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Fear of Crossing the Street After being Hit by a Car - Your ICBC Pedestrian Injury Claim

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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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.




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