Soft tissue injuries can be extremely debilitating. Some people recover quickly. While others suffer from chronic pain and life-long permanent disability.
In October 2004 the Government of Alberta passed the Minor Injury Regulation and the Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols which collectively cap or limit general damages to a current maximum of $5,202 (plus yearly inflation adjustment) for Grade I and II strains, sprains and whiplash (WAD) injuries suffered as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Grade I and II strains, sprains and whiplash (WAD) involve the muscles and ligaments. Other soft tissue injuries including nerve and tendon injuries and temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ) are not expressly capped. Injuries from non-motor vehicle accidents are not capped.
The law in this area has become highly complex. You should seek independent advice if your insurance company states that your injuries are capped. Even if it initially appears likely that your claim will fall under the cap, your injuries may be such that your claim will fall outside the cap. If you or a family member suffer a serious soft tissue injury in a motor vehicle accident, your best course of action is to consult with one of our experienced accident injury lawyers who will advise you on how best to proceed.
NECK PAIN FAQs
What is the cost of a Neck Pain case?
At James H. Brown and Associates, we don’t get paid unless you receive compensation.
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How do you assess a Neck Pain case?
Neck pain and other lingering injuries can have many causes, symptoms, and long-term consequences. It’s essential to understand your injuries fully, which is why we proudly offer comprehensive resources and support to evaluate your case, including:
- Experienced team of dedicated injury lawyers with over 200 years’ combined experience.
- Investigation and evidence preservation services, including accident reconstruction and analysis.
- Access to medical professionals and other experts to help fully understand your injuries and provide evidence.
How much compensation can I expect?
The amount that you or your loved one will receive depends on many factors. The exact nature of the injury, potential loss of income, medical and out-of-pocket expenses, and other life-altering circumstances will all be considered in your claim. Our mission at James H. Brown and Associates is to ensure our clients receive complete, fair compensation that allows accident victims and their families to move forward.
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