2613 St. Johns Street Port Moody, British Columbia Canada V3H 2B5

Injury Case Specialists

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Injury Case Specialists

Maryn & Associates is a law firm located in Port Moody that is dedicated to acting for the survivors of serious motor vehicle accidents.  This firm specializes in cases involving traumatic brain injury and has a well earned reputation as a law firm dedicated to acting for survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Whether you are in the Lower Mainland, other parts of British Columbia, or anywhere else on the globe, Maryn & Associates has the experience and know-how on a wide range of issues and situations so you can feel confident that your needs will be given the professional attention they deserve.

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Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Spinal injurySpinal Cord Injury (SCI) occurs when trauma damages the cells within the spinal cord or severs the nerve tracts. The most common kinds of SCI are Contusion (bruised spinal cord) and Compression (from pressure on the spinal cord). There is also Central Cord Syndrome (damage to the cervical region), and Lacerations (tearing or severing of the nerve fibres).

Severe SCI can be “complete” or “incomplete”. A complete SCI occurs when the damage blocks all signals from the brain to the body, below the injury, e.g. quadriplegia. An incomplete SCI occurs when the damage affects only some signals from the brain, e.g. paraplegia.

For more information, please visit the Canadian Paraplegic Association at www.canparaplegic.org.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs as a result of physical trauma. It can happen from an object forcefully coming into contact with the head (closed head injury) or from an object penetrating the skull and entering the brain (penetrating head injury).

Contrary to common belief, one does not necessarily have to be struck in the head, or lose consciousness, for the brain to be damaged. In the case of a shaken baby or a person with whiplash, the brain is injured when it strikes the boney ridges of the skull.

Brain InjuryTBI may also occur after a head trauma due to swelling and bleeding in and around the brain. The classes of TBI can range from treatable, short-term injuries to severe injuries that lead to permanent disabilities. The most severe TBIs can also cause seizure disorders, paralysis, coma, and, in some cases, even death.

A common, and dangerous, problem with TBI is that the sufferer, along with family members and even treating physicians, are unaware that anything is wrong. This is because the majority of the time there is no visible damage. A person may look as they did before, but they may feel or act differently. Shaken baby syndrome and whiplash are examples of brain injuries that do not necessarily manifest themselves physically.

Due to the invisible nature of the injury, medical experts will need to be retained in order to testify to the medical effects of the injury. Experts will also need to be retained to testify to any loss of earning capacity and any need of future care and treatment. An economist will need to testify to the amount of damages that will need to be awarded to cover all financial losses.

No two brain injuries result in the same experience. Even a mild or moderate TBI can change a person’s life forever. With numerous six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements we have helped our clients pay for treatment, care, and support for themselves and their families. Many cases involve mild TBI diagnosis as well as previously undiagnosed brain injuries. Maryn & Associates has the dedication, skills, and proven track record that one would seek in a firm in this field.

This firm’s litigation practice has been tailored to handle this type of life-changing injury. We will be working with your doctors, as well as many other experts, in order to guide our representation and to gather the critical medical evidence concerning the various conditions you may be facing.

Brain injuries are forever. Talk to us about how we can help.

For more information, please visit the BC Brain Injury Association website at http://www.bcbraininjuryassociation.com.