Yes. But It takes a firm with Knowledge of the Law on both sides of the Border.
Lawyers For International Insurance Issues
Given the proximity of British Columbia and Washington State, and the ease of travel between them, many people who cross the border each day end up suffering injuries in a “foreign” country. Whether you are commuting to work, taking a short trip or even visiting a friend, the potential for a motor vehicle accident exists.
Unfortunately, the legal process for international accidents contains an additional layer of complexity. Throughout the history of our practice, the lawyers at Cross Border Law have endeavoured to become skilled at representing clients in both Canada and the United States. We understand the subtle legal nuances as well as the major administrative differences between the two countries.
Lawyers in Washington State, for example, might not understand how ICBC underinsured claims work. Additionally, there are significant strategic reasons for negotiating a settlement in one country before the other.
When you need a lawyer experienced in both Canada and the United States, call or email Cross Border Law.
Whiplash — often referred to as a cervical sprain — is a spinal injury suffered due to the violent, sudden motion where the head is snapped in multiple directions outside the normal range of motion. This type of injury can be difficult to diagnose, and many injured individuals find it challenging to recover monetary damages. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer can provide the guidance and representation you need.
Cervical sprains and soft tissue injuries do not usually present with visible indications of the damage done. Unless the injury is sufficiently severe, the damage might not appear on diagnostic tests such as an X-ray or MRI. At Cross Border Law, we understand the challenges that injured individuals face after a car accident. By representing clients in both Vancouver and Seattle, our firm has gained insight into how personal injury cases proceed in both countries. If you are an American citizen injured in British Columbia, or a Canadian citizen injured in Washington State, schedule a free consultation today.
INJURIES TO THE SPINE IN A CAR ACCIDENT
Injuries can widely vary depending on the types of vehicles involved, the angle of the collision and the speed at which the vehicles collided. The sudden, jarring motion of two vehicles colliding will often result in spinal cord damage. Whether this damage is localized to the neck or other parts of the spine, an individual might suffer loss of sensation, loss of motion or chronic pain.
The effects of whiplash — severe pain, loss of movement, numbness, headaches, fatigue, etc. — can impact all facets of an individual’s life. From difficulty sleeping to the inability to concentrate at work, an injured person can feel long-term effects after a seemingly minor accident.
If you were injured in an accident and fear you might have whiplash, it is important to seek the care of a medical professional immediately. When you have questions about your legal options for monetary recovery, contact our firm by phone or through email.
Apr 30, 2018 — There is a protest against the ICBC/NDP caps being organized by our friends, the Road BC Coalition, happening this Saturday May 5, 1 p.m in Surrey, BC in front of NDP MLA Jinny Sims’ office. The protest will also be situated at the neighbouring “Bell Centre for the Performing Arts”. Please go!
Please stay on pedestrian areas, do not block traffic and do not interfere with businesses in the shopping plaza. We are not part of the ROAD BC coalition but strongly support their goals. The protest address is 14360 64th Ave, Surrey, BC.
We encourage everyone reading this to come by with signs opposing the NDP government caps plan especially the part which defines “mental illness” as a “minor injury”. Most mental illnesses are NOT minor injuries contrary to wording in the government’s planned law.
Please tell the NDP government that the labeling of mental illnesses in this way is UNACCEPTABLE in 2018 British Columbia!
Thank you and see you all there on MAY 5, 1 p.m.!