Don’t Face Chronic Pain Alone

Have you or someone you love recently been injured in a serious accident or collision? If you’ve been in a car accident, suffered a major injury due to someone’s negligence, or been the victim of a willful act of harm, James H. Brown and Associates is here to protect you when it matters most. With over 30 years of award-winning, precedent-setting cases throughout Edmonton and all of Alberta, our team is proud to represent those suffering and/or in pain after an incident and to make sure you receive fair compensation.

Below, we’ll discuss one of the more difficult types of injuries to face after an accident–chronic pain–and why it’s so important to speak to an injury lawyer as quickly as possible to ensure you have the strongest case for compensation. Read on to learn more.

What is Chronic Pain?

When someone is injured in an accident, it’s reasonable to assume that some degree of pain, whether acute and short-lasting or long-term and debilitating, will be involved. While many associate injury law with broken bones, brain injuries, lost limbs, and more (all of which are accurate), not everyone is aware of how prevalent long-term and often life-altering pain is following a serious incident. Chronic pain, or pain that is long-lasting (over 3 months), can significantly alter your quality of life and general well-being.

Where acute pain may resolve itself relatively quickly, chronic pain can leave you facing a lifetime of challenges and constantly facing discomfort that is present at all times. While there’s no denying that acute, severe pain can be devastating for injured persons, chronic pain can be particularly difficult to cope with, especially due to the fact that long-lasting pain can lead to anxiety, depression and PTSD for sufferers as well.

The sooner you get help for any personal injury after an accident, the helps to strengthen your case if you end up suffering from chronic pain.

What Are Common Kinds of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be difficult to diagnose and treat, with many long-term injuries like spinal cord (SCI) and traumatic brain (TBI) injuries taking weeks or even months to manifest fully. During this time, it can be easy to mistake the symptoms of a long-lasting condition for a more acute injury. This is why it’s essential to seek medical help immediately following an accident, AND as often as needed for your pain/injury. Common symptoms and afflictions associated with chronic pain include:

  • Early onset arthritis and/or joint pain
  • Persistent back pain
  • Persistent neck pain
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Constant, generalized body pain
  • Anxiety, depression and other mental/emotional damages, and more.

Left untreated, chronic pain can leave injured victims suffering in silence with an unseen disability that profoundly alters their quality of life. Never assume your pain will simply ‘go away.’ Always get the help you deserve and consult medical professionals if your pain gets worse or does not alleviate.

Don’t Face Pain Alone

At James H. Brown and Associates, we know the mental and emotional toll that facing the realities of chronic pain can take on injury victims, as well as those they love most. With the help of our experienced team of injury lawyers, you can build a strong case for fair compensation that allows you to face the road to recovery with confidence. In order to make sure that your voice is heard, and that your case is given the care and support it deserves, you need to partner with a team that knows what it takes to tackle Alberta’s medical and legal system. James H. Brown and Associates is proud to fight for your right to compensation and to give you through each step of the claims with care and compassion.

Hard-Hitting Expertise

Since 1993, James H. Brown and Associates has helped countless clients secure complete, fair accident injury settlements, including some of the largest accident settlements in Alberta history and precedent-setting cases that still set standards in courts today. We know the battle against chronic pain can be tiring, but we’re here to make sure you don’t have to face it alone!

As one of Alberta’s largest and most successful injury law firms, James H. Brown and Associates provide our clients with access to complete resources to support accident victims and their cases, including:

Get the Help You Deserve with James H. Brown and Associates

Don’t face the realities of chronic pain and a lifetime of suffering alone. Contact us today to book a free, no-obligation claim evaluation with James H. Brown and Associates’ injury lawyers.

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