If you suffered whiplash in a rear-end accident, side-impact crash, or as a result of another type of collision, the driver who hit you may be liable for your damages. To obtain compensation from the at-fault party, you will need to show it was the driver’s negligent behavior that led to the crash.
While a police report can help substantiate your claim, you may need to go a step further and gather additional evidence. Rather than taking on the burden of investigating and proving your case yourself, you can hire our law firm to handle this for you. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we offer multiple legal services to victims of negligence, starting with a free case assessment.
Why Hire a Brookhaven Whiplash Lawyer After an Accident?
After an accident that resulted in whiplash and other injuries, you likely have many questions, including:
- Is whiplash a compensable injury?
- How much is a whiplash injury claim worth?
- Do I have to pay for medical care even though I’m not at fault?
- What will the other driver’s insurance company cover?
- How do I know if the settlement the insurer is offering is fair?
- Do I need to sue the other driver in order to recover compensation?
If you have asked yourself any of these questions (or have other concerns), you could benefit from hiring a Brookhaven whiplash injury lawyer from our firm. Not only can our team provide you with answers to these questions and many others, but we can also help you prove your right to compensation.
When another driver causes an accident, they should be held liable for the damage they cause. However, several factors can affect your ability to recover compensation for your injuries and other losses. When you work with us, one of our attorneys can guide you and protect your right to financial support. Explore some of our services below:
We will Communicate on Your Behalf
When a crash results in injuries such as whiplash, you might receive a call from the other driver’s insurance carrier asking you questions about your condition. These questions might include topics like how severe your injury is, what you were doing at the time of the accident, and so on.
While it might seem harmless to answer these questions, the way you word your answers could affect your settlement. Insurers are known to collect statements from accident victims and later use them to reduce the value of their claims or deny them completely.
To help you avoid this, you may want to let a lawyer from our firm handle any correspondence you receive from the insurance company or the other driver. We can speak on your behalf and relay any messages while protecting your claim.
Valuing Your Damages Appropriately
If you don’t want to be financially responsible for accident-related costs from another driver’s mistakes, it is vital that you identify and calculate each of your damages. Anything left out of your case will be your responsibility to pay.
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we know how crucial financial recovery can be in the aftermath of a collision. That is why our firm takes damage valuation so seriously. A Brookhaven lawyer from our team will comb through your case evidence to compile all the damages you qualify to recover and estimate their value.
If the insurance adjuster attempts to offer a lower settlement than what you are entitled to receive, your attorney will be able to catch this and work to negotiate a better deal.
Negotiating With the Insurer
Sometimes, the insurance company will offer a settlement that does not take into account all of the damages you qualify to recover. If your attorney finds it necessary to negotiate with the insurer, our team will issue a counteroffer supported by the evidence we collected in your case.
If the insurer refuses to cover some or all of your accident-related expenses (or if there isn’t enough coverage to pay your claim), you may need to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. We can help you prepare your case for trial and represent you in court.
What Types of Damages are Available in a Whiplash Injury Case?
When you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you may be entitled to recover several different types of compensation. Some examples of the damages you could potentially receive include:
- Pain and suffering: This refers to the physical pain and emotional suffering you experience because of the accident.
- Lost wages: This may be recoverable if your injury prevented you from working.
- Medical expenses: This should include the cost of the care you received just after the collision and the cost of the care you will need in the future.
Act Before the Filing Window Closes
There is a deadline to get your personal injury lawsuit filed, so we recommend that you reach out for legal representation for your case as soon after the accident as possible.
The timeframe Georgia has set for most personal injury cases is two years from the date of the accident under OCGA §9-3-33. If any exceptions apply to your case, we can determine this and help you identify your deadline to file.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Wants to Help You Exercise Your Rights
Whiplash injuries are often painful and costly to treat. If you are looking to recover compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more, contact our team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers.
We will review your case and determine if and how much money you are entitled to receive for your whiplash injury. Call (404) 888-8888 for your complimentary case assessment.