Dallas Whiplash Injury Lawyer
Our law firm can help you with your car accident neck injury claim or lawsuit
One of the most serious – and most misunderstood – car accident injuries is whiplash. Some people don’t believe that whiplash or similar types of neck injuries are real. But the reality is millions of people sustain whiplash injuries every year in car accidents. And such injuries can be very painful and serious.
So what should you do if you sustained whiplash or another type of serious neck injury in a car accident? What are your legal options? If another driver caused your crash, you should be compensated for your injury-related expenses. That’s the law in Texas. And our Dallas whiplash attorneys can help you demand the money you deserve.
For more than two decades, our Dallas car accident lawyers at The Marye Law Firm have been helping injury victims throughout north Texas. As a result, we know how the legal system really works when it comes to such complex legal cases. As your attorney, we thoroughly investigate your accident and demand the money you rightfully deserve. You can count on us when it matters most.
What is whiplash?
Whiplash is a type of neck injury in which the neck muscles become strained and sprained. Whiplash often occurs due to someone’s head being violently thrust forward and backward in a car accident.
As explained above, many people consider whiplash a minor neck injury. But the reality is many permanent impairment injury claims filed for car accidents involve whiplash injuries. According to some estimates, 60 percent of permanent impairment claims involve whiplash.
Common whiplash injury symptoms include neck pain after the car accident, headaches, stiffness, and dizziness. Whiplash signs may also include delayed pain.
One of the reasons why whiplash can be so serious is that many whiplash injury victims experience chronic neck pain weeks, months, or even years after their accident. This is why it’s critical that whiplash injury victims have their neck injury diagnosed and treated right away after their accident. They could also have another injury, such as a concussion. Then consult a neck injury attorney as soon as possible.
What are other common neck injuries?
While whiplash might be the most common neck injury due to a car accident, it’s not the only type of neck injury people sustain in serious accidents. Other neck injuries can include:
- Neck sprains
- Neck strains
- Muscle damage in the neck
- Soft tissue damage in the neck
- Fractured neck bones
- Fractured vertebrae (small bones forming the backbone and supporting the spine)
- Neck lacerations (cuts)
Not sure if you have a neck injury due to your car accident? Have a doctor examine you right away. If left untreated, many neck injuries can be very painful and can have serious consequences. Don’t take chances with your health. Take action. See a doctor immediately.
What accidents often cause such injuries?
While many different types of car accidents can cause neck injuries, certain types of crashes are often to blame. These include:
- Rear-end accidents, perhaps the most common type of collision associated with whiplash and other neck injuries. This is due to the violent forward and backward motion to the neck often caused by such crashes.
- Head-on collisions, especially at intersections or on rural roads.
- T-bone or side-impact accidents.
- Low-speed accidents, sometimes as slow as 12 mph. Your car doesn’t need to be going fast to sustain a serious neck injury.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
An experienced whiplash attorney can be a huge help if you sustained whiplash or another type of neck injury due to a crash caused by another driver. The biggest reason why is insurance companies often don’t believe whiplash injuries are real. As a result, don’t be surprised if the at-fault driver’s insurance company tries to deny your whiplash injury claim.
Our law firm knows the games insurance companies play when it comes to whiplash and other neck injuries. That’s why we want to help. When you have our legal team on your side, you can make sure your injury gets the attention it rightfully deserves. Our law firm can:
- Thoroughly investigate your accident and search for evidence in support of your claim.
- Consult with accident-reconstruction experts if necessary.
- Negotiate a settlement agreement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf.
- File a lawsuit if necessary on your behalf seeking damages, the legal term for financial compensation.
Taking legal action might be necessary for several reasons, especially if the at-fault driver’s insurance company acts in bad faith and denies your injury claim. Our neck injury lawyers know how to handle such complex legal cases and we’re prepared to do the work that needs to be done to demand the money you deserve.
Make your neck injury matter. Contact us
You may not be sure if you need an attorney or even if you have a case. All you have are questions. Can you get whiplash from a minor car accident? What if I was a passenger in the car accident? How much compensation can I recover? We can give you answers.
The stakes are high in many whiplash neck injury cases. Depending on the severity of your injury and the length of your recovery, your claim might be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more.
Demand the money you deserve. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a Dallas car accident lawyer you can count on in a crisis. At The Marye Law Firm, we’re serious about winning your case.