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  • HOW A MINOR CAR ACCIDENT CAN CAUSE A SERIOUS WIPLASH INJURY

    February 9, 2015

    Car accident victims in the Greater Toronto Area are always susceptible to a motor vehicle accident. Millions of Toronto drivers either drive their vehicle daily or are passengers in a vehicle. Then there those who ride a bicycle, motorcycle or walk to work daily. With a heavy traffic volume it is no surprise that motor vehicle accidents occur by the thousands daily all across Ontario.

    While some of these car accidents are minor others can be quite serious although the impact and the property damage to the vehicle may not have been serious at all. In this short article we will deal with the various types of soft tissue injuries that an accident victim can suffer if injured in a car accident. If you are an occupant injured in a vehicle or a pedestrian struck by a car it is important to know your rights and understand you injuries.

    An injury caused by a car accident can cause sever pain and discomfort and loss of wages and other amenities of life due to someone’s negligence. The injuries are caused to ligaments, tendons, and muscles of various parts of the body and these are typically referred to as “soft tissue injuries”. An accident victim usually experiences no pain immediately after the accident because of shock or the car accident victim is rushed to hospital by ambulance.

    The common types of soft tissue injuries include but are not limited to :

    • Sprains: which is damage to the ligaments that is caused by over extension of a particular joint;
    • Contusions: which are bruises;
    • Strains: which is the over use or stretching of a muscle or tendons.

    A car accident victim can experience extreme pain and discomfort in the days following the collision. This is caused due to the impact that occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle or a stationary object. Depending on the nature and severity of the collision, it can cause the occupant to be thrown about violently inside the vehicle, often times striking the inside of the vehicle.

    WHIPLASH ASSOCIATED INJURY

    Car accident victims most often suffer from some sort of whiplash associated disorder immediately following an accident. Whiplash injuries are often referred to by doctors as cervical strains or hyper extension injuries. Motor vehicle accident victims who suffer an injury from a rear end collision will most often than not suffer from a whiplash which occurs when the severe impact from a rear end collision pushes your head violently backwards and then violently forward.

    Car accident victims often experience the following symptoms which are very common in rear end collisions :

    • Mild, moderate or severe stiffness of the neck
    • Mild, moderate or severe sharp pain in the neck
    • Mild, moderate or severe pain on the upper, mid or lower back
    • Cognitive difficulties including poor memory, poor concentration and difficulty paying attention

    MEDICAL ATTENTION

    If is very important following a motor vehicle accident for the accident victim to get immediate medical attention. It is very difficult to sometimes diagnose a soft tissue injury which can sometimes take days before the symptoms occur. Those accident victims who are taken to hospital by ambulance will undergo X-Rays. Unfortunately these X-Rays are often times unable to show any injury at all.

    It is for this reason that it is critical that the accident victim seek immediate professional medical attention either at a walk-in-clinic or family doctor even thought they visited the hospital following the accident. Seeing your family doctor immediately after an accident will be important in diagnosing and treating injuries that were not apparent when X-Rays were taken at the hospital.

    Remember when you make your claim for accident benefits to your insurance company or if you claim damages against the at-fault driver’s insurance company for pain and suffering, past and future loss of income, loss of competitive advantage at the workplace, loss of housekeeping capacity, future medical and rehabilitation costs and other out of pocket expenses, all the records of you family doctor, hospital and physiotherapy treatment will be used as evidence to support your injuries and claim for damages.

    PROVING WHO WAS AT FAULT

    Sometimes proving who was at fault for the accident can be a difficult task. Police are often called to the scene of an accident and they would routinely question all parties involved and determine who was the at fault driver and that person would usually be given a ticket. Often times this can be difficult due to weather conditions conflicting statements of witness or the drivers and the police does not give any driver a ticket.

    FREE CONSULTATION WITH A NO WIN NO FEE GURANTEE.

    If you were unfortunately involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffer from soft tissue injuries, then please feel free to call one of our soft tissue injury lawyers for a free consultation about your rights and entitlement to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers will answer all you questions and you are under no obligation to retain our firm. If you do decide to retain one of our experienced soft tissue injury lawyers, then we guarantee that we will charge you no fees or disbursements until your case is settled and you receive a cash settlement for your damages. We will give you this written guarantee in writing. We consult across all cities in Ontario and we are available 24/7

  • HOW A MINOR CAR ACCIDENT CAN CAUSE A SERIOUS WIPLASH INJURY

    February 9, 2015

    Car accident victims in the Greater Toronto Area are always susceptible to a motor vehicle accident. Millions of Toronto drivers either drive their vehicle daily or are passengers in a vehicle. Then there those who ride a bicycle, motorcycle or walk to work daily. With a heavy traffic volume it is no surprise that motor vehicle accidents occur by the thousands daily all across Ontario.

