If you received a whiplash diagnosis after a Sandy Springs, Georgia, traffic accident, you may be able to prove the driver who caused your accident is responsible for your injuries. This could allow you to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other accident-related damages in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
A Sandy Springs whiplash lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you with this process if we believe you have a case against the other driver or another liable party. This can include handling all legal work and negotiations on your behalf.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers offers complimentary case reviews for all prospective clients in Sandy Springs. To discuss your case and your legal options with a member of our car accident team, call (404) 888-8888 today.
Whiplash Should Be Taken Seriously
Car accident victims with whiplash may experience severe pain and have a limited range of motion, preventing them from working and returning to their regular activities for weeks. For some, this even becomes a chronic pain condition.
Whiplash occurs because of injury to the soft tissues that stabilize the neck and head. Minor cases of whiplash may fully heal over time with appropriate treatment. However, more serious injuries may cause continued pain or require additional treatment.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), treatment for whiplash could include:
- Medications to relax the muscles and reduce the pain
- Physical therapy
- Other specialized treatments
In addition to pain and difficulty turning your head, whiplash may cause symptoms that include:
- Intense neck pain
- A very limited range of motion in your head and/or shoulders
- Pain in your shoulders and arms
If you experience these or any other symptoms of whiplash in the days following your accident, see a doctor for an immediate evaluation. Seeing a doctor promptly after your accident can help you establish a connection between your car crash and your injuries in your medical record that could be used later on as evidence in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a whiplash lawyer serving Sandy Springs, call (404) 888-8888
Establishing Negligence and Liability in a Car Accident Case
A Sandy Springs whiplash lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can identify the liable party in your traffic accident case and collect evidence to demonstrate they are legally responsible for your injuries when we represent you. This evidence may include:
- The accident report from law enforcement
- Any physical evidence, such as the damage to each vehicle
- Witness statements about what they saw
- The opinions of accident reconstruction experts
- Your relevant medical records
- Medical expert witnesses
- Evidence of your financial losses
- And more
Whiplash often occurs in rear-end accidents, which many people think of as minor accidents. However, these accidents may cause serious trauma and even fatal injuries. If this occurred and your loved one was the victim, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages. Georgia law allows qualifying family members to seek damages following the death of a loved one in a wrongful death case, per O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help with your family’s wrongful death lawsuit as well.
You can learn more about your right to pursue damages and take action against the liable party or parties by calling Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888. A member of our team is standing by to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation on your case when you call.
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Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers understands the seriousness of whiplash and other soft tissue injuries. We also recognize how severe or chronic cases of whiplash may make it difficult to return to work or return to your previous job. This can increase the stress and losses related to your accident and injuries.
We can collect evidence for all of your applicable accident-related losses when we represent you. In general, that damages we may be able to seek for car accident victims with whiplash include:
- Medical treatment and ongoing care
- Physical therapy and support
- Lost income
- Reduced ability to work
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Car repairs and related expenses
- Pain and suffering and additional types of intangible losses
We may be able to recover compensation for our clients during the insurance claim process. However, if the responsible party’s insurance company refuses to make a fair settlement based on our evidence, we will not hesitate to go to trial.
The Statute of Limitations on Personal Injury Lawsuits
You generally have two years from your accident date to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. This statute of limitations is set under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
If you do not file your lawsuit by this deadline, you could lose the right to hold the negligent driver liable in court. Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you protect your right to sue by handling your case within the appropriate timeframe when we represent you.
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Talk to a Member of Our Car Accident Team Today
A Sandy Springs whiplash lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to represent you in an insurance claim or personal injury suit against the party responsible for your traffic accident.
You can discuss your accident, injuries, and losses with a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team today by calling (404) 888-8888. Our initial consultations with accident victims are always free, and we can represent qualifying individuals on a contingency-fee basis. This means there are no up-front payments required, and we only receive fees for our services if and when we secure payment for you in a settlement offer or court award.