Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Anu Malhotra: A serious injury affects the injured as well as their loved ones. Whether the injury is caused as a result of a car accident or any other accident, it is hard to accept that your life will never be the same again. However, with proper support from the rehabilitation team and the legal team, injured people and their families can learn to cope with their new situation and move on.
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Here is a great story out of Alberta about a non-profit organization that is doing its best to help people suffering from brain injury:
In December 2010, a car crash left Guillaume with a devastating brain injury, unable to walk, struggling to communicate and dependent on round-the-clock care.
Last year, Alain Claireaux and Georgina Reardon arrived at Calgary’s Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (ARBI), desperate for a way to help Guillaume, worried their beloved boy was slipping away.
Driverless cars may eventually become commonplace, sparing people from serious injuries in car accidents, but there are still questions about the safety of the technology. Lawmakers in the US are currently trying to wrap their heads around it, and what it will mean for the public:
Lawmakers expressed a mix of wonderment and concern about driverless cars during a hearing Tuesday to consider the ramifications of the emerging technology.
Scientists are making more advances in brain injury research with the help of sensors inside football helmets. The Globe and Mail reports:
“It was the biggest angular rotation hit that we’ve seen all season,” Greg Marshall would later say, sounding more like a neurologist than the Mustangs head football coach.
A recent study in Toronto suggests that intersection countdown timers may be doing more harm than good. They may actually increase the number of motor vehicle/pedestrian accidents. From Yahoo News:
The study, published late last month in the medical journal Injury Prevention, re-analyzed data from an earlier study in the same publication that had concluded pedestrian countdown signals (PCS) did not reduce the number of pedestrian-versus-car collisions at the Toronto intersections where they were used.
The CBC reports on a study which says that senior citizens in long-term care facilities face a rising chance of head injury from falls.
Here is a very inspirational story about the love of animals bringing happiness to patients with brain injury. Ponies have been brought to Hamilton General Hospital to visit with the patients, and the patients love it:
While the hospital does get weekly visits from a golden retriever, the ponies' appearance was a first.
Denise Trigatti, owner of ManoRun Farms, pitched the idea after her mother became a patient at the hospital Aug. 31, following a stroke.
Each year, thousands of pedestrians in Ontario are injured in collisions with cars. The most recent accident statistics show that over 4800 pedestrians were involved in motor vehicle collisions in 2010. Over 400 of these people suffered serious injuries.
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