Some people experience lasting and intense pain in the aftermath of a motor vehicle accident. Though frequently the subject of attack by insurance defense counsel on the basis that the symptoms appear disproportionate to the severity of the crash or the nature of the injuries, such medical conditions as chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD) are anything but imaginary or psychosomatic.
Because the intensity of the discomfort suffered by people with CRPS or RSD is hard to explain in terms of the trauma suffered, people who experience the symptoms of a chronic pain syndrome can have trouble getting their complaints taken seriously. For this reason, you may encounter difficulty when you present your compensation claim to ICBC.
Your personal injury team at Murphy Battista knows that chronic pain conditions such as CRPS or RSD can be identified against standard diagnostic criteria, and we ensure that the right tests are administered before ruling out the possibility that these conditions are present. Recognized symptoms include severe and continuing pain with markedly increased skin temperature present in the affected area.
Our ability to present properly documented medical evidence of a chronic pain condition and relate its cause to a particular traumatic accident can help you get the treatment you need. It can also protect the value of a compensation claim before ICBC or a private insurer, depending on the circumstances of your accident.
To work with lawyers who know how to evaluate and investigate chronic pain conditions such as CRPS or RSD, contact Murphy Battista for a free consultation.