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Believing in Change: Renaye Wade’s Success Story with James H. Brown

Traumatic brain injuries (also known as TBIs) are among the most devastating and challenging injuries for victims and their families to overcome. Many TBIs can result in drastic changes to day-to-day life; even seemingly “minor” injuries can have long-lasting effects.

Understandably, it’s common for accident and their families to feel overwhelmed while coming to terms with life after a TBI. However, after 30 years of serving Albertans through award-winning injury law, James H. Brown and Associates is here to remind you that justice, recovery, and a happy life are all possible. We’ve witnessed it firsthand; watch our client Renaye Wade’s road to recovery below, and read on to learn more about her journey with James H. Brown and Associates.

Renaye Wade’s life was going great. After graduating from high school, she was preparing to attend MacEwan University while working as an assistant manager at McDonald’s. In her spare time, she enjoyed pursuing her lifelong passion for dance.

That all changed on March 15, 2013. Renaye was a passenger in a stalled vehicle on Yellowhead Trail that was struck from behind by a distracted driver. The impact sent their car into the path of an oncoming semi-truck, which hit the car again directly on Renaye’s door. The vehicle was so badly damaged that paramedics arriving at the scene didn’t see Renaye at first. It took firefighters and paramedics a total of 25 minutes to remove her from the wreckage.

Renaye spent the next 34 days in a coma. She was diagnosed with a diffuse axonal brain injury; the cables running from her brain that told her body what to do were sheared. Renaye also suffered a broken jaw in two places, a broken pelvis, and a cracked tailbone. After waking up from her coma, Renaye had to re-learn how to move every part of her body.

Renaye spent 481 days in four hospitals undergoing intense rehabilitation, with therapy continuing to this day. Several years after her accident, Renaye’s family reached out to James H. Brown and Associates to ensure Renaye had the proper supports for her long-term needs.

After an intensive legal battle and settlement negotiations, James H. Brown and Associates successfully secured justice and compensation for Renaye and her family that will ensure she has the support for her lifelong needs. Today, Renaye continues to work with her foundation, Renaye Against Distracted Driving, giving lectures across Alberta on the dangers of distracted driving.

“James H. Brown and Associates means a lot to me,” says Renaye. “Everybody here believes I can change the world.”

Brain Injury Law with James H. Brown and Associates

For nearly three decades, James H. Brown and Associates has proudly supported victims of traumatic brain injuries, helping victims and their families attain closure and complete compensation for their injuries. Our experienced team understands firsthand the toll a serious injury can take, are ready to help you navigate the road to justice and recovery.

With over 200 years of combined injury law experience, we’ve learned that no two accidents are alike. That’s why we provide a complete range of services and support for our clients, including:

  • An experienced team of injury lawyers with an unrivalled record of success.
  • Investigation and evidence preservation services, including accident reconstruction.
  • Strong relationships with organizations ready to assist with rehabilitation and recovery.
  • And much more!

Have You or a Loved One Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Contact us today to book a free, no-obligation consultation with James H. Brown and Associates’ injury lawyers.