Our lawyers help you recover financial compensation
Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents, but it is often misunderstood. It can have a significant impact on your mobility and limit your activities. But insurance companies often don’t take this injury seriously. That’s why you need an experienced attorney to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
At Brent Adams & Associates, we know how insurance companies treat the injured. They use their extensive resources and high-powered lawyers to pay people less. We level the playing field. We know how a whiplash injury can affect your life. Our attorneys help the injured fight back against insurance company tactics.
Our attorneys fight for the rights of the injured
Whiplash can happen in any type of accident but is very common in rear-end crashes. A person’s head is snapped forward and then backward at great speed during impact. The motion is similar to the cracking of whip. This causes muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck to stretch beyond their usual limits, leaving a person injured.
A person with whiplash will experience neck pain and stiffness that gets worse with movement. There is reduced range of motion in the neck. Other symptoms may include headaches, shoulder tenderness or pain, fatigue and dizziness.
Whiplash should be treated by a doctor who may suggest rest and pain medication. You may also need to wear a neck brace or collar. Recovery from whiplash may take weeks and require follow-up appointments with your doctor. In the meantime, you may have to miss time from work and be severely limited in your usual activities.
If a negligent driver caused your accident, you deserve financial compensation for your whiplash injury. The driver may have been speeding, texting, fatigued or was driving under the influence. But negligent drivers often deny responsibility and may refuse to admit that they were doing anything wrong.
Don’t expect help from the insurance companies. They will try all kinds of ways to limit your compensation. They may dispute the seriousness of your injury and want to you to get an independent medical exam. They may try to blame you for the accident. Or they’ll contact you with a lowball settlement offer.
We make things right
Our attorneys build strong cases that the insurance companies have to take seriously. We document your whiplash injury and the effects it has had on your life. We gather evidence from your crash, review documentation and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
We demand the compensation you deserve for current and future medical expenses, lost wages if you couldn’t work and other damages such as pain and suffering. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who are often able to reach a settlement that works for you. And insurance companies know that we are never afraid to fight them in court. It’s one of the reasons they hate us.
If you’ve suffered whiplash in a North Carolina car accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. You have three years from the date of your crash to take legal action. But the longer you wait, the more likely it is that evidence will be lost and the memories of witnesses will fade.
Our attorneys take your whiplash injury seriously from the start. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how we can help. There’s no cost and no obligation.