Psychological Injury Explained
A psychological injury is the mind’s response to a traumatic event. In cases of motor vehicle accidents, the symptoms of psychological injury may be post-traumatic stress, depression, difficulty sleeping and driving anxiety, to name a few. These can affect all aspects of your life, including your performance at work, your home life, your recreational activities, and your personal relationships.
For over 20 years, McKechnie & Company has provided legal advice and strategies to clients in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia. Whether it’s a mental health issue such as depression, or another psychological ailment, our lawyers will provide you with solid legal advice about fair compensation.
Fair And Reasonable Compensation
Diagnosing psychological injuries and evaluating fair compensation for them can be difficult. People respond differently to trauma and the symptoms, treatments, and timeframes for recovery can vary greatly between cases. For example, anxiety about driving a car can surface in a matter of days for some while others will develop post-traumatic stress symptoms several months later. What may prove easy for one person to overcome may prove difficult for another.
As with any significant injury, it’s important to document the progress of your psychological injuries. Our firm will strive to assist you in this and to ensure that from the time of your accident to settlement or judgment, you act in a way that assists your recovery and supports your claim for fair compensation.
Practising personal injury law for over 20 years, our firm has developed a positive relationship with many ICBC adjusters. This relationship gives us in-depth knowledge and insight into how ICBC approaches personal injury cases. Using this knowledge, we can assist you in building your claim and help you achieve a fair and reasonable outcome.
We strive to reach a resolution quickly and cost-effectively. We negotiate reasonable terms with ICBC that protect your interests. Should your case require litigation, we use our experience litigating for ICBC in building a strong case for you.
Tell Us About Your Injury Now
If you are suffering from a psychological injury as a result of a motor vehicle collision, you should start working on a claim as soon as possible. Call McKechnie & Company at 604-800-2690 or toll-free at 877-393-3469. You can also arrange a consultation by sending us an email using our online form.