The neck contains the upper part of the spinal column (often referred to as the cervical spine or "c-spine"), which includes an important network of muscles and nerves. The sudden impact of a vehicle collision can harm these muscles and nerves, causing serious injuries. Common symptoms of neck injuries include pain, loss of mobility, and numbness and tingling in the arms. Neck injuries can have a devastating effect on an individual's quality of life.
If you have suffered a neck injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you are entitled to make a claim for financial compensation to ICBC. At Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP, we recommend reaching out to a skilled ICBC injury lawyer before calling ICBC. We can initiate your ICBC claim for you, thereby ensuring that your claim is properly handled from the beginning.
You may not know how much your claim is worth or what kinds of damages are compensable through ICBC. Compensation for neck injuries may include pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, out-of-pocket expenses (including medical expenses), the cost of future care, past and future wage loss, and loss of earning capacity.
Contact our lawyers to discuss how your neck injury has affected your life. We will help you file a claim in pursuit of full and fair compensation.
Types of Neck Injuries
In the aftermath of a collision, it may take weeks or months for the full effects of your injuries to become clear. A neck injury, whether it be whiplash or a more serious injury to the cervical spine, needs to be carefully evaluated by a doctor to ensure that a proper diagnosis is made.
A neck injury can involve many specific diagnoses and symptoms, including:
- Herniated or bulging discs
- Spinal cord damage
- Muscle strain or sprain (also called whiplash)
- Stiffness and loss of range of motion
The physical effects of a soft tissue injury, combined with the logistical burden of an insurance claim, can place victims under enormous stress. Our lawyers are here to help. Our dedication to client care, combined with our recognized litigation skills, results in high-quality representation for our clients.
Contact Our Experienced Team
Initial consultations are free, and we take cases on a contingency fee basis. We welcome inquires by telephone at 604-259-0846 in Vancouver or 866-826-9772 elsewhere in British Columbia. You may also contact us online. We offer two convenient office locations in downtown Vancouver and in North Vancouver.