Statistics show that 1 in 3 people will be involved in a motor vehicle accident in their lifetime. Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in the United States each year.
A motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic event particularly when someone else is to blame. Not only do you have the shock of the accident, but you may sustain serious injuries and a damaged vehicle.
Many people mistakenly believe that whiplash is not a serious injury. Whiplash can be serious, especially if you cannot turn your head from side to side or nodding causes excruciating pain. It can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of negligent drivers. You will have to deal with medical expenses, possible disfigurement, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
Most of the time, whiplash is suffered when hit from behind – in a rear-end collision. When the car collides with the one in front, it sends the victim’s head suddenly back and then forward, causing what is referred to as cervical acceleration-deceleration.
Many insurance companies will state that whiplash is not a serious injury and deny compensation or offer a low settlement. This is unacceptable.
If you have been injured in a whiplash injury accident, knowing your legal rights can provide you with financial relief and peace of mind.
Contact the San Bernardino personal injury attorneys at Welebir | Tierney. We know how to effectively present your claim to the insurance company in order to recover the full compensation you need and deserve.