Whiplash can cause lasting injuries, and some victims may experience temporary or permanent disability as a result. While an insurance company may question the seriousness of your whiplash injuries, you deserve to have an advocate for your full compensation.
If you were involved in a car accident and suffered whiplash, you may be able to seek compensation from a negligent party. Whether you are filing an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, our Plano whiplash lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help. If you are facing medical expenses, lost work, and pain and suffering, call in the Strong Arm.
Our Attorneys Can Help You with Everything from Your Insurance Claim to a Personal Injury Lawsuit
After a car accident, some people may be tempted to accept the first settlement offer that comes in from an insurance company. However, once you accept an insurance settlement, you lose your right to seek more compensation if further losses arise from the original injury.
With our lawyer working for you, this will not happen. Aside from calculating what fair compensation would look like in your case, we can:
- Investigate the accident
- Determine fault and liability
- Communicate with insurers and the lawyers of the defendant
- File an insurance claim and handle all paperwork associated with it
- Negotiate compensation with insurers
- File a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary
- Represent you in trial
Some cases do not have to go to trial to settle, but we will be prepared to do so when fair compensation is on the line.
In the event that you lost a loved one to an accident, we can also help you seek compensation for your losses related to their passing, such as funeral or burial expenses, medical costs, and more.
Applicable Statutes of Limitations in Your Case
If you do decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, you do not have forever to do so. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, you have two years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. This same timeline applies to wrongful death cases.
A lawsuit filed any time after that deadline risks being dismissed in court. When fair compensation is the goal, the sooner you start your case, the better. You do not want to be stuck footing the bill for medical expenses and lost wages because you did not start your case on time.
We can help you comply with the statute of limitations as long as you contact us soon after the accident.
Symptoms of Whiplash Can be Delayed
One of the reasons to seek medical attention immediately after a car accident is that the symptoms of whiplash can be delayed. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), whiplash may take several days to manifest symptoms. Even if you feel fine after an accident, it is worth seeking a medical exam in light of the disabling effects whiplash can have on the body.
Additionally, another reason to seek medical attention is the evidence it can provide for your case.
Documenting Your Injuries Can Help You Seek Compensation
It is important to attend your medical appointments and make a record of the effects of the injury on your health. This will help you seek fair compensation from the driver who caused your accident.
If you require ongoing medical care, you may be able to seek a settlement amount that will cover any future medical expenses related to your injuries. You may eventually require months or years of physical therapy, for example.
Your injury could eventually cause you to experience a temporary or permanent disability, which can also affect your ability to work. You may find that you experience a reduction in earning capacity due to your injuries. We can help you factor these losses into the value of your case.
When you work with a Plano whiplash attorney from our firm, we can help assess the extent of your injury’s effect on your life, your health, and your finances so that you can seek fair compensation. We can also help you avoid accepting a settlement offer that does not cover your future expenses related to your injury. Instead, we can advise you on a fair settlement and when it may be in your best interest to accept an offer from an insurance company.
Call in the Strong Arm Attorneys Today for Help with Your Whiplash Injury Case
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, our Plano whiplash lawyer wants to go to work for you pursuing fair compensation against the liable party. We handle car accident cases, and we understand how dangerous whiplash can be. We can help you file a car insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, if necessary.
We will take into account both economic and non-economic losses to help you seek fair compensation. We also work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning we do not charge an upfront attorney’s fee for our representation. We collect payment only if we secure compensation for you. This way, you can get started on your case as soon as possible.
Give us a call for a free consultation today.