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Did You Sustain Whiplash in a Crash?
Our Sterling Heights MI car accident lawyers are ready to fight for you
Whiplash injury is commonly seen in car accidents, often in rear-end accidents. It’s a painful and restricting injury that can impact your daily activities. It can also affect your ability to work, and leading to a loss of income. The car accident lawyers at The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm understand the impact that whiplash can have on your life, and we fight to help you recover full and fair compensation.
During a collision, your head can whip backward and forwards violently, much like a whip cracking. For example, in your neck, the muscles, ligaments, and tendons may have been stretched beyond their usual range of motion limits. Your symptoms may include soreness, tenderness, pain in the back, neck or shoulders, stiffness, headaches, and dizzy spells. Symptoms may also take a day or two to appear after a car accident crash.
It can take a couple of weeks to several months to recover from whiplash. In some cases, whiplash injuries can cause herniated disc, broken bone, or pinched nerve. Initially treatment often involves rest, physical therapy, muscle relaxer or pain medication. You may also need to wear a neck brace or collar for a short period of time. You may need follow-up visits with your doctor or specialists to make sure you are healing properly.
Do I have a claim if I get whiplash?
You deserve financial compensation for the whiplash injuries you suffered in a car accident caused by the negligence of another person, but it can be a complicated process and depend on the effect the injury had on your normal life e.g., work, sports, recreation, and hobbies. All too often, the insurance company may not take your injuries seriously. An experienced personal injury lawyer knows how to prove your case and can take the necessary steps on your behalf to build a strong case that leads to a successful resolution to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
The at fault, negligent driver, may have been distracted, speeding, drowsy, drunk, driving recklessly or fell asleep at the wheel, but the driver may still deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility for your accident.
Don’t expect much help from insurance companies because they are looking out to protect their profits. The goal of the insurance adjuster is to minimize the payout to you. The insurance company will look destroy your claim so its profits can be kept growing. ou don't know, but the insurance company will use several well-known tactics to try to limit your financial compensation.
Most insurance companies often don’t take whiplash injury seriously and may challenge the nature and extent of your injuries. Or they may argue that your symptoms are from a pre-existing arthritis or some other pre-existing medical condition. The insurance company may also argue that you caused the accident and that they are not required to pay anything. In some cases, they’ll make an unrealistically low settlement offer that falls far short of covering the damages you suffered.
Do I need an attorney for my whiplash case?
Whiplash is a serious and painful injury, but it can be difficult to prove if you don’t have the proper tests. A lawyer with experience, legal knowledge and resources can help find expert witnesses who understand your injury. We can help build a strong case and get medical opinions from treating experts to convince the insurance companies that it’s in their best interest to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs.
The insurance companies have lawyers working to defeat your claim. You need the best car accident lawyer on your side because we are long history of fighting and winning big car accident cases. Our firm knows how insurance companies work and we stay one step ahead of them fighting for your rights. We know how to fight back to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
We start by getting the facts and circumstances of the accident determine who caused the car accident. Our legal team gathers your evidence and carefully reviews accident police report and medical records. We can help identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we bring in accident reconstruction experts and other specialists to help us understand how the accident happened and who was at fault.
The Statute of Limitation for Car Accident Whiplash Injury
In Michigan, the law gives you three years from the date of the car accident to file a whiplash lawsuit. If you don't file a lawsuit before the three years expire, you can never bring a claim for your whiplash injury. Don't wait, hire our expert car crash lawyers to protect your rights.
Our firm has been fighting for the injured since 1994 and have earned a super reputation among defense attorneys and insurance companies for winning car crash whiplash cases. They know that we are always prepared with strong case winning strategy, and we don’t stop fighting for clients until we get the necessary results to bring back results that make a difference in your life. It’s one reason why many of our past satisfied clients refer us their friends and family. We are often able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs and if necessary, we don’t hesitate to file suit.
If you suffered whiplash in a Sterling Heights MI car accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to today at 248-352-2110 or toll free at 866-HIRE-JOE to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer. Our law firm is BBB A+ rated.
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