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Whiplash Injury

Winston-Salem Whiplash Injury

If you have a diagnosis of whiplash following a Winston-Salem car accident, you know how painful this injury can be and how disruptive to your daily life this can be. Many dismiss this type of soft tissue injury, despite its ability to lead to long-term pain and other health complications. If your injuries occurred because of someone else’s negligence behind the wheel, our car accident lawyers in Greensboro may be able to help you fight to hold the at-fault driver responsible.

A Greensboro whiplash injury lawyer from Tien Law Firm can gather evidence and file a claim on your behalf. A team member from from our Winston-Salem personal injury law firm is standing by now to review the facts of your accident for free and help you understand your legal options.

Our Winston-Salem Car Accident Attorneys Help Clients Navigate the Legal Process to Seek Compensation

Our Winston-Salem whiplash injury lawyers at Tien Law Firm understand whiplash cases. We understand how to build a case demonstrating our clients’ injuries, limitations, and pain and suffering. We may be able to help you seek justice and get a payout from your claim. Also, we offer to represent our clients based on contingency fees. You will not need to pay any upfront fees for our representation.

We may identify and collect evidence to show your accident occurred because of the other driver’s negligence. Then, we will negotiate with the insurance company and communicate with any other interested parties. We will handle all aspects of your case while you focus on managing your symptoms and healing from your injuries.

You can speak to a team member from Tien Law Firm today by calling (888) 920-8180. We can answer your questions and help you understand the legal options in your car accident case in Winston-Salem and throughout NC.

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Time Limits for Filing a Car Accident Case in North Carolina

Typically, we can work to seek a settlement through the other driver’s insurance company. However, sometimes a just settlement is not possible through this route, and we will advise a client to take a case to court. If it becomes necessary for us to file a personal injury lawsuit in your case, we may pursue compensation in a North Carolina state or federal court. The deadline for filing the initial paperwork to begin this legal action is three years from the date of your accident, according to the North Carolina General Statutes, two years if a death is involved, and different time limits may apply to minors, so be sure to consult a Raleigh personal injury lawyer.

Damages Recoverable in a Whiplash Insurance Claim or Lawsuit

Our Winston-Salem car accident attorneys are trained to document your recoverable losses. Some of the most common recoverable losses in car accident cases include:

  • Medical bills and prescriptions
  • Wages for missed work
  • Property damage and other out-of-pocket expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages

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    Lasting Effects of Whiplash Injuries

    Whiplash is a relatively common injury, especially in rear-end car accidents. However, it is possible in any type of traffic accident. Whiplash occurs when the neck’s soft tissues, including ligaments and muscles, suffer injuries. The force of the accident whips the head back and forth, straining the neck beyond its normal range of motion. This movement can cause stretching, strains, sprains, and even tears in the affected soft tissues.

    Our personal injury attorneys near Winston-Salem have seen accident victims immediately experience pain and other symptoms of whiplash. In other cases, it may take hours or even days for these symptoms to appear.

    Whiplash injuries lead to symptoms that may include:

    • Severe neck pain
    • Reduced range of motion
    • Shoulder and upper back pain
    • Headaches
    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Emotional distress

    Some people heal from whiplash injuries in a few weeks. However, even in this case, you may have costly medical bills from your diagnosis and any necessary treatment.

    If your symptoms are not controlled by over-the-counter medication or if you have lasting symptoms, you may require additional treatment and support, including:

    • Prescription pain medications
    • Muscle relaxants;
    • Physical therapy
    • Neck support devices;
    • Cervical traction
    • Antidepressants and other mental health support

    If you received a whiplash diagnosis, whether you continue to have symptoms or not, you might be able to hold the at-fault motorist responsible for your injuries and seek compensation.

    Winston-Salem Personal Injury Attorneys

    Our Winston-Salem whiplash injury lawyer from Tien Law Firm can build a case and pursue a claim based on your whiplash injuries and other accident losses. We know how to develop a whiplash case, including the medical evidence necessary to prove the severity of your injuries. You can speak with one of our whiplash injury lawyers near Winston-Salem about your accident and diagnosis, as well as your prognosis.

    Call us today at (888) 920-8180 to talk to our team and possibly get started on your claim right away. 

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