Whiplash — often referred to as a cervical sprain — is a spinal injury suffered due to the violent, sudden motion where the head is snapped in multiple directions outside the normal range of motion. This type of injury can be difficult to diagnose, and many injured individuals find it challenging to recover monetary damages. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can provide the guidance and representation you need.
Cervical sprains and soft tissue injuries do not usually present with visible indications of the damage done. Unless the injury is sufficiently severe, the damage might not appear on diagnostic tests such as an X-ray or MRI. At Cross Border Law, we understand the challenges that injured individuals face after a car accident. By representing clients in both Vancouver and Seattle, our firm has gained insight into how personal injury cases proceed in both countries. If you are an American citizen injured in British Columbia, or a Canadian citizen injured in Washington State, schedule a free consultation today.
INJURIES TO THE SPINE IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Injuries can widely vary depending on the types of vehicles involved, the angle of the collision and the speed at which the vehicles collided. The sudden, jarring motion of two vehicles colliding will often result in spinal cord damage. Whether this damage is localized to the neck or other parts of the spine, an individual might suffer loss of sensation, loss of motion or chronic pain.
The effects of whiplash — severe pain, loss of movement, numbness, headaches, fatigue, etc. — can impact all facets of an individual’s life. From difficulty sleeping to the inability to concentrate at work, an injured person can feel long-term effects after a seemingly minor accident.
If you were injured in an accident and fear you might have whiplash, it is important to seek the care of a medical professional immediately. When you have questions about your legal options for monetary recovery, contact our firm by phone or through email.
Accidents Leading To Traumatic Brain Injuries
While a vehicle collision might be over in an instant, the effects of the injury can last a lifetime. Head/Brain injuries, specifically, might result in personality changes, loss of cognitive function or the loss of mobility. If a loved one has suffered a head injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, schedule a free consultation at our firm to discuss your legal options with a personal injury lawyer.
Some head injuries can be difficult to diagnose in the hours or days following a motor vehicle accident. In fact, many family members will notice a change in personality or behavior before a diagnosis is made. Difficulty concentrating, difficulty multitasking or mood swings can be indicative of head trauma. At Cross Border Law, we encourage you to contact our firm if you notice a loved one suffering these changes following a car accident. For the convenience of our clients, we maintain offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington.
Head/Brain injuries can vary in severity based on the damage.
Open injury: An open injury is one that causes visible physical damage to the head. A penetrating skull wound or deep laceration would be considered an open injury.
Closed injury: An injury that does not result in visible damage is often called a closed injury. A closed injury or closed head injury is more likely to damage the brain’s cognitive functions rather than the physical structure.
Concussion: A type of closed head injury, a concussion typically results when the brain is subjected to violent movement within the cranium. As the brain is physically jostled, it can result in memory loss, blurred vision and other symptoms.
No matter the severity of your accident or the catastrophic results of your injury, it is wise to seek the counsel of an experienced lawyer. We will thoroughly examine your accident and discuss your injuries with your chosen medical professional to gain a clear understanding of the challenges you might face in the future. Clients trust us to negotiate with Canadian and United States insurance carriers to ensure that a beneficial settlement is reached.
If you suffered a head/brain injury in a motor vehicle accident, schedule a free consultation at either of our offices to discuss your options for monetary recovery through a personal injury lawsuit. Call or email us today.
Whether involving a car, truck or motorcycle, a serious collision can have lasting effects. In the most severe cases, a motor vehicle accident will result in fatality. If you have lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, it is important that you speak with a personal injury lawyer.
The loss of a loved one can be devastating — both emotionally and financially — to the family. While it is impossible to put a dollar figure on the life of a family member, it can be challenging to remain financially stable without considering your legal options for monetary recovery. If the deceased was a major wage earner, you might face financial peril before you’ve even had the time to grieve. At Cross Border Law, we understand the importance of resolving a case quickly and efficiently. With experience representing Canadian and United States clients, our legal team stands ready to represent you no matter your situation. We maintain offices in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington.
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It is difficult to determine the amount of damages a surviving loved one might collect from a wrongful death claim. It is our goal to hold the negligent party or parties accountable for the damage they have caused you and your family. We will work with the insurer to reach a beneficial settlement.
The settlement of a wrongful death claim often includes factors such as:
Wages that the deceased might have earned in the future
The pain and suffering of the surviving family members
In the United States, you might have heard the phrase “loss of consortium.” This phrase typically refers to the suffering of a surviving spouse who has lost his or her partner. This is also referred to as “loss of companionship.”
At Cross Border Law, it is our goal to guide you through the legal process in the most compassionate manner possible. We understand your suffering. We will fight on your behalf, giving you the time you need to grieve your loss.
Call either of our office locations, or send an email to schedule your free consultation.