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Catastrophic Injury Settlements in Ontario: How Gosai Law Fights for You

May 28th, 2024
Sheena Sodhi
Barrister, Solicitor & Notary Public

At Gosai Law, we understand that facing a catastrophic injury can be one of the most challenging experiences anyone can endure. Beyond the physical pain, there are emotional, financial, and practical burdens that can completely alter your life. In such situations, it’s crucial to comprehend what constitutes a catastrophic injury in the realm of personal injury claims and the enhanced benefits available under the Accident Benefits Schedule, as well as how our team tirelessly advocates for your rights to secure the compensation you deserve.

What is a Catastrophic Injury

In Ontario, a catastrophic injury is generally understood as one that results in severe and permanent impairment, affecting one’s ability to perform activities of daily living. These injuries often include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, severe burns, amputations, and other debilitating conditions that drastically impact an individual’s quality of life.

Catastrophic Injury Settlements

There are two legal avenues available to injured victims after an accident:

  1. An Accident Benefits Claim provides immediate, no-fault benefits for medical and income loss expenses.
  2. A Tort Settlement involves a legal process to obtain compensation from the at-fault party for pain, suffering, and other damages. Read more about tort settlements in our blog post here.

When pursuing an Accident Benefits Claim for catastrophic injuries, the settlements can vary significantly based on various factors such as the severity of the injury, the extent of medical treatment required, ongoing care needs, loss of income, and the long-term implications on the victim’s life. This financial support aims to cover medical expenses, including attendant care, housekeeping expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages.

Accident Benefits Case Study: How Gosai Law Acquired a Large Financial Sum for Injured Victim

Client was involved in an accident where he sustained a head injury. In the diagnostic imaging immediately following accident, a CT scan of the head showed small right posterior parietal subgaleal hematoma and small punctate hemorrhage, as well as a left lobe pneumatocele and pulmonary contusion on the right side and a right displaced scapular fracture.

There was immediate post-traumatic symptoms of loss of consciousness, amnesia of the impact, and poor memory of hospital events. Clients ongoing symptoms included headaches, neck pain, low back pain, decreased memory and concentration, worsening of ringing in the ears, decreased mood, anxiety, paranoid thoughts, and being overwhelmed and depressed. Client was never able to return to his earning capacity.

Neurological diagnosis included TBI, TBI post concussion syndrome, cervicogenic headaches, post-concussion migraines, and depressed mood.

Client underwent a myriad of medical rehabilitation which included, physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, psychological therapy, vestibular therapy, concussion therapy, vision therapy and testing.

Gosai Law settled an Accident Benefits Claim for $885,000.00 for this client.

How Gosai Law Fights For You

At Gosai Law, we recognize that each catastrophic injury case is unique, and therefore, we approach each client’s situation with empathy, diligence, and expertise. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers specializes in navigating the complexities of Ontario’s legal system to ensure that our clients receive the maximum compensation possible.

From the moment you reach out to us, we prioritize your well-being and fight tirelessly on your behalf. We begin by conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding your injury, gathering evidence, consulting with medical experts, and assessing the full extent of your damages. With our in-depth knowledge of Ontario’s personal injury laws and precedents, we develop a strategic legal approach tailored to your specific case.

Throughout the legal process, our team serves as your staunch advocates, representing your interests in negotiations with insurance companies, opposing counsel, and in court if necessary. We understand the tactics often employed by insurance companies to minimize payouts, and we are prepared to counter their efforts with compelling arguments and evidence to secure a fair and just settlement for you.

Transparent Communication

Moreover, we believe in transparent communication and keeping our clients informed every step of the way. We provide personalized attention and support, ensuring that you are well-informed about your legal options and empowered to make informed decisions about your case.

In times of crisis, you deserve a legal team that will stand by you, fight for you, and champion your rights. At Gosai Law, we are committed to delivering compassionate representation and obtaining the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Fill out our Contact Us form or call us at (905) 595-2225.

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