Car crash injuries are so varied that they cannot be fit within a small number of clean and neat categories. A car crash subjects your body to violent forces, regardless of the safety technology available in today’s vehicles, and the variety of potential injuries is endless.
The main categories of injuries we have used in our web site do not include:
- Internal injuries to the bowel
- Spleen and other organs, joint injuries
- Gastroenterological damage from anti-inflammatory medication
- Other complications of medication usage
- Loss of limbs
- Herniated disks and other vertebral disk issues
- Vision deterioration/blindness
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- Hearing impairment
- Loss of smell
- Impotence/lack of sexual drive
- Accelerated arthritis
- Sleep disturbance/insomnia
- Chronic pain
- Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)
The bottom line is that we are vigilant to identify any injuries, symptoms and losses that might possibly have arisen as a result of the crash, and we will investigate by consulting with medical experts the extent to which the crash played a part. The law entitles you to full, fair compensation for any injuries, symptoms and losses that would not have come about had the crash not occurred. It is not necessary for a crash to be the sole cause, or even the most significant cause. What is necessary, to be entitled to compensation, is for the crash to have been a “material” or “necessary” cause. If the injury, symptom or loss is likely to have occurred even if the crash had not occurred, then there is no entitlement to compensation. If, however, the crash was the straw that broke the camel’s back, then you are.
Whatever injuries, symptoms and losses are identified as being caused by a crash, we coach you to ensure you pursue medical care and treatment to the fullest extent possible. We then obtain a prognosis from the appropriate medical specialist(s) and build the quantification (amount) of your claim from there.
If ICBC or another insurance company sees clear to voluntarily pay fair compensation for your injuries, symptoms and losses, once we show them the case we have built on your behalf, then your case settles. If not, then we prove your case at trial.