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Injury Types
Each case is unique
Different injuries affect individuals differently and have varying functional impacts on each individual's ability to work and perform activities of daily living.

The manner in which your case is handled will depend on the type of injury you have sustained. Different injuries affect individuals differently and have varying functional impacts on each individual’s ability to work and perform activities of daily living. Each case is unique. The number and type of medical experts necessary to properly prove your case will depend on the nature of your injuries and the functional impact your injuries have in your life.

Spinal Cord Injuries

We have handled many cases involving spinal cord injury. In the initial stages we work with our clients, their doctors, and care givers to make sure that all available rehabilitation funding is maximized to promote their fullest possible recovery.

It is imperative in spinal cord injury cases to conduct a thorough investigation as soon as possible after the injury occurs in order to identify every possible person or entity that could be at fault, so that one can be sure every possible source of insurance is identified and evidence is preserved to prove the injured person’s case against each responsible party. If this is not done there is a risk that there will be inadequate insurance available to compensate the injured person.

Spinal cord injuries have a devastating impact on people’s ability to work and function. In order to quantify a spinal cord injured person’s damages in a courtroom, a host of medical evidence is necessary to explain the nature and effects of the injury to the judge or jury hearing the case. Additionally, the evidence of a life-care planner is essential to provide the court with evidence of the future care and implements that will be necessary to restore the injured person’s physical and emotional well-being to the furthest extent possible. We cover the expense of the experts necessary to prove our client’s cases in court. We routinely collaborate with the top professionals working in the requisite fields. In every case, we ensure that the expert evidence is fully developed, so that we can advocate for every available dollar to make a difference in our clients’ lives.

We offer a free no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingent fee basis, meaning we don’t get paid until our client’s recover damages. Please call Guy Collette or Richard Parsons for a consultation.

Brain Injuries

Brain injury cases are extremely complicated and can be difficult to prove. Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe. In order to prove a brain injury case, it is often necessary to obtain evidence from specialists in the areas of physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, psychiatry and neuro-psychology. In addition to the evidence of the experts, there must be evidence from family, friends and co-workers who knew the injured person before and after the accident and can provide evidence of the nature and extent of the changes the person has suffered due to the brain injury.

The proper preparation and presentation of a brain injury case requires extensive knowledge and experience. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to advance brain injury cases for our clients, and we retain the leading experts in the field of traumatic brain injury in order to prove our clients’ cases.

Chronic Pain

In recent years, the body of medical knowledge concerning the mechanisms that cause some people to experience widespread chronic pain following trauma has grown exponentially. It is now understood that some people are susceptible to developing a sensitization of their nervous system following a traumatic injury. As a result of this sensitization, people who suffer from chronic pain experience unrelenting and debilitating pain that is far more significant than would be expected in a person with similar injuries who does not suffer from chronic pain. In the past, because people with chronic pain reported pain beyond the levels of pain that would be considered normal in a person without chronic pain, their reports of pain were sometimes doubted or disbelieved.

Chronic pain cases are always defended vigorously by insurance companies precisely because the chronic pain sufferer reports pain that is beyond the level that would commonly be expected. It is common in chronic pain cases for defendants to suggest to judges or juries that the chronic pain sufferer is exaggerating or even lying about the pain being experienced and its effects on his or her life. For the chronic pain sufferer, this sort of approach is demoralizing.

We have extensive experience in dealing with chronic pain cases. We work with the top experts available in our chronic pain cases in order prove what is really going on for our clients and to help them secure fair compensation.

Neck, Back & Other Injuries

The human body was not designed to travel at high rates of speed and, unfortunately, when an accident occurs, the rapid acceleration and deceleration forces involved often cause injuries to people’s necks and backs. We have experience acting for clients with neck and back injuries ranging from mild to severe. We have acted for clients who suffer from mechanical neck and back pain, disc herniations, facet joint injuries and sacroiliac joint injuries.

We retain the best experts available to prove the cause of our clients’ neck and back pain and to illustrate the nature and extent of the functional limitations our clients experience due to their injuries.

Shoulder and Knee Injuries

Due to the wear and tear we all put on our shoulders and knees over time, cases involving shoulder and knee injuries often raise complicated causation issues. Because our shoulders and knees are essential to our ability to work and perform the activities of daily living, an injury to a shoulder or knee can have devastating consequences. We have acted for many clients with shoulder and knee injuries, and we are experienced at dealing with the issues that arise in these types of cases. We have worked with the leading joint specialists in BC in order to prove our cases. If you have experienced a shoulder or knee injury, call us for a free consultation.

Fatalities

In BC, the Family Compensation Act provides that the dependents of a person who has died due to the negligence of another may recover financial losses. Regrettably, claims for pain and suffering are not permitted. However, the loss of a parent’s love, guidance and affection is considered a financial loss.

When acting for the dependents of a deceased person, it is imperative to prove what the deceased person would have contributed to their dependents in terms of money or familial services had they survived. This type of analysis often involves complicated financial and accounting evidence in order to maximize the case for the victim’s family. We have acted in many fatality cases, and we have the knowledge and experience to help families recover following a fatality. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one due to another person’s negligence, please call us for a free consultation.