Avoid Common Longboarding Accidents and Injuries in Vancouver

Longboarding is one of the hottest ways to get around these days. Calgarian longboarder Brandon Harrison has contributed in popularizing the new sport with his reported cross Canada trek on his longboard to raise awareness and money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation. While this sport’s growing popularity is a fun way to stay active and is helping Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

When Can You Drive Again After A Brain Injury?

“When can I start driving again?” is one of the questions patients with brain injuries often ask their doctors post-injury.  The answer, unfortunately, is not as simple as each patient is different and every case is unique. A brain injury can affect your vision, your thinking and perception, your physical abilities and your behavior including emotional control and good driving habits.  All Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

When can I go back to work?

When an injury puts you out of work, you lose your income and possibly benefits. While it can be tempting to go back to work as soon as possible, it might not be in your best interest. Sometimes if you have experienced an injury, an early return to work could make you worse. We do not encourage you to stay off work longer than necessary but you should determine the timing for your return to work Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Helmet Guide: Which Helmet for Which Activity?

Regardless of the age of the patient, brain injury is a common injury type seen in British Columbia hospitals. It is possible to suffer a brain injury in many different ways, from a motor vehicle accident to a sports accident to a bicycle accident - and a number of other incidents could result in this type of severe injury as well. Although you cannot prevent all injuries, you can take preventive Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Strategies to Assist Learning After Brain Injury

  After a brain injury occurs, only a small portion of the treatment happens in the immediate post-accident moments. The bulk of treatment happens as you recover, which can be a gradual process. For many patients it is necessary to learn to do things all over again, especially in the case of traumatic brain injury. The strategies for learning after a brain injury will be determined by medical Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

What to do after a concussion

Rest.  If you have a brain injury like a concussion, you may be suffering from headaches, nausea, inability to concentrate and numerous other problems.  Your brain needs time to recover.  Rest means avoiding not only physical exertion but mental exertion as well.  Things like playing video games, watching TV or using a computer tax your brain and your brain needs rest. People that are unknowledgeable Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Safety Tips for Skiers and Snowboarders

Our brain injury lawyers in Vancouver see plenty of serious injuries, some of them caused on the slopes. Sports like skiing and snowboarding present certain inherent dangers, but the chances of incurring an injury increase when safety protocol is not followed.   Instruction Learn how to ski or snowboard before you set out on your own. A qualified instructor will not only ensure you learn Continue reading about Injury Law [...]

Common Causes and Symptoms of Brain Damage

Our brain injury lawyers in Vancouver see brain damage caused in a number of ways.  Here are some of the most common.   Trauma   Traumatic brain injury refers to brain damage caused by an external force. Car accidents are a common cause. Brain damage may result if the victim’s head comes into contact with a hard surface, such as the dashboard or window. However, brain injuries Continue reading about Injury Law [...]