A whiplash injury may occur after a motor vehicle accident, usually due to a jerking force that comes from behind. This injury can cause you significant pain and may prevent you from working temporarily or permanently, which might cause you financial hardship.
Whoever caused your accident may be held financially responsible for your whiplash injury and other losses you experienced after the accident. A Seneca whiplash lawyer may help you receive the medical care you need and handle your case.
Call Hammack Law Firm today at 864-326-3333 to find out about our client-centered approach to the law.
People Can Sustain Whiplash and Other Injuries in a Car Accident
The Mayo Clinic explains that whiplash is a common injury that occurs after a rear-end collision, and it could be the symptom of other types of health conditions as well. People who suffer a whiplash injury may experience:
- Pain and stiffness in the neck
- Loss of sensation in their extremities, such as their arms
- Decreased range of neck motion
- Pain in the areas around the neck, such as the shoulders
- Unexplained tiredness
- Changes in vision
- Changes in mood and cognitive function
- Difficulty sleeping
People may face additional symptoms stemming from their whiplash injury. They may also suffer other injuries, especially if the accident was severe. Some other injuries that may result from a motor vehicle collision include:
- Broken bones
- Severe lacerations or cuts
- Spinal cord injury
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury
If you sustained whiplash or any other severe injury, you should have a physician examine your injuries. You may be aware of one or more injuries caused by your accident, but additional injuries may not become apparent until days, weeks, or months after your accident happened. You should also continually monitor your health and report newfound injuries to your doctor.
Injuries Can Cause Secondary Losses
Injuries may cause physical pain, mental anguish, physical limitation, and cognitive damage. Being injured may also cause secondary losses that may also degrade your quality of life.
Being injured with whiplash or another condition might:
- Cause you to miss work and lose your income for an indefinite period of time
- Change the way that you relate to others, including with loved ones
- Cause mental health problems, such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Lead to medical costs
- Cause you to be permanently disabled
- Cause scarring, disfigurement, or other unwanted changes to your physical appearance
- Prevent you from pursuing personal opportunities that you had planned to complete
You may be entitled to receive compensation for the negative effects of an accident. A Seneca whiplash lawyer can fight for compensatory awards on your behalf. Call Hammack Law Firm today at 864-326-3333 for a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a whiplash injury lawyer serving Seneca, call 864-740-8653
Hammack Law Firm Can Help Build an Argument to Assign Fault for Your Accident
Determining who is at fault for your accident may be central to your pursuit of compensation. The American Bar Association (ABA) discusses a few possible standards for fault in the case of a motor vehicle accident, such as:
- Strict liability
- Intentional acts
If your lawyer determines the other motorist should be assigned fault, they may use the motorist’s negligence as the basis of their argument. A motorist is considered negligent in an accident if they violate their duty of care, which may occur if they act or fail to act in a way that a reasonably prudent person would act in the same situation.
Some examples of negligent driving behaviors include:
- Driving without headlights, mirrors, or brake lights
- Failing to ensure that tires and other vehicle features are working
- Changing lanes erratically
- Turning dangerously
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Being distracted while driving
Your lawyer at Hammack Law Firm will review the facts of your accident to determine whether other parties may also be held liable for your losses. For example, an employer may be held liable for their employees’ actions, while a municipality may be responsible if road conditions played a role in your collision.
Upon determining who might be held liable for your accident and subsequent losses, as your lawyer, we can build your personal injury case to pursue compensation from the at-fault party or parties.
Your Legal Team Is Experienced and Will Work Hard to Fight for You
Hammack Law firm lawyers have a combined 50+ years of experience. A HLF lawyer will build a strategy for your personal injury case to seek compensation and will offer advice throughout the legal process. We may complete several legal aspects of your lawsuit, as part of your agreement with your lawyer. More specifically, your lawyer may:
- Hire experts to help with your case for compensation
- Help you gather evidence to support your claims
- Interview witnesses to your accident
- Determine the total value of your accident-related losses
- Monitor the progress of your recovery and keep a running calculation of your medical costs
- File your lawsuit and all other legal paperwork
- Negotiate a settlement
You and your lawyer may prefer to resolve your lawsuit through a settlement. The New York Times notes that a settlement may prevent you from accruing court costs and allow you to potentially obtain compensation without having to deal with the uncertainty of a trial. However, if a trial is necessary, your lawyer may represent you in court.
Hiring a lawyer may allow you to focus more on your recovery while your attorney fights for compensation on your behalf.
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Our Team at Hammack Law Firm Wants to Work on Your Whiplash Case
Motor vehicle accidents can cause lingering injuries, such as whiplash. Whiplash injuries can disrupt your life in numerous ways. Our Seneca whiplash lawyers can help you seek compensation to potentially recover damages you incurred and defend your rights in the process.
Call Hammack Law Firm today at 864-326-3333 for details about how we may serve you.