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Love & Your ICBC Injury Claim

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

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6/16/2013
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LOVE is what makes the difference !

There truly is nothing more important to a person's recovery from injuries suffered in a car accident than LOVE !

I've represented injured people who were all alone in this world. Individuals lacking emotional support of any kind. And I've gone to bat for injured people who were surrounded by loved ones. Friends, family etc. who showered them with emotional support.

Guess who fared better when it came to recovering form their car accident related injuries ?

Ok. So it wouldn't surprise me if you're more than a bit sceptical about the LOVE premise I've just laid out. But it isn't just yours truly who believes that LOVE is the  overriding factor when it comes to recovery from injury.

Dr. Dean Ornish is a widely acclaimed American cardiologist. Commenting on the healing power of LOVE and intimancy in his book, Love & Survival - The Scientific Basis for the Healing Power of Intimacy, Dr. Ornish says: " I am not aware of any factor in medicine - not diet, not smoking, not exercise, not stress, not genetics, not drugs, not surgery - that has a greater impact on our quality of life, incidence of illness and premature death from all  causes."

No doubt there will be some who will dismiss the theory being put forward by both myself and Dr. Ornish on the basis that it's unscientific. After all, it's impossible to measure LOVE. Or to precisely quantify the degree to which it impacts an individual's recovery. And you can't design a laboratory experiment to reproduce the impact of LOVE on an individual.

All that may be true. But. I couldn't put it any better than Dr. Ornish when he says: " Although I respect the ways and power of science, I understand its limitations as well. What is most meaningful often cannot be measured. What is verifiable may not be what is most important. And, as British scientifst Denis Burkitt once wrote, ' Not everything that counts can be counted.'"

 Modern medicine has contributed a good deal towards assisting the recovery of individuals who've been injured in car accidents. But modern medicine has its limitations. LOVE really is the most powerful healing force when it comes to recovery.

I hope you're lucky enough to be surrounded by it if you get hurt in a car accident.



Category: Pedestrian Accidents


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