Chronic pain is a lesser-known facet of many personal injury cases, but a lawsuit can yield substantial compensation if well-proven. Chronic pain is a general term applied to any pain that persists for several months. In many cases, it affects the victim’s ability to work or perform daily living activities.
Although chronic pain frequently falls under the category of pain and suffering in a personal injury claim, it can also stand on its own.
CHRONIC PAIN EXAMPLES
WHEN YOU SHOULD CALL A LAWYER
Just about every injury will result in some amount of pain as it heals; this short-term pain experienced during the healing process is known as “acute pain.” On the other hand, chronic pain usually presents all over the body and persists for more than three months.
The existence, extent, and cause of chronic pain can be difficult to prove. As such, insurance companies often dismiss claims of chronic pain in an effort to minimize their losses. However, chronic pain can be one of the longest-lasting effects of an injury, significantly and negatively impacting the victim’s quality of life. For this reason, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced Alberta personal injury lawyer if you are suffering from chronic pain after a personal injury.
MAKING A CLAIM
By their nature, chronic pain cases require a great deal of evidence acquired over an extended period. Because it is hard to prove the existence of chronic pain, insurance companies and other defendants will often question the victim’s credibility by implying that the victim is exaggerating the extent of their pain or fabricating it entirely. On top of the psychological and physical stress that a chronic pain sufferer deals with, this mercenary treatment can take an extra toll.
But you don’t have to shoulder a chronic pain lawsuit alone. You deserve a compassionate advocate in your corner who understands this complex area of the law. An experienced Alberta personal injury lawyer will thoroughly analyze the details of your case, help you gather powerful evidence to substantiate your claim, protect you from overly invasive probes into your privacy, choose credible expert witnesses, and position you for the maximum settlement amount.
CALL ROBERTS LAW TODAY
At Roberts Law, we don’t treat clients like a number. We tailor our service to each client’s unique needs because we understand that every case requires a different approach. Our dedicated, compassionate legal team has been protecting the rights of personal injury victims throughout central and southern Alberta For years, and we have an impressive track record of obtaining substantial settlements for our clients. Call us today at 587-391-5110 for a free and confidential consultation about your case.