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Psychological Trauma

Ontario Psychological Trauma Lawyers

 Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident. It can have a lasting impact on your life. If left untreated psychological trauma change your daily behavioral habits, and in extreme case may be the cause of cognitive dysfunction leading to changes in the brain. If you have been through a traumatic accident, our team at Juzkiw Law can help.

Stefan Juzkiw has ample years of experience supporting injured accident victims throughout Ontario. Stefan and our team of lawyers can provide you with the competent, patient, empathic, and supportive uncompromising representation you require while seeking maximum compensation for your injuries.

The Aftermath of Trauma and Victim Counseling

  • A traumatic incident or accident can make it difficult to cope with strong emotions. In this way, psychological trauma bears a resemblance to emotional trauma. As a coping mechanism, victims may adopt different behaviours to avoid confronting the trauma. In some cases, however, victims may re-live and communicate the trauma subconsciously while in public or in private with family and friends.
  • Trauma in general is tough to  define clearly since everyone processes events differently. What one person may view as traumatic, another may find the situation to be a difficult one. The experience is unique to every individual. According to the Institute for Advanced Psychiatry, following the aftermath of trauma, the effects one experiences are included but not limited to the following:
  • Anxiety:
    Anxiety Content Tab: After a traumatic event, many individuals report high anxiety levels. Anxiety disorders often times can trap a person in a flight or fight mode that can prevent you from functioning normally.
  • Re-experiencing or flashbacks:
    Re-experiencing or flashback Content Tab: Even if your trauma is well in the past, you may experience flashbacks of the events  triggered by certain reminders. These flashbacks are more than just an unpleasant memory, as you re-experience the same emotions you felt at the time quite vividly. You may also find yourself struggling with ongoing nightmares.
  • Behavioral changes:
    Behavioral changes Content Tab: Many individuals attempt to forget about the past and control their thoughts and emotions through the use of substances such as drugs or alcohol, which can very easily lead to substance use disorders if left unchecked. On the other hand, some people turn to food to cope with unresolved issues, which can lead to weight issues or eating disorders. Moreover,  other individuals will turn to risky and dangerous behaviors, preferring the thrill of the moment instead of dealing  with their emotions and memories.
  • Health issues:
    Health issues Content Tab:  High levels of anxiety can lead to a variety of health issues, including widespread inflammation in your body, which can lead to other health issues such as cardiovascular disease or autoimmune disease.
  • Depression: 
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  • Cognitive function:
    When the brain is fixated on emotional trauma, cognitive issues can arise with one’s memory and ability to focus and concentrate for extended periods of time.  In extreme cases, people are unable to function at school or work because of their inability to focus on the task at hand.

Psychological Trauma and Traumatic Brain Injury

  • A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can result in varying degrees and intensity. Quite often TBI symptoms can result in symptoms similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other forms of psychological trauma. In this regard an accurate diagnosis is required for effective treatment. This is key. One should visit a medical professional as soon as possible after your accident in order to receive the treatment you need.
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 Competent Advocacy for Victims of a Motor Vehicle Accident

  • At Juzkiw Law, we understand the toll an accident takes on one’s life and how difficult it may be to get your life back on track. Whether you were injured in a multi-car collision or any other type of accident, we can help you secure the financial resources so that all energies can be directed towards your treatment, and recovery. Results that matter.

Serving Ontario: Psychological Trauma Lawyers

  • Unless you have been involved in an accident or a traumatic event, no one will fully understand  what you have gone through. However,  at Juzkiw Law our experienced team will listen to your concerns and help you on a path to secure a brighter future. To talk to us about compensation following an accident contact us online or call 416-290-5055 for a free consultation. If you are not mobile, we can come to you. 

 

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