Whiplash is an injury to the soft tissues of your neck that occurs when your head is thrown violently backward and then forward again, as often occurs during a car accident. In some circles, however, the word “whiplash” it is so synonymous with bogus personal injury claims that it has become a joke. Anyone who has ever suffered whiplash, however, will tell you that whiplash is no laughing matter.
Most neck injury claims are paid by insurance companies, typically auto insurance companies. Despite their efforts to convince you that they are a good neighbor for a friend in need, the reality is that their interests are directly adverse to yours. The more money they pay you the less money they can keep, and vice versa. Here are some of their favorite tricks:
Unlike insurance companies, our interests are not adverse to yours. In fact, they are in complete harmony. We have seen to that by arranging our fee structure so that you will owe us nothing until your money actually arrives. At that point, your legal fee is calculated as a percentage of your recovery. We don’t make money unless you do, and that’s just the way we like it.
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The basic principles of personal injury law are largely the same no matter how you are injured. Below is a partial list of the types of cases we handle:
Whiplash can be quite traumatic, resulting in symptoms such as:
Other symptoms, such as loss of memory and depression, are possible as well.
Yes. In Illinois, a night club is liable for a drunken driving accident if it sold the defendant alcohol prior to the accident, and if the sale of alcohol to the defendant was a “proximate cause” of the accident. You don’t even have to prove that the defendant was already intoxicated at the time he was served.
Your damages might include:
Although nothing is certain, it is possible that your damages might total several times the amount of your medical expenses.
It is best to seek medical treatment immediately, even if you don’t think you were injured. Even a low-impact collision can cause a neck injury. Moreover, in some cases symptoms can be delayed. If you delay seeking medical treatment because you don’t feel any pain yet, you might damage your claim.
We’ve been around for over 25 years. During that time we have won hundreds of millions of dollars in personal injury compensation for over 20,000 clients – enough to populate a small town. Our batting average is .950. That is, 95 percent of our clients walk away with compensation. Among these, about 95 percent receive an out-of-court settlement.
2 years ago I was involved in a trucking accident involving a 14-wheeler truck that nearly disabled me for life. Steve fought to make sure that I received the most possible compensation for my injuries. I was about to take the insurance company’s lowball offer, but decided to call Steve first – it was the best decision I’ve made yet
NOAH TAFFELPersonal Injury Victim