Whiplash rates turning heads in BC

July 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/23/2002, Vol. 167 Issue 2, p179
Academic Journal
Reports that the claims rate for whiplash in British Columbia is more than twice the rate for any other jurisdiction in the world. Percentage of whiplash cases following automobile accidents in B.C.; Idea that so-called high claims behavior may be explained by the earning potential of lawyers from such cases.


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