Whiplash Injury from a Car Accident
Quincy Personal Injury Attorney
Any type of car collision can be a scary thing, and its lasting effects can be quite painful. Catastrophic injuries can happen in a flash. Though not permanent or life-threatening, whiplash can still be a serious personal injury. As the impact of the collisions sends you flying forward, your seat belt may slam you back, snapping your neck back and forth. You can sustain muscle sprains and tears,
soft tissue damage, and bone breaks along the vital spinal cord. If another party is at fault for you crash, then you may be entitled to a full settlement to help you with medical fees, car bills, and perhaps more. With the help of an experienced car accident lawyer from our firm, you can get the legal representation you deserve. We are dedicated to helping our clients along the path of physical and financial recovery.
Whiplash Symptoms and Costs
Immediately after a car accident, you may be in shock, but you may not feel injured. All the same, you should still go see a physician. Some serious conditions, such as internal bleeding and spinal cord injury are not apparent until 24 hours after the collision. You should certainly visit a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Feeble or tingly arms
- Pain spreading to shoulders and arms
- Blurred vision
- Inability to concentrate
These may indicate that you have whiplash. If you have sustained this car accident injury, you may be experiencing serious pain. You will also have to pay to go to the doctor, and you may need to purchase prescription pain killers. In serious cases, you may even have to undergo expensive therapy. If your job demands physical labor, then this injury may force you to take time off work. You may be kept from work while medical bills pile up and you find out how appallingly expensive it is to repair or replace your car. When someone else is at fault for your injury, you should not be the one paying the consequences.
Compensation for Whiplash Injuries
The most common cause of whiplash is a rear-end accident. In almost 100% of these cases, the driver behind you is liable. If this is the case, then the other driver's insurance is supposed to cover you for damages, pain and suffering, and sometimes other additional expenses. In some cases, the car manufacturer is responsible for your accident. Defective brakes, faulty steering, and poor tires can all cause accidents that are due to poor design and manufacture. Even flawed
seat belts have been known to cause whiplash. If so, then you have an
auto product liability claim on your hands.
If ever someone else is at fault for your accident, then you may be able to get compensation for pain and suffering, car and medical payments, and lost wages. That being said, insurance companies may not be ready to compensate you your injuries. Providers are hesitant to pay up, and they may offer you very little or reject your claim altogether. Car manufacturers are certain to fight against any legal action you take. With a skilled legal advocate on your side, you can protect yourself from insurance bad faith and unjust settlements. A Quincy car accident attorney at our firm can fight for your full rights.
Experienced Car Accident Attorney in Quincy
At our personal injury law firm, we can help you determine whether the other driver and/or a car manufacturer is liable for you injuries. We can then work with you to fight and prove the fault of the parties responsible. Not only do we have years of trusted legal service to our name, but Attorney Flanagan is also a former insurance adjuster. Having once worked with insurance companies, he understands how to negotiate your claim, and he knows when a settlement is much too low compared to what you deserve.
Even if you are concerned about finances in this trying time, you do not have to worry about the cost of retaining legal help. Flanagan & Associates operates on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay when we win. We also will travel out to wherever you are in Eastern Massachusetts to work with you. Getting the compensation you are owed should not add any financial burdens. To get started on your case, you can fill out a free case evaluation, and call to schedule your free initial consultation. Personal injury claims can expire, so do not delay.
Contact Flanagan & Associates today! We are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.