Fear of Crossing the Street After being Hit by a Car - Your ICBC Pedestrian Injury Claim
Car hits pedestrian. Pedestrian loses BIG TIME.
It's really that simple.
And as for the injuries that a pedestrain suffers when they're hit by a car, often the emotional/psychological problems are worse then the physical injuries.
One of the common emotional problems that pedestrians suffer from following their accident is a fear of crossing the street. This fear can range from mild anxiety to a full blown panic attacks ( of course there are a host of points on the spectrum between these two conditions).
As a result, I often get asked whether this fear is considered part of a pedestrian's pain and suffering claim when it comes to their ICBC injury claim settlement.
In short, the answer is YES.
Here's the thing. In order to get fully compensated, all of a pedestrian's injuries must be recognized when resolving their claim for pain and suffering. Psychological/emotion injury is exactly that, INJURY.
This type of injury is entirely legitimate and deserves to be treated as seriously as a pedestrian's physical injuries.
In addition, it's important to recognize that all the injuries which a pedestrian suffers in an accident must be medically proven. So, seek treatment for any psychological/emotional problems which you're suffering from as a result of your pedestrian accident. It's a necessary part of getting you properly compensated for this aspect of your ICBC injury claim.
Post a comment
Post a Comment to "Fear of Crossing the Street After being Hit by a Car - Your ICBC Pedestrian Injury Claim"To reply to this message, enter your reply in the box labeled "Message", hit "Post Message."