Whiplash is a common injury that that can result even in low-speed motor vehicle accidents – especially from rear-end collisions. An unexpected impact can shock and traumatize the muscles, vertebrae, back and neck whether you are in a car, truck or motorcycle. Damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body is common and side effects can include pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of function of part of your body.
After an accident, some people recover quickly and other experience chronic symptoms for years. A medical assessment of the spinal and neural health should be conducted as soon as possible at minimum to document the injury.
Physical therapy treatment is often prescribed by a medical practitioner. Without treatment, your recovery may be delayed. Physical therapy involves early range of motion exercises performed often as soon as symptoms allow, usually within the first four days of the accident to shorten the recovery period. By contrast, conventional treatment plans advising rest and immobilization often result in a greater likelihood of chronic symptoms from loss of range of motion, muscle atrophy (muscle wasting), decreased blood flow to the injured soft tissues, and healing of damaged muscles in a short position that renders them less flexible.
At Bronson Jones & Company LLP, our team can evaluate the circumstances leading to your injury, and represent you through your claim to ensure your settlement covers all the components of your case. Your final settlement should include an award for the personal injuries you have suffered, your present and future medical costs and loss of income, emotional trauma, and out of pocket expenses.
Our offices can be contacted at any hour of the day. Simply call our toll free line at 1-855-852-5100 and we will get you connected with an experienced whiplash lawyer in Vancouver who can help. With Bronson Jones & Company LLP on your side, you will be able to obtain the treatment and compensation you deserve in a timely manner.