Roadway accidents disrupt your life even when they do not result in injuries. When you walk away from an accident with whiplash, you can find your day-to-day life disrupted even more so. Whiplash can range from an inconvenience to a long-term medical condition.
California Statute of Limitations on Car Accidents
If you suffered whiplash in a car accident in Los Angeles and are thinking of taking legal action, reach out to us as soon as possible because you have a limited time to file a lawsuit. Under the statute of limitations California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1, car accident victims have two years from the accident date to take action against the party responsible for their losses.
We can help you gather evidence, build your case, negotiate with the insurance companies, and file a lawsuit before the deadline runs out. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for help with your case.
There is no reason for you to suffer alone after an accident. Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today to discuss your case with a member of our team at 800-959-1444.
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Addressing Whiplash After an Accident
Whiplash injuries vary in their severity, but they are still among the most common injuries a person can suffer from after an accident on the road. Whiplash describes an injury to your neck that you receive when forced to endure a rapid stop-and-go motion while in a car. These injuries often coincide with rear-end collisions but have also been seen after head-on and failure to yield accidents.
The symptoms of whiplash include but are not limited to:
- Limited neck movement
- Neck pain that worsens when you try to turn your head
- Arm numbness or tingling
The treatment a person needs to recover from whiplash varies based on the severity of her condition. Sometimes, you may not need to visit a medical professional to discuss your injury. Other times, recovery can involve prescription pain killers or muscle relaxants and physical therapy.
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Let a Los Angeles Whiplash Accident Lawyer Walk You Through Your Case
Recovering from whiplash requires your full attention, whether you are seeking out physical therapy or treating your injury at home. Our team wants to give you the helping hand you may need during that recovery process. We can address your case and inform you of your legal rights in a civil case against the other parties involved in your accident, all while:
Sorting Out Fault And Liability
Roles in a case regarding whiplash will vary based on which party the state of California determines is liable for damages. California, according to California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) 405, divides fault between all of the parties involved in an accident. With that in mind, you may still be liable for damages even if you are determined to be at little or no fault for the accident that resulted in your whiplash.
A Los Angeles whiplash accident lawyer will walk you through California’s fault and help you better understand your expected role in your whiplash case. With fault and liability established, we can better assess what compensation to which you may be entitled. We can also discuss the variations on your case that may arise if you can establish evidence of negligence or a specific type of accident.
Establishing Your Case
With fault and liability outlined, our team can better understand your accident as it occurred. Even so, we will need to assess your case from all angles. In doing so, we can figure out how best to present your case.
To establish your case, our team will look into:
- Medical expenses involving your whiplash as well as other injuries or trauma from the accident
- Insurance claims filed by all parties involved in the accident
- Filed police reports
- Visual and audio recordings detailing the accident
- Eyewitness reports
You can rely on our team to do the legwork of case-building for you, allowing you, in the meantime, to recover physically and emotionally.
Determining Your Possible Compensation
Upon establishing the facts in your case, an attorney with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can better assess what compensation to which you may be entitled. Whiplash victims can often fight for compensation regarding:
- Medical bills from consultations and your initial treatment
- Expenses from future medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
The responsible party is legally required to carry auto insurance. We can help you file a claim for the above losses and more.
Communicating with Other Parties
You can choose to try and settle whiplash claims outside of civil court. That said, you will want to stay on top of all of the damages you can fight for after an accident. The team with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can walk you through what damages your case may entitle you to and communicate those damages to the parties deemed liable for them. We will also represent you in court and manage your communications with parties that may otherwise try to undersell your potential settlement.
By taking these responsibilities off of your plate, our team aims to remove some of the stress from your recovery period while also exploring all potential avenues you may have for compensation.
Working with Your Finances in Mind
Vehicular accidents demand much of your time and resources after the fact. The team with Ben Crump Law, PLLC wants to help you recover. With that in mind, we work on contingency. You will only receive a bill for our services if you receive awards in your case. That bill will only come, too, after your case has concluded and you have your new resources available to you. In the meanwhile, you can focus on recovering physically and emotionally.
A Los Angeles Whiplash Accident Lawyer Is Ready To Work with You
Whiplash is an uncomfortable condition, even when it is not severe. That said, you do not have to resign yourself to living with it and its financial, physical, and emotional consequences after a vehicular accident. The team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC does not turn away challenging cases. A Los Angeles whiplash accident lawyer can assess your case and help you understand what awards you may be eligible to receive. Call 800-959-1444 today for a free case evaluation.