Whiplash and whiplash-related injuries are prevalent in motor vehicles and other accidents. However, there’s plenty of misinformation out there that causes accident victims not to take their injuries seriously.
If you or a loved one have suffered a whiplash injury in an accident, it’s critical to seek medical attention and treatment. Additionally, obtaining legal advice right away is the best way to ensure complete, fair compensation for your injuries. Read on to learn the importance of seeking an injury lawyer for whiplash injuries, as well as how James H. Brown and Associates stands up for Albertans’ rights and helps whiplash victims secure the settlements they deserve.
Serious Consequences Require Serious Compensation
A common (and often dangerous) misconception about whiplash is that it’s “just” a minor injury. While it’s true that many whiplash-related injuries will heal on their own, many also lead to permanent chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain, limiting your mobility and diminishing your quality of life. Because of these potential consequences, it’s critical to seek a complete medical diagnosis after an accident; a medical professional will be able to provide treatment to prevent them from developing into chronic conditions. Similarly, seeking sound legal advice early will make it easier for experienced injury lawyers to thoroughly document your case from start to finish.
Navigating The Cap
Whiplash injury law in Alberta is complicated, thanks in no small part to Alberta’s Minor Injury Regulations and the Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols, commonly referred to as The Cap. While certain types of compensation (specifically, damages related to “pain and suffering”) are “capped,” others aren’t. For example, the Cap does not necessarily limit damages from loss of income, inability to perform housekeeping tasks, and long-term care expenses.
This is only one example of the challenges and complexities accident victims face in securing a comprehensive settlement for their injuries. Getting sound legal advice is the best way to determine the full extent of the damages you’re entitled to, as well as the best way to obtain the compensation you need to move forward.
Results You Deserve
James H. Brown and Associates has remained a trusted name in Alberta accident injury law for the last three decades. Our team understands firsthand what it’s like to be seriously injured, and has over 250 years of combined experience attaining justice and fair compensation for our clients in Edmonton, Calgary, and across Alberta.
James H. Brown and Associates has built an unrivalled reputation across Alberta for delivering results with accident claims, settlement negotiations, and full jury trials. We’ve successfully helped our clients recover some of the largest injury settlements ever achieved in Alberta while continually setting new precedents in Western Canadian injury law. We invite you to compare our record to any other law firm serving Alberta today.
*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. The amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.
Have You or a Loved One Suffered a Whiplash-Related Injury?
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