Uniondale Whiplash Accident Lawyer
If you have a whiplash diagnosis and your injuries occurred during a Uniondale car accident caused by another driver, a Uniondale whiplash accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you build a case to hold the at-fault driver liable and pursue compensation. Whiplash varies in severity, but it is a significant injury in some people, limiting activities and preventing them from working and earning a living. Perhaps worst of all is that in some cases, whiplash injury can be life-changing and catastrophic in its effects.
Let a member of the Uniondale whiplash car accident team from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. review your case for free. If you choose to hire our firm as your injury lawyers, , we will accept your case on a contingency-fee basis where you do not pay us attorney’s fees unless and until you recover compensation in a settlement offer or court award.
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 today to get started.
Whiplash Is a Serious Neck Injury for Some People
Whiplash is a commonly used term to describe a neck overextension injury that occurs when the head is whipped back and forth, such as in a car accident. This violent jerking of the head injures the neck, which moves beyond its normal range of motion. This damages the soft tissues that keep the neck stable.
According to Mayo Clinic, mild cases of whiplash may heal completely in several weeks when treated. More serious cases lead to months, years or a lifetime of pain and disability. Even the mildest case can affect everyday activities, including:
See a doctor if you were hurt in an accident and believe you could be experiencing whiplash. Treatment for whiplash sometimes includes prescription painkillers, muscle relaxers, and other medications, as well as physical therapy and/or rehabilitation. In some cases, surgery is needed. All of this could mean weeks or months away from work, or even permanent disability from work in some cases. Your doctor should monitor you and tell you when it is safe to resume your previous activities.
Any type of medical condition that occurs as a result of another party’s negligence and keeps you out of work for at least 90 days following an accident should qualify as a “serious injury” and allows you to step outside the no-fault system under NY ISC § 5102. Essentially, what this means is that in addition to the benefits almost all people injured in car accidents in New York are qualified for, which includes covering medical expenses and a portion of lost earnings, you will have an injury that supports a lawsuit against the at-fault party that caused your injuries.
To learn more about your rights and possibly filing a whiplash accident case, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today.
Liability in Whiplash Accidents
Another driver may be liable for your injuries if they caused your accident while driving in a negligent manner.
Negligent driving behavior includes:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk or intoxicated driving
- Drowsy driving
- Failure to yield
- Violation of a traffic law
- Other careless and reckless ways that an at-fault party operated a motor vehicle. (We say “motor vehicle” instead of simply “car” because your accident may have been caused by the at-fault operator of a motorcycle, bus or truck as well.)
If a mechanical failure caused your accident, a negligent mechanic or vehicle component manufacturer may be liable for your injuries. A negligent municipality may be responsible if a hazard in the road or a road signage error caused your accident.
A Uniondale whiplash accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will investigate your case and determine who is liable for your injuries when we represent you.
Types of Damages Recoverable Through a Fault-Based Car Accident Claim
When our attorneys develop a fault-based insurance claim or court case, we gather evidence to support allegations that the responsible party caused the accident and your injuries. In addition, we also gather evidence of the expenses and losses you experienced.
We then use this evidence to seek and
secure compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical care costs and all related expenses
- Wages from missed work, related benefits, and other related losses
- Reduced earning ability, if you do not return to work
- Property damages
- Out-of-pocket expenses related to the accident
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
When To Contact A Whiplash Accident Law Firm
While there are strict rules that govern qualifying to pursue fault-based compensation after a New York car accident, there are also strict deadlines for such cases. A representative of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will discuss what deadlines pertain to your case when you call us for a free consultation.
If you have questions about your legal options after a car accident that resulted in a whiplash or any other injury, contact our team at (516) 932-0400. We offer free case reviews.
The Legal Services of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., our team passionately fights and advocates for injured motorists and vehicle occupants in Uniondale, on Long Island, and in other areas of the New York metropolitan area.
As a part of building a case and pursuing justice on your behalf, a Uniondale whiplash accident lawyer from our firm will:
- Keep you updated about your case
- Identify the liable party or parties
- Communicate with all involved parties for you
- Gather evidence and build an argument for liability and compensation
- Determine a fair settlement value for your case based on the damages we uncover
To learn more about how the car accident team serving Uniondale from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will address your needs and pursue compensation on your behalf, call us today.
Speak With a Member of Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Today
A Uniondale whiplash accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help qualifying car accident victims pursue damages based on their accident-related injuries, expenses, and losses. You could recover compensation to help pay for medical care, cover lost income, and ease your financial burden. We will do this on a contingency-fee basis with no fees required to start.
Let Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. review your whiplash case today. Call (516) 932-0400 for your complimentary consultation today. Our multilingual staff assists callers in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.