No accident victim should hesitate to complain about chronic pain. Doctors now recognize the fact that some nerve signals keep firing after completion of the healing process. That finding explains the existence of pain during a time that extends beyond the term of an injury.
Chronic pain should not be viewed as a minor injury.
In Alberta, the damage cap does not apply to those accident victims that suffer with chronic pain. Physicians understand that those unending painful sensations have no predictable end, and do not respond to any treatment.
Victims can describe the nature of those painful sensations.
Do those sensations feel like a stinging pain, a burning pain or a discomfort that seems to shoot through a part of the body? Maybe the victim/patient experiences a sensation that could be described as throbbing or aching. Perhaps that ongoing sensation could be compared to an unrelenting soreness.
Doctors should encourage their patients to try describing their pains. Personal injury lawyers in Edmonton should urge their clients to voice their descriptions of any painful discomfort. It also helps to record the description in a journal or a diary.
Lawyers can call attention to the problems that have become associated with chronic pains.
When those pains get combined with stiffness, the affected man or woman finds it hard to carry out even simple activities. Unfortunately, that is not the only complication that can limit the number of activities completed by the affected adult. An adult’s chronic pains can cause an ongoing tiredness or a general lack of energy.
Mood changes have become linked to unrelenting pains. Did anyone witness mood changes in someone that has filed a personal injury claim? If that moody individual has hired a lawyer, the lawyer’s efforts should include speaking with any such witness. The witness’ testimony can strengthen a client’s mention of pains that never cease.
A spouse or roommate might testify to the affected adult’s poor appetite or terrible sleeping patterns. Someone in constant pain generally lacks much of an appetite, and has trouble sleeping. Such problems work to create an overall feeling of weakness. Surely someone has made note of such strange behaviors.
A good personal injury attorney would track down the contact information for that potential witness. The witness’ statements could be used to back up the details in a journal or a diary. In other words, the combination of evidence would help with proving the existence of the client’s chronic pain.
No defense lawyer could easily refute the veracity of such evidence. After all, even hospitals struggle to interpret the nature of a patient’s painful sensations. Frequently, the patient gets shown a row of faces, some of which are smiling, while others represent a grimace. The patient must select the face of pain.