Common Questions About Whiplash

5Each year, thousands of people are in auto accidents. There are a variety of injuries that result from these crashes. Whiplash is one of the most common, however. Whiplash is a different kind of injury. Often, people don’t realize that they have injured their neck until some time has passed unlike broken bones which are noticeable right away.

And people suffering from whiplash often are unsure if or how they can pursue a personal injury claim. They often have the same questions surrounding their injuries. Below are some of the questions they pose to an lawyer about their case.

Is this A Claimable Injury?

When injury victims approach a Personal Injury Lawyer the first thing they want to know is if they have a claim. If a person has whiplash as a result of an accident that wasn’t their fault and they make the claim before the statute of limitations runs out, then yes, they can make a personal injury claim. It is important to remember that even though you meet all the criteria to move forward with a claim there is no guarantee that a lawyer will take your case or that you will win your case. The criteria for filing and meeting are not equal.

Can I Make A Claim Against Uninsured Drivers?

In most instances personal injury cases involving car accidents the defendants are insurance companies. If a person gets into an accident with a person who is not carrying insure on their vehicle, the injured person is sometimes unsure about going ahead with the case. They often feel like it would be a waste of time to pursue a case against someone who apparently couldn’t even afford to keep their car insured. But, yes, you can still sue an individual. Just because they don’t have the money now doesn’t mean they won’t in the near future and as long as you have a claim against them you are entitled to the money you are owed. And states often have ways of putting pressure on people to pay for damages.

Did I Wait Too Long

Not all injuries are obvious right away; just ask any Austin car wreck attorney. It is not unusual for injured people to believe that they are fine after being involved in a crash. When people have injuries that don’t present themselves right away they are leery about filing claims. The main reason is because they are afraid people won’t believe them. But it doesn’t matter how long it took for your injuries to become apparent as long as it was within the time frame assigned by the state of Texas. Waiting will of course mean some evidence will not be available.

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