Collisions between motor vehicles are a common source of personal injuries in Austin and throughout Texas. While most people imagine broken bones, separated joints, and paralysis as the most serious examples of these injuries, whiplash is a common injury that can negatively impact a person’s life.
An Austin car accident lawyer at our personal injury law firm can help you pursue the monetary compensation you need to get your life back on track following a whiplash injury. The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can investigate the cause of the crash, gather evidence that assigns fault and liability, and demand fair payment for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call in the Strong Arm today to discuss your legal options during a free, no-obligation consultation.
How Loncar Lyon Jenkins Can Help You With Your Whiplash Car Accident Case
When you get the Strong Arm involved in your personal injury case, it is our goal to handle your case from initial consultation to settlement agreement. And our focus is not only to build you a strong insurance claim but to build you a case file that is ready to go to court if need be.
You can count on us to:
- Collect all of the documents, reports, and records related to your whiplash accident
- Investigate the accident scene, taking photos and collecting videos
- Take any eyewitness testimonies
- Consult with medical experts on your prognosis and accident reconstruction experts about the incident
- Identify who caused your accident and whether there were multiple parties
- Determine all of the damages in your case
- File your accident claim with the insurance companies
- Speak on your behalf and negotiate a fair settlement
- Represent you in court if necessary
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How Whiplash in an Austin Accident Could Affect Your Future
Especially after rear-end collisions, car crashes can significantly strain your neck, causing various whiplash symptoms. The resulting whiplash can require extensive and costly medical care. Additionally, the accident itself may impact your overall quality of life and ability to earn a living.
Most people who suffer whiplash following a car crash are fortunate in that the impact on their life is temporary. With proper care and time, most whiplash patients make a full recovery. However, this does not mean that the injury is not serious. If left untreated, a whiplash injury that follows a car crash can leave you with permanent limitations. Even with medical attention, these injuries can cause significant pain and require you to make inconvenient changes to your daily routine.
The Economic Damages You Can Demand Following a Car Accident
The role of an Austin accident attorney from our law office is to seek out the compensation you need to get your life back on track. This goal includes reimbursement for all your economic damages. Economic damages are all the necessary medical care, including the ambulance ride, treatment in the emergency room, and physical therapy sessions you receive.
In addition, you may be able to claim lost income in your claim for economic damages. If your injury leaves you unable to work while making your recovery, or even if you missed some time from work to seek medical care, these are compensable losses. Your losses could also include property damage.
You Could Also Demand Non-Economic Damages From the Accident
Finally, a personal injury claim should evaluate your non-economic damages. Non-economic damages include the effect of the incident on your emotional well-being. Whiplash can be extremely painful and may cause you to experience flashbacks or develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The legal team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can work to connect this reduction in your quality of life to the accident.
In short, an accident claim for damages should place you in the same financial position in which you would have been if the accident had never occurred.
Proving Fault in a Whiplash Accident Case
There is no doubt whiplash is a serious condition that can impact every part of your life. However, the severity of your injuries is irrelevant when considering which party is responsible for the crash. In every motor vehicle accident case, it is essential to demonstrate that a negligent party’s poor decisions while behind the wheel were the reason for the collision.
You Must Show That the Negligent Party Owed You a Duty of Care
To recover a fair settlement, you must prove another party’s failures or actions resulted in your accident. Since many whiplash injuries result from rear-end collisions, the cause of your accident may include tailgating, speeding, or a failure to stop at a red light.
Our Austin personal injury lawyer can help to gather evidence that proves that the negligent driver:
- Failed in their responsibilities
- Those actions contributed to the accident
- You were injured as a result
- You suffered financial, physical, and emotional losses
Such pieces of evidence our investigators will collect can include:
- Police accident report
- Medical records, doctor’s notes
- Witness statements
- Expert witness statements
- Photos of the accident scene and accident-related injuries, traffic cam footage
Our personal injury attorneys will recover all relevant evidence that helps us build your case and prove the liable party is responsible for your damages.
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Whiplash Is a Serious Car Accident-Related Injury
As stated, whiplash is one of the most common physical injuries affecting injured parties in car accidents. According to the Mayo Clinic, a sudden change in momentum can cause a person’s neck to move in a whip-like manner. This motion is most common in rear-end collisions where a seat belt works to restrain a person’s chest but is powerless to protect the neck and head. However, it is also possible for whiplash to result from other types of car crashes.
The severity of whiplash will vary from person to person. In mild cases, symptoms can include neck pain and stiffness, a limited range of motion in the neck, and dizziness. In these situations, Mayo Clinic recommends pain medication and exercise as a course of treatment.
However, some instances of whiplash are far more serious. If the bones in the neck or spinal cord suffer damage in the crash, pain can radiate to other parts of the body, or neurological symptoms may arise. In these situations, you may feel the impact of an accident for months or years after the collision.
Seek Medical Attention As Soon As Possible After Your Car Accident
It is always essential that you seek immediate medical care after a car crash. This works not only to promote your physical recovery but also to connect your injuries to the collision. Our auto accident lawyers encourage all our injured clients to seek prompt medical attention.
Additionally, you must follow and complete your doctor’s medical orders for similar reasons. For one, you should follow your doctor’s orders for your health recovery. For another reason, if you fail to follow all of your doctor’s orders, the insurance company could claim that you were not as injured as you claimed to be.
Keep in Mind the Statute of Limitations Deadline for Car Accidents in Texas
Another essential part of a successful case is timing. The state’s statute of limitations controls how long an injured person can pursue fair compensation via a personal injury lawsuit. Under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003, this time limit is generally two years from the date of a crash.
You can get in touch with Loncar Lyon Jenkins by calling us today for legal guidance. We can explain what obligations go into building and pursuing a successful case and civil lawsuit against the responsible party in the whiplash accident.
We Offer a Contingency Fee Service to Personal Injury Victims
We can work on your case to recover financial losses, and we can do it at no upfront cost to you. Our injury attorneys use their legal experience to see awards for you, and they do it on a contingency basis. This means we do not accept any payment for representing you unless you win your case. If not, you don’t owe us any money.
Learn About Your Austin Whiplash Injury Case Options During a Free Case Review
Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents that occur in Austin and throughout Texas. Rear-end collisions come with the highest chance of this outcome. Still, other accidents involving drowsy driving or distracted driving can result in victims suffering whiplash injuries and other conditions. It is no secret that whiplash can cause severe injuries to your neck and spinal cord. Many of these injuries can affect your life for months or years.
The driver who is at fault for your accident may be financially responsible for your losses. Still, it falls to you to prove that another driver’s poor decisions were the cause of the collision.
Contact Loncar Lyon Jenkins Today
An Austin whiplash car accident lawyer can help you prove your case. The entire team at Loncar Lyon Jenkins wants to work with you to recover the appropriate compensation for your accident injuries. You deserve to be compensated for economic damages and non-economic damages that someone else caused. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.