Car Accidents Attorneys

In the area of Personal Injury, many claims arise due to Car Accidents. In a Car Accident there is ultimately a determination made concerning who is at fault, or who is liable. In certain cases liability is shared on a percentage basis. In situations where there is a debate concerning liability, an accident reconstructionist may be employed to show how the accident occurred.

There can be issues concerning deductibles and car repairs, which our attorneys are also prepared to assist with. In a situation where the other driver is completely at fault an excellent injury claim would exist. In a situation where there is a sharing of liability, a claim still exists, but it is affected by the percentage of liability attaching to the client. In a situation where a passenger is injured, an excellent injury claim exists, either against the driver of the vehicle the passenger was in, the driver of the other vehicle, or the both of them combined. The one thing that is clear in a passenger situation is that the passenger wasn’t driving and consequently is entitled to full compensation.

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It is important in Car Accidents that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible in order to ensure that the true facts are documented concerning how the accident occurred enabling an honest evaluation of liability. There are also limitation period issues – a claim needs to be issued within a certain prescribed period of time or the claim is lost. As in any personal injury action, it is also important to document your injuries, seeking early and timely medical care. A lawyer, if contacted early, can also be of great assistance in dealing on your behalf with adjusters and other interested persons.

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Whiplash Injuries Attorneys

In many accident situations, and especially in the area of Car Accidents, Whiplash Injuries, which have recently been more commonly referred to as soft tissue injuries and bone misalignment, can develop. These injuries are often accompanied by headaches and, in a percentage of cases, by Temporo Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ), which is a misalignment of the jaw after whiplash and often can be identified by the jaw clicking.

Whiplash Injuries are caused by the unnaturally fast acceleration of body parts in an accident. Whiplash Injuries result from the operation of Physics. Force equals mass times acceleration. Different areas of our body weigh more than others, or have more mass. For example, the head is a very heavy part of the body that is placed on a relatively light neck area, and consequently the force exerted can be different, causing not only misaligned jaw problems, but also soft tissue or muscle damage in the neck and upper areas. Obviously injuries develop not only from motion but also from collision within the car.

It is easy to quantify a broken bone. If a leg is broken it requires certain treatment and there is a certain general recovery period. Soft tissue injuries or bone misalignment aren’t as easy to quantify – outwardly the person may look fine, there is no cast, but internally the pain can be great and the recovery extremely long. In some serious cases the injury victim may never have a complete 100% recovery but may plateau at a percentage lower than this.

Treatments vary with different physicians having their own treatment prejudices. Painkillers and muscle relaxants may be prescribed and the physician may also prescribe physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatments or acupuncture.

Whiplash Injuries are very real and are very painful and must be treated seriously by both injury victims and medical professionals.

As with any injury, medical treatment must be obtained in a timely manner. Of equal importance is the need to follow up on the medical treatment so that:

1) you are treated properly and;

2) there is a proper record.

Additionally, a law firm should be retained as soon as possible to deal with the insurance company and ensure the case progresses properly. A law firm should be retained because we have extensive experience in this area and know the issues that must be dealt with.

TMJ – TemporoMandibular Joint Dysfunction

Temporo Mandibular Joint Dysfunction – TMJ is a common injury result seen in general whiplash situations. TMJ is the misalignment of the jaw. Often it is identifiable by a clicking or soreness of the jaw. When it is present there are medical steps that can be taken to deal with the situation.

TMJ can result from the rapid acceleration of body parts in a whiplash situation. The head is a very heavy object when compared with the neck and sits much like a bowling ball on a pencil. The principals of physics apply to these injury situations. Force equals mass times acceleration. Obviously the head has a greater mass than the neck.

TMJ can have other effects as well besides effecting one’s jaw. Headaches, sometimes severe, debilitating headaches, can result from TMJ. Today it is rarer for TMJ to go undiagnosed, but it still does happen and injury victims themselves should watch for the symptoms. At our firm, as we know TMJ can be a common by-product of injury situations, we always ask if the person has had the relevant symptoms.