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Brain Injury

Head Injuries: Comprehensive Client Service Focused on Your Recovery

If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury to the head – from concussion to severe traumatic brain injury – contact Murphy Battista LLP for legal and practical advice designed to assist you in your overall recovery, not just your legal claims for compensation.

In motor vehicle accident cases, we work as your liaison with ICBC. We make sure that you receive the compensation you need to support your physical recovery, to obtain the best possible medical treatment, and to make up for the income loss and other expenses related to your accident. Beyond the legal and financial aspects of your ICBC injury claims, our lawyers also work closely with families and caregivers to make sure that you receive proper medical support during your recovery.

Brain injury cases frequently present serious issues of fact as to the nature, impact and duration of the trauma suffered. Especially in the less severe range of traumatic brain injury, many serious symptoms can be missed during emergency treatment or understated in ICBC claim files. Certain symptoms might not emerge as problems until weeks or months after the accident and might only be identified by family members, close friends or co-workers. These symptoms include:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Problems with attention and concentration
  • Diminished ability to do several things at the same time
  • Diminished ability to plan and organize
  • Changes in personality, mood or temper
  • Behaviour or remarks that are uncharacteristically out of place in a social or workplace situation
  • Changes in energy level, sleep patterns, appetite or other daily routines
  • Heightened sensitivity to light, noise or alcohol

Murphy Battista’s understanding of the full range of brain injury symptoms is a significant advantage for the outcome of your brain injury claim. For many clients, the service we provide in breaking through barriers to accurate diagnosis and effective treatment is especially valuable.

One of our founding partners, Joe Battista, Q.C., is a frequent presenter on brain injury and mental health topics to professional audiences and support groups both nationally and internationally. He presented a lecture at the World Congress on Brain Injury in Italy in 2001. He currently appears before brain injury support groups throughout B.C. while advocating for the interests of brain injury survivors.

B.C. Lawyers for Head Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

Our clients include children and adults who have suffered head or brain injuries as the result of a motor vehicle accident — whether they were passengers, drivers or pedestrians. Our goal is to mobilize the full range of medical, therapeutic and rehabilitative resources necessary to support the greatest degree of recovery possible for you and your family.

In addition to motor vehicle accidents, Murphy Battista also acts for clients whose injuries were suffered through a fall on dangerous property, medical negligence, or an accident at school or work. We have 30 years of experience with the resolution of serious claims involving head and brain injuries. Contact our office for a free consultation with lawyers experienced in dealing with brain injuries.