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Whiplash Accidents

Vancouver Whiplash Accident Lawyer

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained by accident victims. Symptoms of whiplash include soreness or stiffness of the neck, headaches, dizziness, shoulder and back pain, difficulty swallowing or chewing, hoarseness of the voice and a burning sensation in the neck. The signs of whiplash may not present themselves immediately. After an accident, you may go home feeling fine, but wake up the next day with a sore neck. Although whiplash may go away on its own, it may also be a sign of a more serious neck injury.

After a car accident or other accident where you may have suffered a neck injury, it is important you receive medical attention as soon as possible. Many of these types of injuries may not be seen without specialized equipment. Additionally, you should not speak with the ICBC until you until you have been examined by your own doctor. Do not settle your claim until you have exhausted every medical option or taken the time to let your injuries heal or stabilize. Settling too soon can result in a decreased damage award when you may have been entitled to more.

Whiplash injuries occur most often in car accidents. The car does not have to be traveling at high speed at the time of impact in order for whiplash to happen, but the ICBC may deny to settle a claim due to minimal damage or low impact speed. It is important to speak with an experienced whiplash attorney in order to ensure your rights are protected when dealing with the ICBC.

What Damages Can I Be Awarded Following a Whiplash Injury?

 

After an accident that results in whiplash, a person can be left with large financial burdens and ongoing medical issues. In your car accident claim with ICBC or any other insurance provider, you may be eligible for damages, including but not limited to:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages, including future earnings
  • Rehabilitation
  • Loss of benefits
  • Pain and suffering

It is important that you do not accept a settlement before you have an experienced lawyer assess your situation. You may be eligible for more than you think.

Vancouver Whiplash Accident Lawyer

Experienced car accident lawyer Bruce Lemer can analyze all the variables involved, develop necessary evidence and retain top experts. If liability is an issue, it is beneficial to retain an experienced motor vehicle accident lawyer promptly so that the evidence can be preserved and your rights can be protected when dealing with ICBC.

Contact the experienced car accident lawyers at Lemer & Company Litigation Counsel – 604-642-6363.