Despite what many teens in Markham think, they are not invincible. They can suffer a serious injury just like anyone else, and since they are so young, the lifelong effects of their injuries will last much longer than if they were older. A new study based on information from the 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey has found that teenagers who suffer traumatic brain injuries have severe effects on mental health, including making teens more susceptible to suicide.
When a teenager's traumatic brain injury is the result of someone else's negligence, that teenager and his or her parents can file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual responsible. From car accidents to medical malpractice to the owner of dangerous property, the teenager can seek compensation for his or her injuries. Moreover, he or she can be paid for the long-term effects of the injury, such as the effects it has on his or her mental health.