People can experience lasting and intense pain long after a motor vehicle accident. Often the subject of attack by insurance defense counsel because these symptoms appear disproportionate to the nature of the crash or the severity of the injuries, such medical conditions as chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) are anything but imaginary or psychosomatic.
The level of discomfort suffered by people with CRPS or RSD is hard to explain in terms of the particular trauma suffered. For this reason, people who experience these symptoms in the aftermath of a collision or other accident can have trouble getting their complaints taken seriously. Therefore, you may encounter difficulty when you present your claim for compensation to ICBC.
Your personal injury team at Hauer and Company knows that chronic pain conditions such as CRPS or RSD can be identified with adequate diagnostic criteria, and we ensure that the right testing and therapy are provided. Recognized symptoms include severe and continuing pain with markedly increased skin temperature present in the affected area.
The ability to produce documented medical evidence of a chronic pain condition and relate its cause to the particular traumatic accident can help get the treatment and compensation you deserve. This protects the value of compensation claims before ICBC or another insurer, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
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