If you have a diagnosis of whiplash following a Baton Rouge car accident, you know how painful this injury 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, we might be able to help you fight to hold the at-fault driver responsible.
A Baton Rouge whiplash injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm will gather evidence and file a claim on your behalf. A team member from the Morris Bart law firm in Baton Rouge is standing by now to review the facts of your accident for free and help you understand your legal options. Call (225) 341-5694 now to get started.
Navigating the Legal Process and Seeking Compensation in Your Baton Rouge Case
A Baton Rouge whiplash injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm understands 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 will 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 the Morris Bart law firm’s Baton Rouge office today by calling (225) 341-5694. We can answer your questions and help you understand the legal options in your car accident case in East Baton Rouge Parish or nearby jurisdiction.
For a free legal consultation with a Whiplash Injury lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call 800-537-8185
Time Limits for Filing a Car Accident Case in East Baton Rouge Parish
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 can pursue compensation in an East Baton Rouge Parish civil court. The deadline for filing the initial paperwork to begin this legal action is one year from the date of your accident, according to the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492.
Losses Recoverable in a Whiplash Insurance Claim or Civil Suit
We will document your recoverable losses, including identifying all current and future economic costs as well as intangible costs. Some of the most common recoverable losses in car accident cases include:
- Treatment, medical care, and related expenses
- Wages for missed work, and diminished earning capacity if you cannot work
- Property damages and other out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other intangible damages
We can also work with you on a wrongful death case. If you had a family member who died as a consequence of car accident injuries, which may have included back and neck injuries, we might be able to represent your case.
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.
In some cases, 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, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS).
Whiplash injuries lead to symptoms that may include:
- Severe neck pain and reduced range of motion
- Shoulder and upper back pain
- Emotional and mental concerns, in some cases
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 such as a brace
- 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.
Talk to a Team Member from Morris Bart, LLC for Free Today
A Baton Rouge whiplash injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm could 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 a member of our whiplash injury team in East Baton Rouge Parish about your accident and diagnosis, as well as your prognosis.
Call us today at (225) 341-5694 to talk to our team and possibly get started on your claim right away.
The Morris Bart law firm has 15 locations serving all areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. If you suffered whiplash injuries outside of Baton Rouge, we may still be able to help you. Contact us online or call the Morris Bart law firm closest to you.
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