Handling Whiplash Claims in Alberta

Did you know that whiplash is one of the most common injuries sustained in a car accident or collision? The thrashing of your neck backwards and forward as the result of the sudden deceleration and redistribution of force during an impact can cause soft tissue damage leaving victims facing significant pain and/or mobility issues in both the long and short term. Whiplash is also, unfortunately, one of the “minor” injuries that can often go unreported by Albertans, leaving you with the risk of chronic pain or a long-term disability without the proper medical care. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, your pain deserves attention.

Despite being classified as a “minor injury,” whiplash can negatively affect your day-to-day living and disrupt your overall quality of life. At James H. Brown and Associates, we know that dealing with whiplash can be overwhelming, especially without the help and support you need for a full recovery. Partnering with an experienced injury lawyer is one of the best ways to protect yourself following an accident. With over 250 years of combined injury law experience, we know how quickly a “straightforward” injury like whiplash can evolve into a much more serious matter and understand just how essential it is to get the help you need when it matters most.

Below, we’ll talk about some of the core factors that influence the outcome of a whiplash injury claim, as well as the benefit of choosing an experienced team like James H. Brown and Associates. Read on to learn more!

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No Two Cases Are the Same

One of the most challenging aspects of injury law is that no two injuries or cases are the same. While it’s possible (and James H. Brown and Associates has a long history of) to set a precedent, the complexity of each case needs to be considered in detail to ensure an optimal outcome. Even the “simplest” of cases can take time to resolve; to best protect yourself and enable a smooth resolution, you should get medical help immediately following an accident and document things as carefully as possible. Taking your own pictures, filing and obtaining a copy of the police report, and gathering as much information as possible at the scene can help your legal team build a strong case quickly.

Severe Injuries Require Extra Time

While whiplash and other soft tissue injuries are often brushed off as “mild” and easy to recover from, the truth is chronic pain, and more severe injuries like a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) or TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), both of which can be connected to whiplash are anything but “easy” to bounce back from. If you’re facing significant whiplash symptoms or more severe injuries that include whiplash, it will likely take longer to resolve your claim than straightforward injuries. In the simplest terms: in many cases, the more badly injured you are, the longer your fight for results can be without the proper representation.

Determining Settlements

Every settlement is unique and directly tied to the specifics of your injuries. With that being said, the larger your damages are (and therefore your potential for a bigger settlement), the less likely a third party’s insurance company is to settle without litigation. Having an experienced team of litigators that’s ready to go to trial is essential to protect your best interests and make sure you have everything you need for peace of mind and recovery.

At James H. Brown and Associates, we offer our clients the following:

  • An award-winning team of injury lawyers with an unrivalled record of success.
  • Comprehensive investigation and evidence preservation services, including accident reconstruction and analysis.
  • Access to experts able to determine the full extent of injuries and provide critical documentation for your case.
  • Strong relationships with organizations ready to help you and your family with rehabilitation and recovery.
  • And much more!

Going to trial doesn’t have to mean settling for less. The injury team at James H. Brown and Associates will always fight for your right to fair compensation and has the skill, expertise, and dedication needed to ensure your voice is heard in and out of the courtroom.

Facing Life with A Whiplash Injury?

Don’t let pain stop you from building a path to recovery! Try our Whiplash Claim Assessment tool to get advice from a lawyer in as little as 15 minutes, or contact us today to book a free, no-obligation consultation with James H. Brown and Associates’ injury lawyers.

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