There are so many repercussions after a car accident. Vehicles can end up damaged or destroyed, other property can become lost, victims may suffer injuries, and worst of all, accidents can end in fatality. One common car accident injury is whiplash. It can happen easily and take months to recover from. It can cause pain, headaches, and other symptoms that make it hard to live your life normally.
Suffering injuries after a car accident can be extremely stressful on top of being expensive. If you are in an accident that was someone else’s fault, they could be liable for the costs of your injuries. You can call the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC at (800) 598-7557. The consultation is free. A Colorado Springs whiplash lawyer can walk you through the legal process.
You Have a Right to File a Lawsuit
In 2018, there were nearly 13,000 car accidents in El Paso County, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). Of those, over 1,600 ended with an injury, and 74 were fatal crashes, according to CDOT. These collisions can happen because a driver was disobeying traffic laws, acting aggressively, driving while distracted or under the influence, or otherwise being negligent behind the wheel.
No matter how your accident happened, if you were not at fault, you have a right to pursue compensation for your damages. Whether it was another driver who was negligent or a faulty part on your vehicle, you can receive awards for what you have lost.
A whiplash injury requires much time and money to diagnose and treat. From the doctor’s office to a physical therapy center, you can spend months figuring out the extent of your injuries and then recovering from them. The time spent in appointments is on top of the time you lose resting at home and not being able to enjoy your life the way you once did.
Some of the damages you can recover include:
- Medical bills covering everything from a visit to the emergency room to the costs of your medications at the pharmacy and whatever other medical expenses you have
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity for the time you have lost at work and your future inability to earn the same amount of money that you did before
- Property damage to compensate for the damage to your vehicle and any other property you lost in the accident
- Non-economic damages like inconvenience, humiliation, emotional distress, pain and suffering, and others
These are just some of the awards you can seek in your lawsuit. A lawyer from our team can listen to the details of your accident and injuries and provide an appropriate amount of compensation to include in your lawsuit.
If you want to file a lawsuit for personal injuries from a car accident in Colorado, you have three years from the time of the accident, according to Colorado Revised Statutes (CRS) § 13-80-101. There are some limitations. You can speak with a member of our team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC to find out how the statute of limitations applies to your case.
We know it can seem overwhelming to pursue a lawsuit, but we know the Colorado law. Our team can guide you through the process and do the legal work for you. You will not have to act alone.
For a free legal consultation with a whiplash injury lawyer serving Colorado Springs, call (800) 598-7557
Whiplash is a common car accident injury, often in rear-end accidents. It does not need to be a major impact for you to suffer from whiplash. It happens when your head gets jerked back and forth rapidly. It only takes a small impact to inflict whiplash. Though the prognosis for whiplash is positive, it is still a painful injury. Whiplash can cause a wide range of symptoms, including:
- Neck pain
- Limited range of motion
- Stiff neck
The injury can sometimes progress and begin affecting other areas of the body. Nerve damage can even cause pain in the arms. Back and shoulder pain is also common. If the injury does not heal correctly, the victim can suffer from chronic neck pain, headaches, and a limited range of motion. The symptoms can have psychological effects as well. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), whiplash could cause problems like memory loss, irritability, and even depression.
Treatment of whiplash includes medications, such as muscle relaxers and pain relievers. It could also involve physical therapy to regain the range of motion in the neck. Your doctor will probably send you home with exercises to do every day to relieve pain and strengthen the muscles around your injury. Sometimes, a foam collar can stabilize the neck to prevent further injury or damage. This all adds up to time and money you otherwise would not be spending recovering from an injury. You should not bear the burden of the injury entirely on your own.
From diagnosis to treatment and beyond, whiplash can cost you emotionally, physically, and monetarily. If the accident that caused your injury was someone else’s fault, they should take on the burden of the costs. You can hire a Colorado Springs whiplash lawyer from our team to help you recover compensation with a lawsuit. The attorneys at Ben Crump Law, PLLC want to help you.
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Do Not Delay
You have three years after your accident to file for damages in Colorado. We can help you put together a case. You could receive compensation for medical bills, including medications and equipment, property damage to your vehicle, and more. Your Colorado Springs whiplash lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC can stand by your side and fight for you and your family.
You can begin the process right now. Call us today at (800) 598-7557 for your free consultation. We can tell you how the statute of limitations applies to your case, how much you can pursue, and answer your legal questions. You will not owe us anything unless we win. We want to help you get what you deserve.