Age can make a difference to injury claims made with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, ICBC, following a car accident. Personal injury lawyers are well aware of the principle that you “take a victim as you find them”in the Canadian courts. An ICBC lawyer can’t blame a brain injured claimant for having an unusually thin skull nor can ICBC blame the elderly for being more susceptible to brain injury.
It is really important, despite not having an ICBC lawyer involved, to have a proper medical history. If the lawyer knows that there is a history of dementia the question is whether the current status is worse than before the head injury. This is where it can be useful to use scanning such as CT and MRI to determine if there is something new that cannot be explained by just a dementing process. Most dementia’s fall into the alzheimer’s group in the elderly and these people having a higher incidence of complications related to head trauma.
ICBC and lawyers alike watch our short video, Neurosurgeon Dr. R. O. Holness explaining the effects of brain injury on the elderly. Dr.R.O. Holness suggests that being over 65 years of age is one of the indications for ordering an immediate CT scan following a head trauma.
Posted by Personal Injury Lawyer Mr. Renn A. Holness, B.A. LL.B.
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