People who are involved in car accidents often suffer from whiplash, a type of soft tissue injury that can occur when one vehicle is rear-ended by another. The impact can cause the neck of the person in the front vehicle to quickly move forward and backward.
If you suffered whiplash in a car accident, you may be experiencing pain and stiffness that makes it difficult or impossible to work, care for your loved ones, and do things you used to enjoy. The loss of income, on top of unexpected medical bills, may be causing your family to struggle financially. The sudden and dramatic changes may also be taking an emotional toll on you, straining your relationship with your spouse, and affecting your relationships with your children.
A Dallas whiplash accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation for your injuries. Ben Crump Law, PLLC represents people across the United States who suffered injuries in motor vehicle collisions and helps them seek justice.
We may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf to ease the financial burden and to help your family move forward. Call our office at 800-959-1444 to discuss your injuries with a member of our staff and to learn more about how we may be able to assist you.
Symptoms of Whiplash
People who have whiplash often experience pain in the neck, shoulders, and back. If soft tissue and ligaments in the neck are overextended, that can cause severe and prolonged pain. Victims may also suffer from headaches and dizziness. Often, symptoms of whiplash do not begin to present until one or more days after a collision.
The severity of whiplash symptoms can vary widely. Some people experience mild discomfort, while others suffer from debilitating pain that makes it impossible to work and to perform regular household activities.
You may gradually come to realize that your injuries are far more severe than you initially thought they were. The crash possibly caused damage to your vertebrae, discs, or nerves that may continue to affect you for months or years, or possibly even for the rest of your life. Because of your injuries, you may be unable to return to the job you used to do. You may be permanently disabled and may never be able to work again at any job.
For a free legal consultation with a whiplash injury lawyer serving Dallas, call 800-959-1444
How an Attorney May Be Able to Help You
If you experienced whiplash due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation. The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision to figure out what happened and who was liable. We can review your medical records to better understand the extent of your injuries, how they have affected your life, the types of treatment you have undergone already, the types of medical care that you will need in the future, and whether your doctors expect you to make a full recovery or to have permanent effects.
Once we gather all that information, we can file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who was liable for the collision to seek compensation for your past and future medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Personal injury cases, and whiplash cases in particular, are often difficult and time-consuming to resolve.
Soft tissue injuries are not visible on x-rays and other diagnostic tests. In cases involving whiplash injuries, an attorney for a defendant may dispute the severity of the victim’s injuries. A lawyer may even claim that the victim was not injured at all. Our team can present information from your medical records and other sources to support your claim.
The driver who hit you may argue that your actions caused or contributed to the collision. If you were partly to blame for the crash, you may still be entitled to a financial award. Texas has a comparative negligence law that allows a person who suffered injuries in an accident to obtain compensation, even if he or she shared some liability. You may receive compensation for your losses as long as you were not more than half liable for the crash. A sum of money that you would have been entitled to if you had not shared any blame for the accident can be reduced by a percentage to account for your amount of fault.
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A Dallas Whiplash Accident Attorney Can Help You Seek Justice
If you suffered serious injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical treatments, lost income, and pain and suffering. A Dallas whiplash accident lawyer may be able to help you seek justice. Ben Crump Law, PLLC can seek a settlement to fairly compensate you for your injuries. Call today to speak with a member of our team.
Our team can illustrate how the accident has affected your quality of life and work to secure fair compensation. If the other party’s attorney argues that you did not suffer whiplash or that you are exaggerating the seriousness of your injuries, we can present evidence (such as the accident report) to back you up. Our team also can present information from your medical records and other sources to support your insurance claim or lawsuit.
If you are thinking that you could not afford to hire an attorney, that should not be a concern. Ben Crump Law, PLLC follows a contingency model. We do not charge clients we represent in personal injury cases any up front fees. Our firm covers costs and only gets paid if we secure compensation for a client through an out-of-court settlement or a trial verdict.
Work with a Dallas Whiplash Accident Lawyer
Under the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit in Texas is two years from the date of injury. Since whiplash cases are often disputed, our team will need time to conduct interviews, examine your medical records, and build a case. Contact us today at 800-959-1444 so we can get started as soon as possible.