In Alberta accident injury law, a “catastrophic injury” generally refers to a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain causing one of three outcomes – fatality, permanent severe functional disability, or severe head or neck trauma with no permanent disability. It goes without saying that these types of injuries cause dramatic changes to day-to-day life, with long-lasting effects that will continue to be felt long after the event.
If you or your loved one have suffered a catastrophic injury, it can feel almost impossible to pick up the pieces and move forward with life. However, support is never far away. Having worked with accident victims and their families for three decades, James H. Brown and Associates understands what it takes not only to secure complete compensation for serious injuries but also to provide support throughout the road to recovery. To help get you started, here’s a list of things to look for in a lawyer representing your catastrophic injury case, as well as how James H. Brown and Associates are ready to advocate for your rights.
Experience On All Sides
Catastrophic injury cases are far from typical. The short and long-term effects of catastrophic injuries can cause severe complications to a victim’s physical, mental, and emotional health for the rest of their life. Meanwhile, modern science and medicine continue to discover far-reaching implications that impact an individual’s long-term needs and risk factors. When selecting an attorney to represent you or your loved one, they need to completely and thoroughly understand the impact the serious injury will have on your and your family’s lives.
Nobody understands this better than our founder James H. Brown. Before founding James H. Brown and Associates, Mr. Brown was a promising junior hockey player for the Edmonton Oil Kings, joining the team for their 1966 Memorial Cup victory. However, his NHL dreams were turned upside down when he was involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Mr. Brown’s neck was broken, and although he fought to return to the ice, his career was effectively over after spinal fusion surgery.
Today, James H. Brown leads our experienced team of lawyers to ensure victims of brain injuries receive the compensation they deserve. “When I was injured, there wasn’t out there for support,” recalls Mr. Brown. “Today, we are dedicated to giving seriously injured people the support they need.” With a combination of firsthand experience, legal expertise, and a proven history of success, James H. Brown and Associates is ready to pursue justice for accident victims and their families.
Expertise on YOUR Side
If you or a loved one suffers a life-altering injury, you should seek the best care available for all facets of your family’s recovery. This includes looking after your physical wellbeing, mental health, and legal counsel. Assembling a team that can help your family manage all three will ease the burden of life after an accident and allow you to focus on moving forward.
In addition to a team of award-winning injury lawyers, James H. Brown and Associates is proud to be part of a network of multi-discipline professionals to support you and your family every step of the way.
To support your legal case, we work directly with medical and occupational professionals to determine how your injury will affect life in both the short and long term. Guided by their expert assessments, our lawyers will work with you to gain appropriate compensation and ensure you and your family have the safety and security to move forward. We are also proud supporters of Brain Care Centre Alberta, SCI Alberta, and other Alberta organizations ready to assist with resources and support for your family through every stage of recovery.
A Proven Record of Success
Outside of you and your family’s wellbeing, nothing is more important after an accident than securing a comprehensive settlement to provide for all of your future needs. In the case of catastrophic or life-altering injuries, the payout you receive will very likely dictate your quality of life; it’s essential to know that your legal team is ready and able to get results for their clients.
Over the last thirty years, James H. Brown and Associates has built an unrivalled reputation for delivering results with accident claims, settlement negotiations, and full jury trials. We’ve successfully helped our clients recover some of the largest motor vehicle accident injury settlements ever achieved in Alberta while continually setting new precedents in Western Canadian injury law. We invite you to compare our record to any other law firm in Alberta.
Some of our firm’s past successes include:
- $5.8 million from a spinal cord injury resulting from a collision with a semi-truck.
- $4.8 million from a traumatic brain injury suffered in a dump truck accident.
- $1 million from a whiplash injury resulting from a motor vehicle accident.
*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.
Have You or a Loved One Experienced a Catastrophic Injury?
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