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Brain injuries affect both victims and caregivers

Some injuries are invisible, which makes it difficult for others to understand the challenges faced by the victim. Brain injuries fall into this category. They can happen in the blink of an eye but have life-long consequences. Acquired brain injuries can occur in an instant, and whether it is caused by a car accident in Ontario or an incident on the sports field, it offers victims and their loved ones no preparation time for immediate and long-term challenges.

Even concussions can lead to endless medical appointments with health practitioners and specialists. While the physical impact of brain injuries are treated, the psychological and emotional symptoms might be pushed to the background. Some victims develop behavioural problems such as personality changes, poor social skills and communication problems along with cognitive deficits.

When these challenges come to the surface, it typically takes a toll on the caregivers of ABI patients in ways that are often unpredictable. The lack of awareness and understanding by other people combined with the caregiving responsibilities could lead to emotional and social isolation. Many caregivers' focus on the task ultimately leads to them distancing themselves from family, friends and society.

Brain injuries are catastrophic injuries, which is a legal term used in establishing the benefits to which a victim is entitled after a car accident or another cause. The scope of the physical and mental damages such accidents can cause is why most ABI victims in Ontario seek the support and guidance of a lawyer with extensive experience in dealing with brain injury cases. A lawyer who understands the impact of catastrophic injuries on victims and caregivers can fight for the recovery of current and future financial and emotional damages.

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