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Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

A woman involved in a low speed collision accident suffers whiplash on the day of the accident, this is a relatively mild condition that most people overcome in a few days, but her pain does not decrease, instead she develops severe burning sensations, sensitivity to hot, cold, light and even touch.   She is devastated as daily activities she took for granted like cleaning, showering and even moving her limbs become more and more difficult.  She suffers debilitating pain and is forced to take stronger and stronger medications to function.  She can no longer work and has to rely on family members to do many tasks for her.

The name for this devastating condition is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).  Symptoms vary but may include:

  • Severe burning  pain
  • Pathological changes to the skin, hair and bones (such as early osteoporosis)
  • Tissue swelling
  • Extreme sensitivity to touch
  • Muscle stiffness, weakness, or atrophy secondary to severe pain

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome can occur after relatively mild injuries such as whiplash or a sprain.   Unfortunately, the mild nature of the accident or injuries often makes getting help difficult as family, friends and even some doctors may believe the victim is putting on an act or exaggerating the symptoms.   Insurance companies use this to their advantage hiring their own doctors to cast doubt on a victim’s credibility.

At the Law Offices of James Morris we believe you.  We have seen the tragic effects CRPS can have on a person’s life and we have fought insurance companies who claim the initial injury was too mild to result in such pain.  We have made them pay for the terrible pain and suffering our clients have endured.
If you or a loved one is suffering with CRPS after an accident, I urge you to call the Law Offices of James Morris.  We will fight on your side to get you the settlement you deserve.  We have the experience, dedication and resources to help you through this difficult time.
For more information on CRPS please see the following links:

UW Health


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New York pedestrians in danger of a serious injury accident

Pedestrian accidents in New York can happen anywhere at any time, often when you least expect them. Just recently, a 53-year-old Buffalo, NY man was killed while crossing the street. Statewide, 307 people died and 15,321 people were injured in pedestrian accidents in 2009, according to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Pedestrian accidents happen for many reasons. Sometimes, distracted drivers talking on a cell phone or texting while driving cause pedestrian accidents. Other times, drivers fail to observe crosswalks or traffic signals, resulting in a pedestrian accident. Speeding and drunk driving can also sometimes be factors in a pedestrian accident.

Have you been injured in a pedestrian auto accident? You don’t have to suffer because of someone else’s reckless behavior. You have rights. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the legal process. In Western New York, countless injury victims have turned to the Law Offices of James Morris for guidance. Committed to serving our clients’ needs, our Buffalo personal injury attorneys have forged a solid reputation for providing first-class service focused on our clients’ needs.

Serious accidents demand serious attention. We understand how complicated it can be to deal with the aftermath of a pedestrian accident in New York. We can help. Put your trust in a New York personal injury attorney who fights for justice. Contact the Law Offices of James Morris.  We’re focused on results. We’re driven to succeed!

The information contained in this communication is provided for informational purposes only and should not be constituted as legal advice on any subject matter.