When you’ve been involved in a car accident, no matter how minor, you should plan on contacting attorneys in Salisbury, NC as soon as possible. This is because injuries and trauma obtained from an accident can result in financial losses because of lost wages and medical bills. To illustrate, Medicine Net has an article about whiplash, a common injury car accident victims receive, and describes what causes it and its history:
Whiplash is a relatively common injury that occurs to a person’s neck following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck, most commonly from motor vehicle accidents. The term “whiplash” was first used in 1928. The term “railway spine” was used to describe a similar condition that was common in persons involved in train accidents prior to 1928. The term “whiplash injury” describes damage to both the bone structures and soft tissues, while “whiplash associated disorders” describes a more severe and chronic condition.
Whiplash sufferers typically complain of neck pains, headaches and more. Additionally, whiplash-associated disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder and stress have been known to develop. This can cause people to miss work or end up in the hospital. Other injuries like those to the head and limbs can cause even more severe long-term problems like disabilities.
This is why it is necessary to contact skilled Salisbury lawyers like those from Sherrill & Cameron, PLLC to help with your personal injury case. You’ll want to get compensated for all the pain that the responsible party caused you. Hiring a personal injury lawyer ensures that you have a chance at receiving a fair settlement.
First, personal injury lawyers would be able to gauge how much you can get in the form of compensation. A personal injury settlement is usually calculated through the amount spent on your medical treatment, how much income you’ve lost, and if any property has been lost. Additional factors like compensation for your pain and suffering and emotional distress can be added with the help of your lawyer’s advice.
Second, experienced lawyers can ensure that you get an advantage at the negotiating table. It’s been noted that people without attorneys helping them in a case often get lower offers during settlements. Having a dedicated advocate working for you ensures that you get a fair deal.
Finally, personal injury lawyers know the laws appropriate to your case. Each state has their own version of personal injury laws and having someone on hand to help navigate them is a great help to your case.
What do you do if you are injured by someone who has no insurance, or is underinsured? In that case, our lawyers will look for other sources to cover your medical bills and other damages. We are knowledgeable about uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance coverage.
(Source: Whiplash, Medicine Net, January 7, 2014)