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Recently our firm represented a client who suffered what ICBC called a "soft tissue injury." The fact of the matter their neck and back injuries were serious. Their occupation was cut short. Their life permanently impacted. There was nothing "soft" about it.
ICBC refused to acknowledge the seriousness of the injuries. Our BC whiplash lawyers knew better from helping many injured victims. We hired several medical experts and took our client's case to trial.
Fortunately the Court didn't view the case as ICBC viewed the case. We obtained a $420,000 Court award for our injured client. Yes, whiplash injuries can be very serious.
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We take all injury cases by contingency. This means we only collect legal fees when we recover compensation for you (also known as percentage fees).
When you meet with us for a free consultation at any one of our offices throughout the Fraser Valley, you'll find that our attorneys will be able to answer many of your questions and give you advice about how to proceed. If you wish to hire an attorney in our firm, we'll explain the easy process for doing so.
Whiplash is serious business ... you need serious help
ICBC might have you believe that your connective tissue injuries (also referred to as soft tissue injuries) are insignificant. That they're "soft tissue injuries" and that you'll heal within weeks.
The truth of the matter is that unfortunately many non-fracture neck injuries injuries take months or years to heal fully. Sometimes whiplash results in a permanent disability.
Whiplash is serious. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Any top injury lawyer knows that these injuries can be serious and requires serious legal representation.
We've helped thousands of car accident victims. In fact, non-fracture injuries require extensive medical evidence in order to receive fair compensation. Each whiplash injury attorney on our team knows exactly how to obtain this evidence and present it to ICBC and the Court.
Our law firm has helped thousands of motor vehicle accident victims with their legal claim against ICBC for over 30 years.
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Whiplash can be more than neck pain
Although constant or intermittent neck pain is debilitating, whiplash injuries can result in many other symptoms and injuries such as:
Radiating pain into legs, feet, arms, and/or hands
Concussion and brain injury
Injury to teeth
Vertigo, dizziness and/or nausea
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Over the years we've found that many clients don't recognize that symptoms they suffer stem from their whiplash injury. However, once we talk to them and learn about other symptoms, it becomes clear to us that their injury is the cause of other symptoms. We consult medical experts to fully investigate these situations in order to acquire firm evidence and treatment recommendations for our clients.
Whiplash doesn't only occur from rear-end style crashes
Although rear-end style car accidents cause most neck-related injuries, they aren't the sole style of car crash that causes such injuries. In fact, whenever a person in a vehicle is subject to radical velocity changes such as a roll-over, side-impact, head-on impact and other crashes, whiplash often results.
Don't give control of your ICBC injury claim to ICBC
If you don't hire a personal injury lawyer, ICBC retains control over your claim. Given the way ICBC sometimes minimizes the seriousness of these types of injuries, you'll likely not receive full and fair compensation. Moreover, you may have symptoms you don't suspect stem from the car accident, when in fact they do.
So often car accidents and other jarring incidents result in upper back and neck pain (permanent and temporary).
While these types of injuries sometimes heal quickly; other times it takes a long time to heal. In the worst circumstances, these injuries are permanent.
Whiplash Injuries and Traffic Collisions
In BC most whiplash injuries are caused by traffic collisions - whether a car accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident. You probably know by now that if you're involved in a traffic accident in BC and sustain an injury, that you almost certainly deal with ICBC (the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia).
Every British Columbia whiplash lawyer on our team has experience helping people with whiplash and other types of injuries get the treatment they need and of course advancing their legal claim - whether against ICBC or other involved insurance companies.
If you've already dealt with ICBC about your motor vehicle accident claim, then you know how complicated the process can be. First of all there are many, many forms to fill out. Some of those forms see okay to sign because they say "This is not a release." Just because a form from ICBC is not a release does not mean it is good for your claim to sign. Every case is unique and therefore each case should be advanced in its own thoughtful way.
Traffic collisions are not the only causes of whiplash. This type of injury can be caused by assault, tripping and falling, slipping and falling, being struck by an object, other vehicle accidents (i.e. boating, recreational craft, etc.), playing sports, and so on.
If you're getting treatment for your neck pain or your doctor suggests treatment such as physiotherapy, chiropractic care and/or massage therapy, but the user fees are too high, we can help pay for this treatment in appropriate circumstances.
What should you do?
It is very important even if you have only mild pain symptoms to see a doctor as soon as you can. Not all whiplash injuries require the same treatment. Don't assume waiting and seeing is the best approach to recovery.
When you talk to a medical professional about your pain, be sure to be as detailed as possible about all the pain, discomfort, and limitations you have. Perhaps make some brief notes before visiting your doctor so you will provide a thorough account of all your symptoms.
After you've received medical attention, it is a really good idea talk to an attorney about your case. We offer a free consultation with no obligation so you can find out more about your claim.