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Surrey ICBC Lawyers Explain Car Accident Whiplash Claims

Surrey ICBC Lawyers Explain Car Accident Whiplash Claims

MacLean Law Group’s Surrey ICBC Lawyers Explain Car Accident Whiplash Claims to our clients in Surrey, White Rock, New Westminster, Richmond, Burnaby, Vancouver and the entire Lower Mainland.

Our ICBC and Personal Injury Claims head office in Surrey can be reached directly at 604-576-5400. You can also reach any of our four BC law offices, (conveniently located in Vancouver, Surrey, Kelowna and Fort St. John for service throughout the province), simply by calling our toll free number 1-877-602-9900, from anywhere in British Columbia. You can also use our online form to set up your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION with any one of our personal injury lawyers.

Our senior personal injury lawyers at our head office in Surrey are often asked to deal with ICBC whiplash, neck and back injury cases. Contrary to popular belief, there is no such thing as a minor ICBC whiplash, neck or back injury. At a minimum, your injuries will be painful and debilitating in the short term. Far more frightening for victims and their families is the very real possibility that whiplash injuries can result in permanent pain, financial loss or disability. The worst thing you can do is to settle your case before every medical option has been exhausted to ensure your injuries have healed or stabilized. Don’t walk away from the ICBC settlement money you desperately need. We will fight to make sure you have the cash you need to pay for all of your medical costs, ongoing care, lost wages, and other expenses related to your whiplash injuries. Our top Surrey personal injury lawyers know what to do so that proper action can be taken and financial mistakes avoided. Whiplash is caused by a BC car crash that causes your head hurl backwards, and then forward. Having your neck violently tossed back and forth, even once, often causes serious injuries to the spine, neck muscles, soft tissue, shoulders, back, and upper body. Our top personal injury lawyers know that the fact some of these injuries cannot be seen without high tech medical devices does not take away from the devastation these injuries can cause. ICBC may attempt to settle your claim quickly to avoid having to pay for your long term care, and before you have had the opportunity to consult with specialists who understand whiplash claims and injuries. Our Surrey, Kelowna, Fort St John, and Vancouver whiplash lawyers handle dozens of these injuries each year. The injuries you might suffer in an ICBC whiplash claim can involve:

• muscle and nerve damage

• intervertebral joint damage and disc damage,

• damages to the ligaments,

• cervical spine injury and other orthopaedic injury.

• skull factures

• neck and spine fractures leading to partial or total paralysis

All of these injuries can cause short term or permanent damage. Not only do they create pain and suffering, you might also suffer financial loss if you are unable to work or take care of your family. Even more concerning is that a whiplash personal injury victim can also suffer debilitating concussions, mild traumatic brain injury, and even permanent traumatic brain injury which can cause devastating consequences to you and your family. These serious long term effects are often misunderstood by victims of whiplash. They can even be missed by doctors if you are not given enough time and money to completely investigate any long term injuries that resulted from your accident. Don’t let ICBC rush you. Let us help you get the time and money you need to get well. Every year, about 10 percent of all ICBC car crash victims who receive a whiplash injury suffer long term injuries. These moderate to severe personal injuries, like brain injuries can result in huge future medical care and loss of earnings to the victim. About twenty five (25) percent of BC personal injuries will require ongoing medication and treatment for chronic pain. You might find it difficult, if not impossible, to work full-time in a meaningful job. This is especially true if you have to take time off to undergo whiplash injury treatment. Our Surrey, Kelowna, Fort St John, and Vancouver MacLean Personal Injury lawyers always recommend the following steps if you suspect you have been injured in a car accident:

• You should be transported by ambulance to a hospital. This ensures that your neck can be stabilized. You will likely be given a hard or soft collar depending on your condition.

• Follow all medical advice exactly. Take your medication and obtain physiotherapy and see a specialist if problems persist.

• Do not exaggerate your symptoms, but neither should you try to be a hero and minimize them.

Our experienced ICBC claim whiplash lawyers will help you find a good medical doctor and associated professionals to get you the best treatment and physical therapy for all of your ICBC claim related injuries. We are here to help. We can meet with you, FOR FREE, to discuss your ICBC whiplash or other personal injury claims at our offices in Surrey, Kelowna, Fort St John, or Vancouver. We will also come to your home or to the hospital if you are too injured to visit one of our offices. We can also travel to meet you just about anywhere else in British Columbia. Why fight ICBC on your own? We have the knowledge and experience you need to get you the money and resources your deserve. Why wait? Call us now in Surrey at 604-576-5400 or toll free anywhere in BC at 1-877-602-9900. You can also use our convenient online form by clicking here. We look forward to speaking with you soon.



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