Houston Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer
While whiplash is often perceived as a minor injury, its effects can be anything but. Whiplash can cost you in lost wages, as well as prevent you from doing a number of the activities you enjoy.
Most whiplash injuries occur in car accidents, of which the vast majority are caused by some form of driver error or other negligence. This means that when you weren’t at fault for the crash, you can file a personal injury lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your neck injury. The experienced counsel of a Houston car accident whiplash lawyer from Denena Points, PC could be exactly what you need to secure the funds you are due.
What Is Whiplash?
Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury that occurs in the ligaments and tendons of the neck. It frequently occurs in auto wrecks such as rear-end collisions and T-bone accidents where a sudden impact causes the head to jerk one way and then snap back into place, thereby overextending those tissues and damaging them.
Symptoms generally manifest as severe pain in the neck and shoulders, as well as stiffness and decreased range of motion.
Your Neck Injury Deserves Financial Compensation
Whiplash often accompanies brain injuries such as concussions, and even by itself, whiplash can result in expensive medical bills. Since your range of motion will be limited and driving will be difficult or impossible, you will probably also miss time at work and have to pay for alternative means of transportation.
All of this should be compensated by the at-fault party that caused your car accident and neck injury. You will also need to be compensated for the following damages if they apply to your case:
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
- Medical equipment and devices
- Medication, such as pain relievers and anti-inflammatories
- Caretaker expenses if you are unable to care for your home and children while you recover
Dealing with the Insurance Company After a Whiplash Claim
The other driver’s insurance company will likely make you a settlement offer in short order. However, the initial offer is rarely fair and will probably not take all of your damages into account. They want you to settle quickly and for as little as possible.
We’ll evaluate any offer you receive and advise you of whether it will meet all of your current and future needs. We’ll also handle negotiating your whiplash claim on your behalf. Most cases settle out of court, so odds are good that we’ll be able to negotiate a fair settlement without court becoming necessary.
A trial will only be needed if they fail to make an offer in good faith. Even then, sometimes a court date is all that’s needed to get them to produce a fair settlement offer. If it doesn’t, we’ll represent you during the court proceedings, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll have solid legal counsel throughout the process.
Contact a Houston Car Accident Whiplash Lawyer
Whiplash and other neck injuries are frequently suffered by auto wreck victims. After being hurt, the last thing you need is the headache presented by insurance companies and the legal system.
Let Denena Points, PC help you work your way through the process and to the financial award you deserve. To begin, simply arrange your free case evaluation by calling 713-807-9500 or by contacting us through our online form below.