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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.

How Do Canadian Hit-and-Run Accident Laws Work?

Published on Jan 24, 2019 at 3:13 pm in Car Accidents.

Car accidents are jarring experiences for everyone involved. After one occurs, the drivers usually exit their vehicles, exchange information, report the incident to the police if they have to, and then move on from there. But what happens when the person who caused the accident flees the scene? These situations, called hit-and-run accidents, are serious criminal offenses.

It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with Vancouver’s hit-and-run accident laws so you’re aware of what you’re supposed to do after a car accident and what the other person failed to do.

How to Avoid Causing an Accident in Winter Weather

Published on Jan 10, 2019 at 3:50 pm in Car Accidents.

While wintertime brings holidays and winter sports, the first major snowfall of the year is often accompanied by an increase in auto accidents. As a result, many suffer from preventable injuries and some even lose their lives. While Vancouver may not see a significant amount of snow each year, this can make it even more dangerous because drivers aren’t prepared when it does fall.

It’s important to remember there are ways you can avoid car crashes and keep yourself and your passengers safe in winter weather. In order to know how to avoid accidents, it’s important to know why they happen. Let’s take a look at the top causes of winter car accidents.

5 Traffic Laws in Vancouver You May Not Know About

Published on Nov 29, 2018 at 2:20 pm in Car Accidents.

Nearly everyone drives at some point in their life. People generally know the basics of driving laws: follow the speed limit, don’t tailgate, and so on, but there are a few areas where people may not know the law. Unfortunately, this can lead to people making uninformed decisions that endanger themselves and others, and could potentially result in an auto accident. If you’ve been injured because of a reckless driver, a Vancouver car accident lawyer from Wishart Brain & Spine Law can help you.

Breaking Down Vancouver’s Most Dangerous Streets and Roads

Published on Nov 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm in Car Accidents.

Vancouver is the most densely populated city in Canada. As a result, it means our roads often see heavy traffic which can lead to a high risk of auto wrecks in and around the city. While there’s no way to completely protect against the possibility of a collision, you can make yourself aware of the more dangerous spots. If you’ve been involved in a crash that someone else caused, our Vancouver car accident lawyers can help you with your ICBC claim to ensure you receive the results you deserve.

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