No matter how minor your car accident might appear at first, any time you have been involved in a crash, you could be at risk for neck and back injuries. One of the most common — whiplash — can actually get worse over time if left untreated.
When you’re in a car accident, you should take steps to educate yourself about your options by speaking with an attorney as soon as possible. Car accident settlement attorneys can educate you about getting the medical care you need — and paying for it — protecting yourself while making insurance claims, and all-around advocating for yourself throughout the process of recovery from your accident.
Whiplash is a neck injury. It results from a forceful “whipping” motion of the neck that often happens in automobile accidents. Whiplash is easy for many people to dismiss, especially in accidents that might seem minor at first. However, whiplash and other spinal injuries affect more than two million Americans a year. While it might not always seem obvious from the outside, whiplash damages the soft tissue and bone structures in the neck. In serious cases, whiplash damages the tissues where vertebrae connect, which can cause permanent consequences. Symptoms of whiplash might include:
The damages in a whiplash case will help provide relief to injured people for a wide range of ways their accident has impacted their lives, including the cost of medical care, lost income while recovering, and the impact an injury has on quality of life. The most catastrophic cases we see account for permanent, life-altering impacts.
We look at the whole picture of your accident and its effects on your life. We work to make sure our clients know we have left no stone unturned when calculating neck and back injury compensation. The questions we ask typically include:
Many people try to estimate how much their whiplash settlement will be. The truth is, when you have been injured by a negligent driver, it should be as much as possible for the extent of your injuries. The law affords a number of ways through which we can maximize damages for clients, including:
Maybe you used to coach your daughter’s soccer team, but now you sit on the sidelines because of someone else’s negligence. Texas personal injury law allows you to seek compensation when someone else has hurt you, and that includes financial compensation for the actual costs of your care, but also your pain, suffering, and your overall ability to enjoy your life. Factors taken into consideration often include:
FVF works to help clients determine what kinds of damages they may be able to recover and will work with your medical providers to demonstrate to the jury how your accident contributed.
In addition to the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life, there are other factors that contribute to the amount of your recovery. While some are relatively concrete, such as the actual cost of a surgery you will need or the cost to replace your totaled vehicle, we want every client to understand that the value of their case is also determined by its strength and how far we push to get the most compensation possible. This means factoring in:
Anyone who has been injured in an accident caused by someone else has a right to explore their legal rights and avenues for recovery. When you’ve been hit in an exceptional circumstance, like being the victim of a drunk driver or being hit by a commercial trucker, the number of liable parties responsible may be even greater than just the driver’s insurance company.
FVF wants people injured in car accidents to be empowered, not feel victimized. This means equipping them with the knowledge they need to make decisions about what is best for them.
Calling FVF’s personal injury lawyers as soon as possible after your accident is one step toward protecting your rights. We will help you understand your rights when it comes to dealing with insurance companies, including your own, and can even negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and gather all the evidence required to prove your claim. When insurance companies try to devalue your claim or avoid fair compensation, we can support you in the courtroom.
We don’t take cases if we don’t believe it’s worth it for you to hire a lawyer. Even if we don’t represent you, we believe information and education are two of the strongest tools we can provide you with when it’s time to take back your life after an accident. Comuníquese con nosotros hoy mismo to get started.
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