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The Truth about Why Injury Caps are Nothing but Bad News for You and Your Family

The Truth About Why Injury Caps Are Nothing But Bad NewsAt their core, injury caps are specified as the maximum amount of money that the victim of an auto accident can be paid out based on damage to a particular part of their body, a particular assessed condition that is said to be related to the accident itself or – in many cases – a combination of both.

They’re a topic that has seen quite a bit of controversy recently, particularly after Attorney General David Eby said “we’re looking at caps on minor pain and suffering awards, because there’s been an explosion in the size of awards people receive for minor whiplash and minor injuries.” While this statement may seem to make some level of sense on the surface, it’s also the type of thinking that represents a major problem with how injury claims are handled across the country.

Why Injury Caps Are Nothing But Trouble

One of the major reasons why injury caps are such a bad idea has to do with the uncertain nature of many auto accident-related injuries in the first place. Even if you’re lucky enough to walk away from an accident without any major injuries, you still have to worry about factors like whiplash – something that can manifest itself days or even weeks later in the form of a pounding headache, muscle trouble or even an inability to move your neck.

The problem is that absolutely nobody – not even experienced medical professionals – can tell you how long these symptoms will last or how much care will be required. Also of concern is just how these symptoms will impact not only your daily life, but your job and your income. Compounding the problem is the fact that no two people are created in quite the same way – every injury will be different and every person will require a different level of care.

So what sense, then, does it make to artificially cap pain and suffering compensation for “minor injuries” like whiplash at between $4,000 and $6,000? The answer is simple: it doesn’t. Injury caps don’t just guarantee that you won’t have access to the compensation you deserve to get the level of ongoing treatment that you need, but they also take your rights away in the aftermath of an auto accident at the same time.

This is why it is CRITICALLY IMPORTANT that you write your MLA NOW – and tell them that injury caps are wrong and that you don’t want them for you or for your family.  The time to fight for your rights is NOW.  Here is a link to find the email address for your MLA : https://www.leg.bc.ca/learn-about-us/members

The Becker Lavin & Wessler Approach

Make no mistake about it: injury caps are nothing but bad news for you and your family, but at the same time you still have rights in the aftermath of a car accident and those rights need to be protected at all costs. At Becker Lavin & Wessler, we have over 50 years of combined experience between us doing exactly that, helping more than 5,000 people to put their lives back together and getting the results they so richly deserve.

If you’d like to find out more information about the truth about injury caps, or if you have any additional questions that you’d like to discuss with someone in a little more detail, please don’t delay – contact Becker Lavin & Wessler today.

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