Chronic Pain and Auto Accidents

May 18, 2023, Kitchener, Ontario

Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer

a pill minder and drugs on a table with handsDid you know that in 2019 (pre pandemic) there were more than 104,000 collisions in Canada with a personal injury? Over 15,000 of the accidents resulted in serious injury and 2,415 people died in car accidents.

Car accidents can be traumatic and life-changing experiences. They can leave you with physical injuries that can impact your life for years to come. Chronic pain after an accident is a common occurrence and can be caused by a variety of factors. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of chronic pain after an accident, the symptoms of chronic pain, and the importance of hiring a personal injury lawyer to help you with your case.

Causes of Chronic Pain after an Accident

Chronic pain after an accident can be caused by several factors. Some of these include:

  1. Inflammation: Inflammation is the body's response to injury. When an injury occurs, the body sends white blood cells to the affected area to help with healing. However, this process can also cause inflammation, which can lead to chronic pain.
  2. Nerve Damage: Nerves can be damaged during an accident, which can cause chronic pain. Nerve damage can also cause numbness or tingling in the affected area.
  3. Muscle and Tissue Damage: Accidents can cause damage to muscles and other tissues, which can lead to chronic pain.
  4. Psychological Factors: Chronic pain after an accident can also be caused by psychological factors such as anxiety and depression.

Symptoms of Chronic Pain

The symptoms of chronic pain after an accident can vary depending on the cause and severity of the pain. Some common symptoms include:

  1.  Persistent pain that lasts longer than three months
  2.  Pain that is sharp, dull, or achy
  3.  Pain that is localized or widespread
  4.  Stiffness and limited range of motion
  5. Fatigue
  6. Depression and anxiety
  7. Sleep disturbances

Importance of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been in an accident and are experiencing chronic pain, it is important to hire a personal injury lawyer to help you with your case. Here are some reasons why:

1. Legal Knowledge: Personal injury lawyers have a thorough understanding of the law and can help you navigate the legal system.

2. Case Assessment: Personal injury lawyers can assess the strength of your case and provide you with advice on how to proceed.

3. Compensation: Personal injury lawyers can help you obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

4. Settlement Negotiation: Personal injury lawyers can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.

5. Court Representation: If your case goes to court, a personal injury lawyer can represent you and ensure that your rights are protected.

Chronic pain after an accident can be a challenging and difficult experience. It can impact your daily life and make it difficult to perform even the simplest of tasks. If you are experiencing chronic pain after an accident, it is important to seek medical attention and hire a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, obtain compensation for your injuries, and ensure that your rights are protected. Remember, you do not have to face this alone. Call us or contact us online today for your free initial consultation.


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About Deutschmann Law

Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit or call us at 1-519-742-7774.

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