Daryl is a trial lawyer in the area of personal injury litigation.
He graduated in law from the University of British Columbia in 2003 and was called to the BC Bar in 2004. While at UBC Daryl received the Stanton Award and Higgin's Award. He was a founding member of the McLaughlin Inn, a legal ethics fraternity.
Before becoming a lawyer, Daryl was a professional motorcycle racer. He has ridden motorcycles for pleasure for more than thirty years and has a special interest in motorcycle accidents and related injuries. Visit Daryl's website at MotorcycleLawyer.ca
Daryl represents clients at all levels of court in cases such as
- ICBC claims
- motorcycle accidents
- automobile accidents
- pedestrian accidents
- elevator accidents
- slip and fall accidents
- complex injury claims
He is experienced in serious injury cases, including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and injuries of an orthopedic nature.
A BRAIN INJURY is a disturbance of normal brain function and may result from a variety of forces including blunt trauma or whiplash. The severity of brain injury can range from a mild concussion, symptomatic of headaches and fatigue, to a traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting in mood disorders and personality changes. Not all brain injuries require extended periods of unconsciousness or amnesia. Signs and symptoms of a brain injury can include but are not limited to vomiting, dizziness, headaches, insomnia, fatigue, memory loss, loss of concentration, irritability and a change in behaviour or personality. In many cases, individuals suffering from a brain injury go undiagnosed and treatment is not recommended. Experienced counsel can detect the signs and symptoms and assist in locating early rehabilitation.
SPINAL CORD INJURIES AND AMPUTATIONS are devastating. They must be treated by looking at the individual's long-term physical and emotional care. Consideration must be given to the future cost of care and loss of earning capacity. Experts familiar with these injuries are necessary to make the proper recommendations, and experienced counsel will understand how to manage a claim of this complexity.
ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES range from simple fractures to crushed or comminuted bone. Such injuries can heal in short order or may never mend completely. A badly broken arm or leg can splinter or fragment, preventing proper union. In many instances, metal pins, plates and rods are inserted to add strength and support. These injuries can lead to osteoarthritis years later and affect an individual's ability to work and earn an income.
OTHER INJURIES include disc herniation, thoracic outlet syndrome, torn ligaments, muscle strains, soft tissue injuries, nerve damage, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. Each injury or combination of injuries requires a medical specialist to assist with diagnosis and prognosis. Experienced counsel will work with these physicians to ensure that a formal medical opinion is prepared to offer as evidence in every situation.
COMPLEX MOTOR VEHICLE CLAIMS require proper accident investigation even before the lawsuit is filed. Witnesses need to be contacted and their statements recorded to ensure your story is told. Engineers may be required to re-enact how the accident physically occurred and doctors hired to organize imaging and provide medical legal opinions.
If you or someone you know has been injured, contact Daryl Brown for a free consultation. He is experienced, cares about you and is ready to assist.