Whiplash is one of the most common injuries to result from car accidents. However, the severity and effects of whiplash on people are unique to each specific case. Proactive consultation, both with a doctor to get you on the path to recovery and with a lawyer to secure your legal rights, is an important step to move forward.
Michael Golden and his legal team in Vancouver can give you the advice and guidance you need, and can deal with ICBC on your behalf.
Getting The Right Medical Treatment
Whiplash may go away quickly, or it may affect you for years. If you have been hurt, you should see a doctor immediately, and continue to seek medical treatment on an ongoing basis.
Regular doctor visits, perhaps including physiotherapy and other rehabilitation, not only help in your own recovery, but they also provide a record of your injury's progression over time. Since whiplash cannot be detected through the use of x-rays or CT scans, your personal experience with the injury is the best evidence of its severity.
Seeking Compensation For Your Injury
If your whiplash is the result of a car accident, ICBC may want a quick assessment of your injury and a quick settlement. Once you settle, you cannot obtain more compensation at a later date, even if your condition gets worse.
Michael Golden and his team of Vancouver whiplash injury lawyers have spent years in practice helping injury victims get the appropriate insurance benefits and other compensation they are entitled to. In addition to whiplash, they have also represented injury victims in claims for scars and burns and wrongful death.
Contact Us — Burnaby Neck and Back Injuries Lawyers
Before you file an ICBC claim, speaking with a lawyer can help you to protect your legal rights. We welcome your questions, and the first consultation with us is no charge. Contact us online or call us at 604-259-1698, toll free at 877-894-6640. In our office, we speak Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and English, and we can arrange for translation into other languages.