Hammack Law Firm understands how serious a case of whiplash can be. Although some people believe whiplash injuries are minor, we know that that is not always the case. Some whiplash injuries can lead to lifelong problems in the regions affected. Whiplash can cause pain that disrupts your life and your ability to work. It may require ongoing treatment or force you to adjust to a life with ongoing symptoms.
If another driver’s negligence caused your accident and gave you whiplash, a Pickens whiplash lawyer from Hammack Law Firm may be able to assist you with filing a claim against the responsible parties. We can also file personal injury lawsuits and represent our clients on trial.
Dial 864-514-8192 for a free case assessment with a member of our team. Hammack Law Firm may be able to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis with no advanced payments required.
Whiplash Signs and Symptoms
Whiplash injuries may be caused by a forceful impact during a car accident. This impact can cause your head and neck to jerk violently forward and backward, leading to soft tissue injuries.
Symptoms of whiplash may include:
- Difficulty moving the neck
- Pain in the neck
- Feeling exhausted or dizzy
- Having headaches
- Feeling frustrated or irritable
- Difficulty remembering things
- Difficulty focusing the eyes
The Mayo Clinic recommends that anyone experiencing whiplash symptoms after a car accident should receive an evaluation by a doctor.
For a free legal consultation with a whiplash injury lawyer serving Pickens, call 864-514-8192
Liability for Your Whiplash Injuries
If you are looking into the process of filing a car accident claim for your whiplash injuries, one of the first things that you may need to do is identify the responsible party. If another party’s negligence caused your accident, they may be liable for your injuries.
Hammack Law Firm can launch an investigation to help you find out who is responsible for your accident when we represent you.
Some common ways that a negligent act may cause a car accident include:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Violations of traffic law
- Defective auto parts
- Poor vehicle repairs
- Poorly designed roads
- Dangerous intersections
- Failure to maintain their vehicle
- Failure to supervise employee drivers
- Failure to train employee drivers
- And more
Depending on how your accident occurred, the liable party may be:
- Another driver
- A negligent mechanic or component manufacturer
- A negligent municipality
- Another negligent party
Sometimes, more than one party is liable for an accident. Hammack Law Firm can help you find evidence that points to the cause of your collision, as well as who could be liable when we represent you. This may include photos or videos from the accident, witness statements, testimony from accident reconstruction experts, and more.
If you believe another party was responsible for your accident, call Hammack Law Firm today at 864-514-8192. A member of our team is standing by to discuss your accident and your legal options in a free, no-obligation case review.
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How Whiplash Injuries Can Negatively Affect Your Life
Unfortunately, whiplash injuries are not always minor. Soft tissue damage in the neck and shoulder region may be painful and limit your range of motion. Some severe cases of whiplash can result in lifelong pain.
Your whiplash injuries could prevent you from working in certain types of jobs. You could be unable to return to work for a time, causing financial issues. The pain caused by whiplash could diminish your life happiness. In addition, whiplash injuries may prevent you from participating in activities you enjoy.
A Pickens whiplash lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can evaluate the ways the accident has impacted your life when we calculate your damages.
Damages in a Car Accident Case
The following types of damages may be available in a car accident case:
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Cost of mental health treatment
- Cost of physical therapy
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Inability to earn a living
- Pain and suffering
- Lost life enjoyment
- Mental distress
- And more
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Working with Hammack Law Firm on Your Case
When a Pickens whiplash lawyer from Hammack Law Firm represents you, we can perform a large number of duties on your behalf.
After we have identified the liable party and collected evidence to argue your case, we can add up all of your losses to come up with an appropriate settlement amount. We can then put your case together, complete the claim paperwork, and submit it to the responsible party’s insurance company.
If the responsible party’s insurance company challenges your claim, we can engage them in settlement negotiations. If necessary, we are more than willing to file a personal injury lawsuit and go to trial on behalf of our clients.
Hammack Law Firm can also answer your questions, keep you updated on your case, and provide legal advice to you throughout our work together.
A Deadline for Personal Injury Lawsuits
It is important to bring your claim within the legal time frame in South Carolina. Per SC Code § 15-3-530, there is a general three-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. If you wait longer than this to take legal action, it could mean that your lawsuit gets dismissed.
To discuss the specific deadlines that pertain to your case, call Hammack Law Firm today.
Reach Out to Hammack Law Firm Today
A Pickens whiplash lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can work to hold those who caused your whiplash injuries accountable for their behavior while you focus on your recovery.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our team, call Hammack Law Firm today at 864-514-8192. We offer representation on a contingency-fee-basis, where our clients have no obligation to pay us attorney fees unless and until they recover compensation in a court award or settlement offer.