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Lanark accident results in compensation for soft tissue injury.

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Lanark accident results in compensation for soft tissue injury.

Soft tissue injury compensation- Lanark accident

Soft tissue injury

Accident Scenario:

Our client suffered a serious soft tissue injury. We worked closely with “CW” to ensure she received maximum compensation for her soft tissue injury.  CW was a 38-year-old married woman with two teenage children from Lanark, Ontario. One day, her husband was driving their vehicle when a vehicle travelling in opposite direction swerved into their lane causing a collision.

Injuries Resulting From Accident:

CW suffered soft tissues injuries to her lower back, hip, shoulder and neck. Prior to the collision CW suffered from a pre-existing back injury that prevented her from working for periods of time in the past. Unfortunately, because of her accident, her symptoms of back pain did not resolve and became worse. She continued to experience numbness and tingling in her arms and legs. In addition she was diagnosed with anxiety and depression that was causally related to the motor vehicle collision. CW was unable to return to work as Personal Support Worker.  Thankfully she was able to go back to work on a part time basis as a babysitter.

Compensation for soft tissue injury :

After private settlement conference, we were able to get the insurance company to settle. CW received $157,000 from the tort action and continues to receive monthly  Ontario Accident Benefits to cover her expenses.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Many people believe  that soft tissue injuries are less painful and less severe that other injuries such as fractures; however, a soft tissue injury can have much more long lasting effects. Some soft tissue injuries can be life-altering and can leave individuals with the inability to return to life as they once knew it.  After an accident, it may take  days for the soft tissue damage to appear. Often times, our clients come to us and have symptoms but need to wait to see the full extent of their injuries. Often times, the soft tissue injury isn’t diagnosed until after  x-rays,  CT scans or MRIs have been performed. From there, often times physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic therapy are often recommended. Our Ottawa injury lawyers know that it is important not to rush a settlement in a personal injury case where soft tissue injuries are involved. It’s important to have a full diagnosis so that the life long impact of the soft tissue injury can be determined and properly compensated.

If you are suffering from a soft tissue injury, it’s important that you receive proper medical treatments and that you hire an experienced Ottawa personal injury lawyer to ensure that your soft tissue injury is properly compensated.