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Ontario Whiplash Lawyers

  It is easy to underestimate the severity and extent of pain that clients’ can experience from a soft-tissue injury. What may start as a small ache in the back after a collision can evolve into a more serious and debilitating injury.

  • If you have been injured in a collision and sustained whiplash, it is vital that you receive immediate care and treatment. At Juzkiw Law, our team of injury lawyers can assist injured persons with the support, advice, and advocacy they need.

Evidence of Whiplash

  • The most common occurrence of whiplash stems from ‘rear-end’ collisions. Whiplash can also occur in other types of Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Falls, and other types of trauma and sporting accidents.
  • The detection and diagnosis of a whiplash injury may be difficult to detect at first. As a result, it is imperative to seek treatment as soon as one notices their symptoms. These symptoms may include:

o   Neck pain and stiffness

  • Neck pain content Tab: Neck and shoulder pain can be classified in many different ways. Some people experience only neck pain or only shoulder pain, while others experience pain in both areas.

o   Headaches

  • Headaches content Tab: Headaches can be more complicated than most people realize. Various kinds of headaches can have their own set of symptoms, happen for unique reasons, and each can require different courses of treatment. The most common types include:
  • Tension Headaches – Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. They cause mild to moderate pain and come and go over time. They usually have no symptoms.
  • Migraine Headaches – Migraine headaches are often described as pounding, throbbing pain. They can last from 4 hours to 3 days and usually happen one to four times a month. Along with the pain, people have other symptoms, such as sensitivity to light, noise, or smells; nausea or vomiting; loss of appetite; and upset stomach or belly pain.    

o   Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades

  • Shoulder content Tab: The shoulder is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. Common injuries to the shoulder as a result of trauma include:
  • Frozen shoulder: Inflammation develops in the shoulder that causes pain and stiffness. As a frozen shoulder progresses, movement in the shoulder becomes severely limited.
  • Rotator cuff tear: A tear in one of the muscles or tendons surrounding the top of the humerus. A rotator cuff tear may be a sudden injury.
  • Labral tear: An accident or overuse can cause tear in the labrum, the cuff of cartilage that overlies the head of the humerus.
  • Shoulder impingement: The acromion (edge of the scapula) presses on the rotator cuff as the arm is lifted. If inflammation or an injury in the rotator cuff is present, this impingement causes pain.
  • Shoulder dislocation: The humerus or one of the other bones in the shoulder slips out of position. Raising the arm causes pain and a “popping” sensation if the shoulder is dislocated.                                              

o   Low back pain

o   Pain or numbness in the arm and/or hand

o   Dizziness

  • Dizziness content Tab: Various parts of your body – including your eyes, brain, inner ear, and nerves in your feet and spine work together to keep you balanced. When a part of that system is off you can feel dizzy. Dizziness can be a sign of something serious, and it can be dangerous if it makes you fall.    

o   Difficulty concentrating or remembering

o   Irritability, sleep disturbances,  fatigue

o   Muscle Strain

 

  • It is vital that when you meet with your doctor be sure to explain the full extent of your symptoms and injuries. Left untreated, whiplash can become a chronic condition affecting your ability to work. It can also affect your everyday activities of daily living, social and recreational activities. A whiplash injury can have a lasting effect on your life. However, treatment early on  can aid in preventing pain and suffering.

 Effective Representation for Your Back and Neck Injury

  • At Juzkiw Law, our team is committed to providing our clients with support, competence, compassion, and the representation they need. We at Juzkiw Law understand the impact a serious whiplash injury can have on your life and your finances. We will work hard to secure the maximum compensation for our clients who have sustained a soft-tissue injury. Results that matter.

Serving Ontario: Whiplash Injury Lawyers

  • We can answer your questions about the legal process and explain your options. To discuss your case with a compassionate and experienced lawyer at Juzkiw Law, contact us online, or call 416-290-5055. Your first consultation is free of charge. If by chance you are unable to come to us, an appointment can be arranged for us to come see you. 

 

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