How to Get a Fair ICBC Soft-Tissue Injury Settlement

One of the tricky things about car accidents is that pain and other injuries can manifest themselves in mysterious ways. Even if you walk away from a car accident and appear to be totally uninjured, you could wake up the next morning (or the day after that, or two weeks later) feeling awful and experiencing pain all throughout your body. Yet at the same time, these types of injuries are actually incredibly difficult to make a claim against, largely due to the way ICBC and other organizations see them in the first place. This type of trauma is often called a soft-tissue injury and it requires you to keep a few key things in mind.

What Is a Soft-Tissue Injury?

A soft-tissue injury is that is defined by the medical community as damage to muscles, ligaments and tendons located throughout the body. In the event of a car accident, these types of issues are unfortunately very common – they most usually occur throughout the neck and back. Sprains and strains are a regular occurrence in a car accident, due largely to the sudden trauma and fast movement that a person is subject to, along with certain contusions that are ironically caused by the very seatbelt that was designed to protect you in the first place.

Soft-Tissue Injuries and ICBC

Part of the reason why ICBC soft-tissue injury settlement situations are so difficult is because of ICBC’s mentality regarding them in the first place. Insurance companies often define “serious” injuries as fractures and similar problems, suggesting that soft-tissue injuries are NOT serious. Added to this is the fact that the pain associated with non-fracture injuries often cannot be independently verified. A doctor may not be able to point to an X-ray, show a problem area in your body and say “This is exactly why you’re feeling pain”, but this doesn’t mean that your pain is not very real.

All of this underlines the reason why finding an attorney to help you navigate the rough waters of an ICBC soft-tissue injury settlement is so important – lawyers for the insurance company will often try to discredit people who bring claims against them by going through every last detail of their medical history, looking for either something that may have been untruthful or something that they can SAY caused the pain the person now experiences. An experienced, professional lawyer can help make sure this type of thing does not happen to you.

Becker, Lavin & Wessler – Soft-Tissue Personal Injury Lawyers in British Columbia

At Becker, Lavin & Wessler, we understand that the ICBC soft-tissue injury settlement process is often long and complicated – but it’s important for you to understand that this is one road that you do not have to travel alone. Not only can one of our highly experienced and passionate attorneys help you collect all the information you need to get the results that you deserve, but we can also work with you on an ongoing basis to help guarantee that you continue to receive the medical treatment you need when you need it the most.

If you’d like to find out more about the ICBC soft-tissue injury settlement process, or if you have any additional questions related to this or other personal injury topics, please don’t hesitate to contact our team at Becker, Lavin & Wessler today.

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