Whiplash and Neck Injuries – Portland Car Accident Lawyers
Our Maine law firm knows how to get results
Whiplash is a common injury in car accidents, especially rear-end crashes. It can be very painful and restrict mobility, leaving you unable to take part in many activities. It can also affect your ability to work, resulting in less income coming in. The car accident lawyers at Jabar LaLiberty & Dubord, LLC can help you recover financial compensation.
This type of injury occurs when the head and neck are jerked violently forward and then backward during a crash. This causes muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck to stretch beyond their normal range of motion. Symptoms can take a day or two to appear and may include:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Pain or tenderness in the upper back
Recovery from whiplash can take weeks with proper rest and treatment. More serious neck injuries can take months or longer to heal. Medical expenses for diagnosis and treatment can add up quickly. If you miss time from work because of your injury, there is less money coming in.
Car accident lawyers who fight for your rights
If a negligent driver caused the accident that left with whiplash or another neck injury, you deserve financial compensation. The process of recovering compensation can be complicated and frustrating.
The negligent driver may have been speeding or operating recklessly. Or, the driver was texting behind the wheel or was distracted by something else. In some cases, a driver may have been fatigued or driving drunk. Negligent drivers typically don’t accept responsibility for causing the crash and deny doing anything wrong.
Don’t expect much help from the insurance companies. They are supposed to help the injured after an accident, but they are mostly concerned with their bottom line. They may question the extent of your injuries and argue they aren’t that bad. They may blame you for the accident. There are other tactics they may use to limit your compensation.
That’s why you need a Portland car accident attorney to fight for your rights. We take your case seriously right from the start. Our firm has been representing clients since 1979 and has recovered millions for the injured. We know how insurance companies operate and are familiar with the tactics they use. We don’t back down.
Learn more about how a car accident lawyer can help
Our legal investigates your crash, gathering evidence to prove a negligent driver caused the accident that left you injured. We carefully examine accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses to the crash. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.
We build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. When they see that we are prepared and ready to fight for you, they often agree to talk about a settlement. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and will focus on a settlement that provides compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages you have suffered.
If you were left with whiplash or a more serious neck injury after a car accident in Maine, contact us to schedule a consultation. One of our Portland car accident lawyers will review the details of your case and go over your legal options.