A Shreveport whiplash injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to help you prove your injuries and hold the driver who hit you responsible. Because it is a soft tissue injury and the primary symptom is pain, whiplash can be a difficult injury to document.
If your case meets certain qualifications, and you have the right to take legal action against the driver who caused your accident, the Morris Bart law firm can represent you and pursue damages on your behalf.
To learn more about our services, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm today by calling (318) 553-5470. A member of our Shreveport team is standing by to offer you a free, no-obligation case review.
Whiplash Symptoms Can Be Persistent
Whiplash frequently occurs in rear-end collisions, but any type of car accident can cause it. As the name suggests, the pain and stiffness in the neck is the result of your head whipping back and forth, stretching your neck beyond its normal range of motion. While some people have less pain and begin to recover their range of motion in a few weeks, others may experience headaches, neck pain, stiffness, and other symptoms for months. In some people, this can become a chronic pain condition.
The Mayo Clinic recommends patients with any amount of neck pain after a car crash see a doctor. Even mild cases of whiplash may require treatment. In addition, seeing a doctor soon after your accident could create evidence in your medical record that your whiplash came from your car crash.
While doctors may use reports of pain and stiffness, clinical evaluations, and medical imaging to initially diagnose whiplash, tracking persistent pain and loss of quality of life can be more difficult. The Morris Bart law firm understands the evidence that may be used in a whiplash case to demonstrate the extent and value of a victim’s damages. We can collect this evidence on your behalf when we represent you.
For a free legal consultation with a Whiplash Injury lawyer serving Shreveport, call 800-537-8185
How Morris Bart, LLC Can Demonstrate Negligence
A Shreveport whiplash injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to collect evidence of the responsible party’s negligence and liability when we represent you.
Proving negligence typically requires us to gather evidence that shows:
- The driver had a responsibility to follow traffic laws to prevent accidents and injuries.
- The driver violated the law or acted carelessly despite the law.
- The driver’s careless actions led to an accident.
- You suffered injuries as a result of the accident.
Many car accident cases establish negligence with evidence that the responsible driver caused the accident by violating a traffic law, such as a failure to yield, an illegal lane change, speeding, etc. Other times, a negligent party such as a mechanic, vehicle manufacturer, or municipality could be liable for a car accident.
If you believe another party’s negligence caused your accident, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (318) 553-5470. An initial consultation with a member of our Shreveport team is free.
There Is a Limited Amount of Time to Sue in Louisiana
Under Louisiana law, you need to act quickly to pursue compensation in your case if we represent you. Per Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492, a general one-year statute of limitations pertains to personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana. Waiting longer than this could mean that your lawsuit gets dismissed.
We do not always need to file a lawsuit in car accident cases, but we prefer to protect this option in case the responsible party’s insurance company refuses to make you a fair settlement offer.
Recoverable Damages in a Car Accident Case
Recoverable damages from an insurance claim or civil award could include:
There are many types of expenses and financial losses that can be associated with a serious car accident. If there is proof of an expense, and it was clearly accident-related, it may be recoverable economic damage in your case. This may include:
- Current and future medical care, treatment, and other care costs
- Current and future lost income and benefits
- Property damages, including to your car
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Non-economic damages are intangible losses, such as pain and suffering. These damages do not have a direct monetary value. However, there are established ways to put an amount on them. The Morris Bart law firm can identify and determine the value of your non-economic damages before we take steps to pursue a settlement.
Learn More Today During a Free Review of Your Case
A Shreveport whiplash injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm may be able to build your claim and negotiate a settlement or represent you in court. We believe you should not have to pay for the expenses that result from an accident caused by another party’s negligence.
Our Shreveport traffic accident team can speak with you about your accident today at no cost to you. We can discuss the details of your injuries, your accident, and the legal options you may have.
If we believe we can help you seek and possibly secure a payout for the damages you sustained, we may offer to represent you on a contingency-fee-basis. You will not need to pay us any fees unless you receive compensation via a settlement offer or court award.
For a free consultation on your case with a member of our Shreveport team, call (318) 553-5470 today. The Morris Bart law firm has 15 locations and serves all areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
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