Four Steps to Coping with Emotional Trauma after a Car Accident

No one thinks twice about treating physical injuries that result from a car accident. First responders arrive at the accident scene immediately to assess and address any physical damage. If you have whiplash, you’ll likely visit a doctor or chiropractor multiple times until your pain becomes manageable. If you experience long-term health effects, you’ll continue to visit a physical therapist to learn coping strategies for returning to normal life.

However, unlike physical injuries, emotional injuries can be easy to ignore. We often tell ourselves we just need to “get over” the anxiety and PTSD that often follow a car accident, even though we would never tell ourselves to “get over” a broken leg or a brain injury. Continue reading

Alberta Traumatic Brain Injury Online Resources

The lifetime impact of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be overwhelming, especially for someone who is just beginning their road to recovery. As a law firm, CAM LLP is committed to not only defending their clients who are suffering from TBI, but also to supporting the Alberta non-profits and centres who play a critical role in the rehabilitation and caregiving of TBI sufferers.

In our efforts to continue supporting these groups and our clients in any way we can, we have created a credible list of TBI online sites for those who may need help in recovery and encouragement that things will get better. Continue reading

#BellLetsTalk: Personal Injury Victims and Their Mental Well-Being

What is the Bell “Let’s Talk” Campaign

As many of you may have noticed, Bell’s “Let’s Talk” annual mental health initiative is today, January 29, 2020.

“Let’s Talk” is intended to promote awareness of mental illness and jumpstart action(s) to help people access the treatment they need. The campaign is based on four pillars:

  • Fighting the stigma that is often (wrongly) associated with mental health issues
  • Improving access to care for people facing mental health challenges
  • Fostering workplaces that support mental wellness
  • Supporting ongoing world-class research

In case you don’t know how it works, Bell will donate 5¢ towards mental health initiatives in Canada, for every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geo filter on January 25th, regardless of your cell phone carrier. Continue reading

Brain Advancements and Technology Through the Ages – Brain Injury Awareness Month

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month in Canada, a time where we raise awareness about the impact of acquired brain injury and empower those who live with brain injury everyday, from survivors to their caregivers.

From the 4th century to modern day, there has been huge jumps forward in discoveries about the brain. Technology is transforming what we know about our brains, adding new discoveries, advancements, and breakthroughs on a daily basis.

We invite you to explore the infographic below, and discover some fascinating achievements in terms of exploring the human brain. If you’re on a desktop computer, and having issues viewing the infographic, you can click on it and it will open a new page that will allow you to zoom in. Continue reading

No Two Brain Injuries are Alike – Brain Injury Awareness Month

Concussions are an increasingly hot topic because of developments in professional and amateur sports. As a result, the discussion of head injuries, and the knowledge about their consequences is everywhere. When a brain injured client comes in to see us we know that the treatment and management of these clients will be different in every case because no two brain injuries are alike. One client may have a relatively minor concussion and post-concussion syndrome while another may be bed-ridden in a semi-vegetative state.

The lawyers at CAM LLP have represented clients from across the head injury spectrum. To help clients and their caregivers prepare for the recovery process, we have gathered some observations about three general categories of head injury cases and what you can expect to encounter. Continue reading

4 Serious Neck and Back Injury Symptoms From a Car Accident

It’s not uncommon for injuries to reveal themselves days or even weeks after a car accident. For some injury sufferers, it can be difficult to determine cause and effect of injury symptoms to the neck and back if they don’t surface until days after an accident. For anyone recently injured in a car accident, if you begin to experience any of the following injury symptoms, you need to seek immediate medical attention to ensure your injuries are treated and to avoid the risk of the injuries becoming more serious.

Neck Injuries – Whiplash Trauma

Whiplash trauma is one of the most common neck injuries following an accident. Continue reading