costs
    • Ongoing care
    • Lost wages
    • Noneconomic damages
    • Pain and suffering
  • Ottawa Brain Injury Attorneys

    At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, our brain injury lawyers have considerable experience and capabilities in representing people and families who have suffered mild, moderate and severe brain injuries. We deal with brain injuries from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and slip-and-fall accidents that occur in Ottawa, Toronto and across Ontario. We are highly skilled in resolving brain injury claims for our clients.

    Get in touch with us

    Contact us at 613-237-5000 or 1-866-303-5118 to get a free consultation with our lawyer. We’ll help you to prepare for the case and review your legal options. You may also visit our offices in Ottawa, Toronto and throughout Eastern Ontario.


Howard Yegendorf

of Our Ottawa Injury Law Firm

“Our results in catastrophic injury cases are measured in financial terms. But I have always felt that the true success in legal cases where lives have been shattered in an accident comes from a compassionate and thorough understanding of the deeply human costs involved.“
Howard Yegendorf, Founding Partner