    While some of these car accidents are minor others can be quite serious although the impact and the property damage to the vehicle may not have been serious at all. In this short article we will deal with the various types of soft tissue injuries that an accident victim can suffer if injured in a car accident. If you are an occupant injured in a vehicle or a pedestrian struck by a car it is important to know your rights and understand you injuries.

    An injury caused by a car accident can cause sever pain and discomfort and loss of wages and other amenities of life due to someone’s negligence. The injuries are caused to ligaments, tendons, and muscles of various parts of the body and these are typically referred to as “soft tissue injuries”. An accident victim usually experiences no pain immediately after the accident because of shock or the car accident victim is rushed to hospital by ambulance.

    The common types of soft tissue injuries include but are not limited to :

    • Sprains: which is damage to the ligaments that is caused by over extension of a particular joint;
    • Contusions: which are bruises;
    • Strains: which is the over use or stretching of a muscle or tendons.

    A car accident victim can experience extreme pain and discomfort in the days following the collision. This is caused due to the impact that occurs when a vehicle collides with another vehicle or a stationary object. Depending on the nature and severity of the collision, it can cause the occupant to be thrown about violently inside the vehicle, often times striking the inside of the vehicle.

    WHIPLASH ASSOCIATED INJURY

    Car accident victims most often suffer from some sort of whiplash associated disorder immediately following an accident. Whiplash injuries are often referred to by doctors as cervical strains or hyper extension injuries. Motor vehicle accident victims who suffer an injury from a rear end collision will most often than not suffer from a whiplash which occurs when the severe impact from a rear end collision pushes your head violently backwards and then violently forward.

    Car accident victims often experience the following symptoms which are very common in rear end collisions :

    • Mild, moderate or severe stiffness of the neck
    • Mild, moderate or severe sharp pain in the neck
    • Mild, moderate or severe pain on the upper, mid or lower back
    • Cognitive difficulties including poor memory, poor concentration and difficulty paying attention

    MEDICAL ATTENTION

    If is very important following a motor vehicle accident for the accident victim to get immediate medical attention. It is very difficult to sometimes diagnose a soft tissue injury which can sometimes take days before the symptoms occur. Those accident victims who are taken to hospital by ambulance will undergo X-Rays. Unfortunately these X-Rays are often times unable to show any injury at all.

    It is for this reason that it is critical that the accident victim seek immediate professional medical attention either at a walk-in-clinic or family doctor even thought they visited the hospital following the accident. Seeing your family doctor immediately after an accident will be important in diagnosing and treating injuries that were not apparent when X-Rays were taken at the hospital.

    Remember when you make your claim for accident benefits to your insurance company or if you claim damages against the at-fault driver’s insurance company for pain and suffering, past and future loss of income, loss of competitive advantage at the workplace, loss of housekeeping capacity, future medical and rehabilitation costs and other out of pocket expenses, all the records of you family doctor, hospital and physiotherapy treatment will be used as evidence to support your injuries and claim for damages.

    PROVING WHO WAS AT FAULT

    Sometimes proving who was at fault for the accident can be a difficult task. Police are often called to the scene of an accident and they would routinely question all parties involved and determine who was the at fault driver and that person would usually be given a ticket. Often times this can be difficult due to weather conditions conflicting statements of witness or the drivers and the police does not give any driver a ticket.

    FREE CONSULTATION WITH A NO WIN NO FEE GURANTEE.

    If you were unfortunately involved in a motor vehicle accident and suffer from soft tissue injuries, then please feel free to call one of our soft tissue injury lawyers for a free consultation about your rights and entitlement to compensation. Our personal injury lawyers will answer all you questions and you are under no obligation to retain our firm. If you do decide to retain one of our experienced soft tissue injury lawyers, then we guarantee that we will charge you no fees or disbursements until your case is settled and you receive a cash settlement for your damages. We will give you this written guarantee in writing. We consult across all cities in Ontario and we are available 24/7

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