North Vancouver Psychological Injury Lawyers
Psychological injuries suffered in a car accident or other traumatic event can have a devastating effect on an accident victim’s quality of life. It’s not uncommon for accident victims to experience symptoms such as flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, depression, hypervigilance, driving phobias, and more. These symptoms can cause accident victims to withdraw from their families, avoid social situations, and miss work. Presence of any of these symptoms can eventually lead to diagnoses of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), clinical depression and chronic pain syndrome.
Psychological injury claims can be complex and difficult to navigate as psychological injuries will often be swept under the rug by insurance adjusters who focus on more objectively identifiable physical injuries. Then when pressed, insurance companies will look very carefully at an accident victims pre-accident medical records for any evidence they can find that might possibly suggest a pre-existing psychological issue, in an attempt to reduce or deny the claim. That is why it is very important following an accident to discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer before speaking with ICBC or any other insurance company.
How We Can Help
At Poyner and Company, our personal injury lawyers have experience helping people who have suffered a variety of psychological injuries. While you focus on your recovery, we will deal with the insurance company, so that you are getting the medical attention or counselling that you need, and that you are eventually compensated fully for your injuries and other losses, including compensation for pain and suffering, out-of pocket medical expenses, future medical and rehabilitation costs, and any past and future lost income.
Contact Us Today
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident or other traumatic event, we can help you. If you think you have suffered a psychological injury or are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, contact Poyner and Company today to discuss your case with one of our personal injury lawyers. Initial consultations are free of charge, and legal fees are based on a percentage of your overall settlement, and not collected until your claim is resolved. We are conveniently located near Capilano Mall in North Vancouver.