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What You Should Know After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Published on Jan 8, 2020 at 7:43 pm in Car Accidents.

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When an accident occurs, police are typically first on scene followed by fire and ambulance attendants. The roads are closed, and traffic is redirected from the scene. Anyone injured is immediately assisted and if necessary, taken by ambulance to the hospital. Police complete accident reports that include statements, names and photographs of the accident scene. Any injury that is significant, fatal, or if the accident requires greater investigation, a traffic analyist will be called to the scene before the vehicles are removed. Once police have completed their initial investigation, the cleanup begins, and the tow trucks are dispatched.

How to Prepare for a Homecare Plan After an Accident

Published on Sep 26, 2019 at 2:15 pm in Car Accidents.

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The initial assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan your health care practitioner puts in place for your accident related-injuries is aimed at helping you recover at home and at work. Sometimes, they may recommend additional treatments or new ones if your recovery is taking longer than planned. When your injuries are severe to the point you can’t complete everyday tasks, a homecare plan can be prepared.

Homecare plans are established through the ICBC. They help accident victims maintain their independence through their recovery period while making sure everyday tasks are accomplishable. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident that was caused by someone else and are having difficulty with tasks that used to come easy, your lawyer can help you seek a homecare plan.

What Does the Term “Crashworthiness” Mean?

Published on Aug 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’re driving a car, you want to know that it’s dependable. The car is able to get you to your destination without breaking down and will protect you in the event of an accident. You may also look into crashworthiness. Crashworthiness focuses on occupant protection to reduce the number of fatal and serious injuries that occur each year. This line of research helps improve vehicle design and safety measures for the benefit of vehicle occupants.

The Most Dangerous Road Conditions to Watch for in Vancouver

Published on Aug 8, 2019 at 1:22 pm in Car Accidents.

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All across British Columbia there are hundreds of car accidents every day. A significant number of those accidents happen in Vancouver. While negligent drivers are often the cause of crashes, there are instances where dangerous road conditions are a contributing factor.

Even the safest driver is bound to run into dangerous road conditions every once in a while. When that happens, it’s important for the driver to know what to do and how best to avoid an accident. The most dangerous road conditions to watch out for in Vancouver typically involve highway and bridge problems, electrical problems, seasonal issues, and wildlife crossings.

How Driving Speed Affects the Severity of a Car Accident

Published on Jul 25, 2019 at 2:26 pm in Car Accidents.

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While some drivers always pay attention to the road’s speed limit, it sometimes seems like others treat it as a suggestion. They do not fully grasp how going 10 km above the speed limit could increase their chances of getting into a crash and how much worse their injuries could be. Here’s what you need to know about the effects that speeding can have on the resulting implications of a car accident:

Am I at Risk for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) After an Accident?

Published on Jun 20, 2019 at 3:54 pm in Car Accidents.

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When you’ve been in a car crash, you may have injuries. You may expect to get treated for common injuries like whiplash or a broken bone. You think you’ll undergo treatment and will heal over time. But sometimes, pain may persist, indicating that something more may be happening. It’s possible that you may have complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS. This kind of injury can be difficult to diagnose and treat. When the medical bills start to compile, you need someone who will fight for your rights to compensation. Wishart Brain & Spine Law has skilled Vancouver car accident lawyers who can get you a fair settlement after a negligent driver has harmed you.

5 Tips to Ensure a Safe Summer Road Trip

Published on Jun 6, 2019 at 6:58 pm in Car Accidents.

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With summer comes family vacations, weekend trips, and trips to new destinations. Unfortunately, not all drivers are responsible behind the wheel. Negligent drivers may choose to drive distracted or fatigued, or break traffic laws in an attempt to get to their vacation location faster.  When this happens, accidents are a real possibility. The increased traffic on the roads also contributes to a rise in crashes.

If you’re planning on taking a road trip this summer, there are steps you can take to ensure you have a safe trip and arrive at your destination unharmed. It’s important to note that the majority of the steps take place before you even get behind the wheel.

5 Facts You May Not Know About Vancouver Auto Insurance Laws

Published on May 9, 2019 at 2:52 pm in Car Accidents.

Whether you’ve had your auto insurance policy for years or you’re in the market for a new one, it’s important to understand how Vancouver’s auto insurance laws work. This will ensure you are following your legal obligations and have access to the resources you need in the event you are in a car accident. Let’s take a look as five facts you may not know about auto insurance laws in Vancouver.

Identifying the Signs of Shock After a Car Wreck

Published on Apr 11, 2019 at 2:21 pm in Car Accidents.

When people think about car accident injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and burns often come to mind first. Not every injury is visible, however. Sometimes, the most dangerous injuries are the ones that impact the body and mind from the inside.

Immediately following a collision, it’s possible the people involved could go into a state of shock. This condition can be psychological or physical. While the psychological shock is likely to wear off within a few hours, the physical condition can result in serious complications, medical emergencies, and even death.

Most shock victims aren’t able to identify the signs of the condition themselves, so if you’ve been in a car accident being able to recognize the signs could save someone’s life. To understand the signs and symptoms associated with the condition, you first have to understand the different types of shock the body can go into.

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